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Clifford Joseph Price
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The first superstar produced by the breakbeat jungle movement, Goldie popularized drum'n'bass as a form of musical expression just as relevant for living-room contemplation as techno had become by the early '90s. Though he hardly developed the style, and his later reliance on engineers like Rob Playford and Optical to capture his sound puts into question his true musical importance, Goldie became one of the first personalities in British dance music, his gold teeth and b-boy attitude placing him leagues away from the faceless bedroom boffins who had become the norm in intelligent dance music. For the first time, England had a beat maestro and tough-guy head who could match the scores of larger-than-life hip-hop stars America had produced, and the high profile of drum'n'bass as the first indigenously British dance music made Goldie a figure of prime importance. After spending several years working on his production skills at Reinforced Records (the home of 4hero), he founded Metalheadz Records, which released seminal dark yet intelligent singles by Source Direct, Photek, J. Majik, Optical, Lemon D, Wax Doctor, and Peshay, among others. In 1995, Goldie released Timeless, one of jungle's first and best full-length works of art. The album put him squarely at the top of the drum'n'bass heap -- at least in the minds of critics and mainstream listeners -- though his follow-up, SaturnzReturn, displayed an ambitious, personal side of Goldie hardly in keeping with jungle's producer mentality.

A native of Walsall, England, Goldie was born to a Scottish-Jamaican couple and put up for adoption. He bounced around child-care homes and several sets of foster parents during his childhood years, and became fascinated with the rise of hip-hop, breakdancing, and graffiti art. By 1986, he was involved with breakdancing crews around his home of Wolverhampton; after making several trips to London for all-day breakdancing events (and to see hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa), Goldie appeared in the English documentary on graffiti art called Bombing. He also spent time in New York and Miami (working in a market stall selling customized gold teeth), but returned to England by 1988. For a time, Goldie worked at the Try 1 shop in Walsall (also selling gold teeth), then moved to London. He began hanging out with two fellow heads from the British hip-hop scene, Nellee Hooper and 3-D (later of Massive Attack), and by 1991 he'd been introduced to the breakbeat culture that birthed jungle; at the seminal club night Rage, DJs Grooverider and Fabio pitched ancient breakbeats up to 45 rpm, blending their creations with the popular rave music of the time. Goldie was hooked on the sound of raw breakbeat techno, and he gradually switched his allegiance to jungle from the British hip-hop scene that later generated trip-hop.

Through his girlfriend DJ Kemistry (later to make her name with the mixing duo Kemistry & Storm), Goldie hooked up with Dego and Mark Mac, two of the most influential figures in the emerging drum'n'bass scene. The duo's Reinforced Records and recordings as 4hero were fostering an increasingly artistic attitude to the music, and Goldie learned much about breakbeat production and engineering at their studios. He recorded his first single as Ajax Project, then debuted on Reinforced as Metalheadz with two 1992 singles, "Killermuffin" and "Menace." The 1993 single "Terminator" broke him into the jungle scene -- besides pioneering the crucial jungle concept of time-stretching (basically extending a sample without altering its pitch) the single evinced the growing separation between the uplifting rave scene and its emerging dark side, reliant on breakbeats and restless vibes.

The name was later taken for his influential Metalheadz Records, which released material from a legion of crucial jungle artists: Photek, Doc Scott, Dillinja, Source Direct, Peshay, J Majik, Alex Reece, Lemon D, and Optical, among others. Later singles such as "Angel" and remixes for 4hero's Reinforced label spread Goldie's fame, and in 1995 he signed a contract with London Records. His first major-label single was "Timeless," and his debut album of the same name followed in August 1995. He gained additional fame in early 1996, when an American tour supporting Björk sparked a relationship between the two and led to a brief engagement period before they called off a wedding. Goldie resurfaced in 1998 with a high-profile follow-up, SaturnzReturn, an epic two-disc set including one track, "Mother," that in itself broke the 70-minute barrier. The album tanked with critics and fans, leading to a return to the underground later that year with the Ring of Saturn EP.

