Goldie (Metalheadz/ Rufige Kru, UK)
As big believers in starting the year right, we at Home Club will be kicking off 2012 with one of the most familiar names amidst the worldwide underground movement. Returning behind Home’s +65 decks for the fifth time running, drum and bass pioneer, Goldie (aka Clifford Price), needs little introduction, if at all.
A superstar in his own right, the legend that is Goldie has risen to fame over the past two decades, bringing and mastering his craft from the streets of Walsall, England to an audience with the royal family in Buckingham Palace just early last year (2011). As one of the biggest players in the international drum and bass scene, Goldie has sold over 2.5 million records and his debut album, Timeless, was also the first ever drum and bass album to break into the UK charts in 1995.
An artist through and through, besides being an established beat-maker and DJ, the multi-talented Goldie has also made a name for himself as a graffiti artist, with his latest Atheleticizm exhibition, a collaboration with Adidas, being held at London’s Underdog gallery in November 2011. And that’s not even counting his many forays into scoring for films, conducting music and appearing/acting in an array of TV shows and on the big screen.
Shuttling between his many duties (including daddy duty to his newborn daughter), Goldie found time in July 2011 to release FabricLive.58, under the FabricLive Mix Series, which features artistes such as Commix, Rido and Marcus Intalex, rounded off with his own magnum opus, Timeless, demonstrating once again his remarkable ability to remain relevant and progressive within an ever-evolving community.
This year, Goldie is set to bring the euphoria of drum and bass to his Home away from home. Rest assured that it will be nothing short of exceptional.