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Clifford Joseph Price
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.

Singles & EPs

none Goldie - Breakin Glass album art Goldie Breakin Glass(Acetate, 12", S/Sided) Heathmans Mastering none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - The Shadow (Hive Vip) / Music Takes You (John B Remix) album art Dom & Roland, Rob Playford, Goldie / Blame Dom & Roland, Rob Playford, Goldie / Blame - The Shadow (Hive Vip) / Music Takes You (John B Remix)(Acetate, 12") Scrunch Recordings none Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Inside Your Soul / Latin Skin album art Goldie Inside Your Soul / Latin Skin(Acetate, 12") Master Room none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Chico - Death Of A Rockstar / Mission: Impossible Theme album art Goldie / Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Goldie / Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen - Chico - Death Of A Rockstar / Mission: Impossible Theme(Acetate, 10") Metalheadz none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Rough 1 / Saint Angel album art Dj Vision* / Goldie Dj Vision* / Goldie - Rough 1 / Saint Angel(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Fury The Origin / Rage  album art Goldie, Doc Scott Goldie, Doc Scott - Fury The Origin / Rage (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Sunrayz  album art Goldie & J Majik Goldie & J Majik - Sunrayz (Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Inner City Life / Callin  album art Goldie, X Project Goldie, X Project - Inner City Life / Callin (Acetate, 10", Sti) Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Unknown / I'll Be There For You album art Deep Blue, Goldie Deep Blue, Goldie - Unknown / I'll Be There For You(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Vendi questa versione


Goldie - MDZ05 album art Goldie MDZ05 (Comp) Metalheadz US 2005 Vendi questa versione
Goldie - Goldie album art Goldie Goldie (Comp) Pedigree Cuts UK 2009 Vendi questa versione
PED F019 Goldie - Metalheadz album art Goldie & Commix Goldie & Commix - Metalheadz(20xFile, WAV, Comp) Pedigree Cuts PED F019 UK 2009
5053105660858, 5310566085 Goldie - The Alchemist: The Best Of 1992-2012 album art Goldie The Alchemist: The Best Of 1992-2012(3xCD, Comp) Rhino Records (2), Rhino Records (2) 5053105660858, 5310566085 UK 2013 Vendi questa versione

DJ Mixes

Goldie - INCredible Sound Of Drum'n'Bass Mixed By Goldie album art Goldie INCredible Sound Of Drum'n'Bass Mixed By Goldie (Comp, Album) INCredible UK 1999 Vendi questa versione
Goldie - album art Goldie Trust The DJ, [PIAS] UK 2001 Vendi questa versione
DABA01 Goldie - Drum&BassArena - The Classics album art Goldie Drum&BassArena - The Classics(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound DABA01 UK 2005 Vendi questa versione
HURTCD077 Goldie - Watch The Ride album art Goldie Watch The Ride(CD, Mixed) Harmless HURTCD077 UK 2008 Vendi questa versione
FACT 264 Goldie - FACT Mix 264 album art Goldie FACT Mix 264(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 264 UK 2011
fabric116 Goldie - FabricLive 58 album art Goldie FabricLive 58(CD, Mixed) Fabric (2) fabric116 UK 2011 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - Metalheadz (Brighton) 1996 album art Kemistry & Storm & Goldie Kemistry & Storm & Goldie - Metalheadz (Brighton) 1996(File, AAC, Mixed, 315) Metalheadz none UK 2013
Goldie - Masterpiece album art Goldie Masterpiece (Comp) Ministry Of Sound UK 2014 Vendi questa versione


none Goldie - Temper Temper album art Goldie Temper Temper(VHS, Promo) FFRR none Germany 1998 Vendi questa versione
NODD-00058 Goldie - When Saturn Returnz album art Goldie When Saturn Returnz(DVD-V, NTSC, Reg) NowonDVD NODD-00058 Japan 2006 Vendi questa versione


TRACEY 1 Goldie - Open Ended Interview album art Goldie Open Ended Interview(CD, Promo) Not On Label TRACEY 1 UK 1995 Vendi questa versione
none Goldie - We Are The Core album art Goldie We Are The Core(File, MP3, 320) Metalheadz none UK 2012

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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.


24 ottobre 2014
Keep on Bombin', Bombin'.


12 ottobre 2011
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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 !!!


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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