It's impossible to talk about drum 'n' bass without mentioning seminal UK DJ-producer and all-around renaissance man Goldie.
Born Clifford Joseph Price and raised in West Midlands, England, Goldie first made a name for himself as an '80s b-boy whose breakdancing and graffiti bombing exploits would get him featured in Afrikaa Bambaataa's cult documentary Bombing. He would even go on to battle with another future electronica star, Robert "3D" Del Naja of Massive Attack, another Bristol-based graffiti artist from those the early days.
But Goldie's real claim to fame would be as an era-defining jungle and drum 'n' bass producer in the '90s. Early releases under the Ajax, Rufige Cru, and Metalheadz monikers would establish him as a forward-thinking studio wizard who pioneered classic D&B production techniques.
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His big breakthrough came in 1995 with the release of Timeless, a groundbreaking album that combined jungle breakbeats with epic symphonic arrangements and soulful vocal themes. It would top the UK charts while making Goldie a household name around the world.
Catch the legendary Goldie live on Saturday, February 19, when he performs at the Electric Pickle for club's two-year anniversary party.
Goldie. Saturday, February 19. Electric Pickle, 2826 N. Miami Ave., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-456-5613 or visit electricpicklemiami.com.