PH Fat, the electronic rap group from Cape Town making waves in SA, has won the Open The City competition. The duo will open for international acts Rudimental, MGMT, The Presets and Crystal Fighters at Vodacom in the City, the Jozi leg of Rocking the Daisies.
The act has blown up in the past few months, with a set at Oppikoppi causing mass hysteria and the recently released ‘Lights Out’, featuring JungFreud (a.k.a Nonku) proving to be PHFAT’s biggest yet. The track received over a 100 000 listens on SoundCloud and has been getting love from thirteen radio stations across South Africa, including 5FM, YFM and Good Hope FM.
“Rap life is incredible. They turned away six hundred people from our show in Knysna… We didn’t even know there were six hundred people in the whole of Knysna!?! (Also), there were a bunch of broken floorboards in one of the clubs after our show”.
The competition saw thousands of votes come in via SMS and online from music fans eager to see their favourite band on stage. For several fierce (but fun) weeks, P.H.fat went beat-for-beat against fellow Open The City finalists Bye Beneco, The Plastics and The Kiffness to rally their fans’ support in a bid to win. This culminated in the energetic Open The City Session event, where the finalists had one last chance to sing for their votes, where their trademark “homemade” explosive mish-mash rap sound won them the competition.
“People who caught our Oppi set will have heard our new jam called “If the truth fits”. Keep your eyes peeled. It’s a fuckin number and it’s coming soon!”.