Save for a handful of mix albums (most notably 2011's Fabriclive 58), two studio efforts credited to Rufige Kru (2007's Malice in Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs of an Afterlife), and Sine Tempus, the 2008 soundtrack to an unreleased film directed by the man himself, Goldie's career over the next two decades became less and less music-focused. He turned his hand to acting, appearing in Guy Ritchie's Snatch, the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough, and the perennial BBC soap opera Eastenders. He also appeared on a number of reality TV shows, including Maestro, where he learned how to conduct a symphony orchestra, and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment, where he put together a band of unknowns to perform at Buckingham Palace. He was awarded an MBE on the Queen's 2016 Honours list for services to music and young people. A career-spanning compilation, The Alchemist, was released by Rhino in 2013. Goldie's third solo studio album and first in nearly two decades, entitled The Journey Man, came out in 2017 through Cooking Vinyl. Guest vocalists on the album included Terri Walker, Naomi Pryor, José James, and Natalie Duncan, whom he had discovered while making Goldie's Band TV show.
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Albums

Goldie - Timeless album art Goldie Timeless (Album) Music World (2) Russia 1995 Vendi questa versione
Goldie - Saturnzreturn Vol.1 album art Goldie Saturnzreturn Vol.1 (Album) Stable Records (2) Russia 1998 Vendi questa versione
Goldie - INCredible Sound Of Drum'n'Bass [P. 1] album art Goldie INCredible Sound Of Drum'n'Bass [P. 1] (Comp) Generation X Records, Generation X Records Russia 2000 Vendi questa versione

Singles & EPs

none Goldie - Shinin' Down On Me (Unreleased V.I.P)/ Angel Mix1 album art Internal Affairs / Goldie Internal Affairs / Goldie - Shinin' Down On Me (Unreleased V.I.P)/ Angel Mix1(Acetate, 10", Unofficial) Prototype, Reinforced Records none UK 1994 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Jah / Retreat  album art Goldie, The Dubster Goldie, The Dubster - Jah / Retreat (Acetate, 10", Unofficial) Not On Label none UK 1994 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - What You Won't Do For Love/Judged By Colour, Heard By Sound, Seen By Blind/Unlike album art Goldie What You Won't Do For Love/Judged By Colour, Heard By Sound, Seen By Blind/Unlike(Acetate, 12", Unofficial) Tape To Tape none UK 1998 Vendi questa versione
Goldie Inner City Life (Goldengroove Remix) Not On Label (Goldie) UK 2007 Vendi questa versione
1185 Goldie - Digital album art Goldie Featuring KRS One* Goldie Featuring KRS One* - Digital(Cass, Maxi, Unofficial) Music Land Records (2) 1185 Russia Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Calling / Calling (Remix) album art Goldie Calling / Calling (Remix)(Acetate, 12", Unofficial) Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Digital / Untitled album art Goldie Feat. Krs 1* & 175 Crew Goldie Feat. Krs 1* & 175 Crew - Digital / Untitled(Acetate, 10", Unofficial) Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
BB01 Goldie - One-One album art KRS-1* & Goldie KRS-1* & Goldie - One-One(12", S/Sided, Unofficial) Not On Label BB01 UK Unknown Vendi questa versione

Compilations

SRCD-654 Goldie - Electronic Collection (Best Trips) album art Goldie Electronic Collection (Best Trips)(CD, Comp, Unofficial) S-Records (3) SRCD-654 Russia 2001 Vendi questa versione
ID 56 EC-029 Goldie - Electronic Collection album art Goldie Electronic Collection(CD, Comp, Unofficial) In-digital, Geffen Records (2) ID 56 EC-029 Russia 2003 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Electronic Collection album art Goldie Electronic Collection(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Exclusive Collection (3) none Russia Unknown Vendi questa versione

Mixes

none Goldie - Untitled album art Goldie Untitled(Cass, Mixed, Unofficial) Love Of Life none UK 1997 Vendi questa versione
UJMC001 Goldie - Urban Jungle Volume 2 album art Goldie Urban Jungle Volume 2(Cass, Mixed, Unofficial) Urban Jungle (2) UJMC001 UK 2002 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Metal Heads In Session – Live @ The Zap Club UK album art Goldie / Kemistry & Storm Goldie / Kemistry & Storm - Metal Heads In Session – Live @ The Zap Club UK(Cass, Mixed, Unofficial, C60) Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione

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tangee

tangee

15 gennaio 2018
Good old boy is Goldie, tells it like it is, he thinks about things which is more than alot of people on Planet Earth do nowadays.
djease

djease

24 ottobre 2014
Keep on Bombin', Bombin'.
djvictorpr

djvictorpr

12 ottobre 2011
modificato over 7 years ago
Goldie great contributor and really humble one of a kind great personality,always his dj selections are out of the same shit everybody plays and metalheadz is one of the true d&b original labels every release is a example of continuous upgrade in music !!!
AtomicCow

AtomicCow

18 marzo 2002
He admitted himself that he doesn't actually write the music so much as he gives ideas to the real producer (such as Rob Playford). Rob Playford on the other hand said that without Goldie he would never have come up with some of this stuff.
In any case Goldie is responsible for some of the earliest and best drum and bass/hardcore/jungle. Check out the Terminator EP, 4 amazing tunes! Saint Angel could still be played 10 years later and it sounds like new.

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