Mindfame & Javabass presents GOLDIE
Friday, 10 April 2015 // 10 pm onwards
at The Goods Diner
Tickets will be very limited to ensure a comfortable experience for all.
First Release – 200K (150 Tickets)
Final Release – 250K (150 Tickets)
HOW TO BUY:
You can buy the first release tickets at PHUNKTION:103 this Saturday (28 March 2013) at Soupanova Ecosky, starting 10 pm. You can also email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line ‘Goldie Tickets’. Then state your name, phone number and number of desired tickets. You will then receive an email back with instructions on how to pay. Available NOW. Don’t sleep!
GOLDIE (Metalheadz / UK)
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. 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.
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.
Goldie resurfaced in 1998 with a high-profile follow-up, SaturnzReturn, an epic two-disc set including one track, “Mother,” that broke the 60-minute barrier itself. The album tanked with critics and fans, leading to a return to the underground later that year with the Ring of Saturn EP. Goldie mixed a two-disc volume in the INCredible series of mix albums compiled by Ovum, as well as a number of Metalheadz-centric sets. Malice in Wonderland, a production album credited to Rufige Kru, was completed for a 2007 release.