|Goldie’s career to date is unparalleled. He is a pioneering DJ, songwriter, producer, and visual artist, as well as an actor and orchestral composer and conductor: a modern-day renaissance man. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC’s “New Elizabethans”: a selection of 60 people – including David Hockney, Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee – who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
22 years ago saw the release of Goldie’s debut album Timeless which truly changed the face of electronic dance music specifically drum’n’bass, hardcore and jungle. The seminal record featured the iconic track “Inner City Life” – the vocals for which were performed by the late Diane Charlemagne. In 2011, The Guardian described the release of Timeless as one of the “50 key events in the history of dance music“.
“I always felt that Timeless was a wonderful blueprint…the challenge, for me was creating something worthy of that.”
Goldie is also one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with David Bowie on the track “Truth” from the drum‘n’bass pioneer’s second album, Saturnz Return. The album also featured distinguished collaborators such as Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, and hit Number 15 on the UK Albums Chart upon its release in 1998.
Goldie will be performing an exclusive, sold-out set of shows at London’s esteemed venue Ronnie Scott’s on February 24 and 25, where he will be performing with the Heritage Ensemble along with The Journey Man vocalists Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Vanessa Haynes and Natalie Duncan.
The Journey Man will be released June 16, 2017 via Metalheadz/Cooking Vinyl.