BBC Arts & Culture have run a slide-show feature on Goldie’s early graffiti work, check it out by visiting HERE
Goldie’s long awaited Album is out on Monday
The Alchemist: The Best Of Goldie 1992-2012 is the first full survey of Goldie’s career to date, and features material from across his canon spread over two discs, running from Timeless‘ ‘Angel’ through to ‘Terminator’. The compilation will also feature an exclusive new track, ‘Single Petal of A Rose’.
A third disc will compile a selection of Goldie remixes from the last two decades. Some (Bjork’s ‘Isobel’; Garbage’s ‘Milk’) are familiar; others (an Ed Sheeran remix) have had a little less time to earn their stripes. The disc also features remixes of Goldie’s work by other artists, including Armand Van Helden, Grooverider and dBridge.
Pre order copies are available here :
In 2013 Goldie completes a remarkable 20 years as a recording artist. To celebrate this impressive milestone, Metalheadz and the iconic ‘ffrr’ dance label are coming together to release Goldie’s first ever career-spanning retrospective entitled “The Alchemist: The Best Of Goldie 1992-2012”. Released on March 11th, on triple-disc CD and digital download, this definitive collection reads like a Drum & Bass almanac.
It was a move to London and a visit to the Rage Club in 1991 that changed everything for the talented graffiti artist from the West Midlands. DJ Fabio and Grooverider were playing that night and gave Goldie his first taste of Jungle. That night a fledgling career in music was born and the rest, as they say, is history. Inspired by what he heard, Goldie went on to write the incredible and hauntingly dark ‘Terminator’, a track that became a massive hit on the burgeoning underground Jungle scene.
Two decades on and this album becomes the first retrospective of Goldie’s long and illustrious career. It is a collection that takes us on a veritable 20 year journey through the Drum & Bass scene, from the epic opening track, ‘Malice In Wonderland’ through to the truly extraordinary ‘Timeless’.
And there’s a brand new track to savour as well. The sublime “Single Petal Of A Rose”, the first new Goldie track of 2013 is exclusive to this collection and a must-hear for fans everywhere.
Disc 3 of the album compiles together the best of Goldie’s mixes for other artists including his sublime interpretation of Bjork’s Isobel’s and Garbage’s ‘Milk’. Other artists’ interpretations of Goldie’s own tracks are also included including the stonking Armand Van Helden remix of ‘Digital’ and the ethereal beauty of the Baby Boy Edit of ‘Inner City Life’.
In short this collection is a stunning testament to Goldie’s position as the undisputed ‘Godfather’ of Drum & Bass.
The Best Of Goldie is released on Triple Disc and Digital Download on March 11th 2013.
1. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU MALICE IN WONDERLAND
2. GOLDIE & METALHEADZ TERMINATOR
3. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU MENACE
4. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU MONKEY BOY
5. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU DARK RIDER
6. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU SOMETIME SAD DAY
7. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU SHANGHAI DUB
8. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU RHYTHM KILLA
9. GOLDIE SPECIAL REQUEST
10. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU BABYLON 2012
11. GOLDIE I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU
12. GOLDIE SAINT ANGEL
13. GOLDIE I KNOW WHO I AM
1. GOLDIE SINGLE PETAL OF A ROSE (NEW TRACK)
2. GOLDIE ANGEL
3. GOLDIE FEATURING NATALIE DUNCAN FREEDOM (RADIO EDIT)
4. GOLDIE STATE OF MIND
5. GOLDIE FEATURING NATALIE WILLIAMS LATIN SKIN
6. GOLDIE FEATURING DIANE CHARELMAGNE WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE
7. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU BEACHDRIFTA
8. GOLDIE AND J MAJIK SUNRAY
9. GOLDIE AND 4 HERO (INTERNAL AFFAIRS) IN MY SOUL
10. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU IS THIS REAL VIP
11. GOLDIE VIP RIDERS GHOST
12. GOLDIE SEA OF TEARS
1. GOLDIE & METALHEADZ INNER CITY LIFE (BABY BOY’S EDIT)
2. GOLDIE KEMISTRY (DOC SCOTT REMIX)
3. GOLDIE FEATURING KRS-ONE DIGITAL (ARMAND VAN HELDEN REMIX)
4. GARBAGE MILK (GOLDIE’S COMPLETELY TRASHED REMIX)
5. BJORK ISOBEL (ISOBEL’S LONLEY HEART) [Goldie Remix]
6. ED SHEERHAN LEGO HOUSE (GOLDIE REMIX – STICKLEBRCK EDIT)
7. BUSH SWALLOWED (TOASTED BOTH SIDES PLEASE GOLDIE REMIX)
8. GOLDIE TEMPER TEMPER (GROOVERIDER REMIX)
9. RONI SIZE & DJ DIE THE CALLING (GOLDIE REMIX)
10. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU CHANCES (ALIX PEREZ AND SABRE REMIX)
11. GOLDIE PRESENTS RUFIGE KRU SOMETHING ABOUT YOU (D-BRIDGE REMIX)
Goldie’s ‘Inner City Life’ has been shortlisted as one of Mixmag’s greatest dance tracks of all time.
Mixmag have launched an online poll to find the definitive best dance track ever and Goldie is among the contenders for the title..
VOTE FOR GOLDIE! Head to www.greatestdancetrack.com now and cast your vote…
Goldie features in The Sun with Victoria Pendleton ahead of her Olympic bid. The Athleticizm exhibition opens at the Cumberland on Friday 3rd August.
ATHLETICIZM: FRI 3RD AUGUST – SUN 12TH AUGUST 2012
Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, London, W1C 1LZ