I have to take a step back and pay homage here to the master of minds! When people ask what was the sound that got you into "Electronic Music" it is difficult because the early 80's had so many great electronic artists. The issue is at that youthful age I was never able to wrap my mind around breaks being considered "Electronic" due to the fact that our urban youth in urban neighborhoods reveered that genre as part of Hip-Hop... That said it was not until 1998 when BUSH produced the Deconstructed album Goldie collaborated on " Swallowed Toasted Both Sides Mix"
I was immediately overtaken by the sound. So much so I felt a separation from people around me. I knew my music taste was broadening. Consuming. Goldie WAS the beginning for me. Forever in debt to Goldies' creativity .
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Seminal drum & bass artist Goldie is celebrating twenty five years as a premiere part of the scene by dropping eleven unreleased tracks through his ’25 Years of Goldie’ compilation. Released through his Metalheadz imprint, it’s a declaration of how he’s spent over two decades helping to build the genre’s foundations; it’ll also be a welcome addition to the collections of any contemporary or veteran listener.
Featuring records such as 'I Walk the Dog', 'Rider's Aftermath' and the J Majik VIP remix of 'Shinin' Down on Me’, fans will now be able to add the exclusive digital offering to the vinyl set released as a Record Store Day package back in April.
The digital remaster of ‘I Walk the Dog’ pedestals the music which not only shaped drum & bass but also Goldie’s place within it, bringing the record through a modern-day lens. And offerings like the remaster of ‘Rider’s Aftermath’ were also just as imperative, with its rolling breaks and tear away bassline. ‘Shinin Down on Me’ is another classic which is given a face-lift by J Majik, an artist whose influence has seeped through drum & bass since the nineties. They’re just a number of cuts which breathe new life into a monumental project, one which platforms twenty five years of a dance music icon.