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Drum and Bass legend plays Wrexham

by Ben Davis on 16 October, 2008 | 0 comments


You’ve seen him on Celebrity Big Brother, you may even have seen him earlier this year conducting a philharmonic orchestra on BBC TV’s Mastro but most of all you’ll know Goldie as an international drum and bass DJ.

Goldie cut his customised gold teeth in the rave scene of the early 1990s. He eventually met Mark and Dego – AKA 4 Hero – from Reinforced Records, the label of the emerging scene. Under their guidance, Goldie captured the vibe of the music he had heard out and he added his own touch, inspired by his passion for hip hop, an insatiable musical curiosity. Getting an ultimate kick of watching and hearing Grooverider play his first ever track, Goldie grew in confidence and made his first official release for Reinforced, ‘Darkrider’ in 1992, under the Rufige Kru moniker.

Through his own Metalheadz imprint, Goldie showcased early releases by some of the most crucial jungle artists; from Doc Scott, Photek and Peshay to Dillinja, J Majik and Optical. The Metalheadz weekly residency at London’s legendary jazz club The Blue Note captured the essence of the music to a packed and enthusiastic audience and became a must.

Goldie landed a contract with PeteTong’s offshoot FFRR, part of London Records, and released the sumptuous Timeless, a twisted hymn to urban Britain. Hailed unanimously, the album sold over 250,000 copies, comforting a charismatic, passionate and inspired Goldie as the spokerperson of the hippest scene of the times.

Goldie plays CRUNCH, Friday October 17 at Central Station, Hill Street, Wrexham.


Main room: dubstep/drum and bass with Goldie, Chase & Status ft MC Riko and Tajkura, MC Lowqui, Nik Jonson and Swindal. Room two, house/techno with Stel Alexander (Circus) and John Scudamore (Manipulate).

Tickets: £10 adv, Doors 10pm.
Text CRUNCH to 07786 200350 to receive free text details.


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