Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out as Jungle’s most streetwise ambassador and went on to collect an…
March 16, 2017 | by Faber Social
Who better to tell the story of the gentrification of a musical genre than the man who started out as Jungle’s most streetwise ambassador and went on to collect an MBE from Buckingham Palace?
But Goldie’s uncensored, hard-hitting memoir is far more than just the story of the house-training of drum ‘n’ bass. As one of Britain’s most influential DJs, producers, promoters, and record-label owners – whose contributions to the UK rave scene in the 1990s defined the genres jungle and urban rave, Goldie is an iconic figure.
Hugely addictive, this gonzo memoir is a vertiginous thrill-ride from the darkest depths of the West Midlands care-home system to the snowiest uplands of coke-crazed international celebrity. It is an explosive story of abuse, revenge, graffiti, gold teeth, sawn-off shotguns, car crashes, hot yoga, absent fatherhood, and redemption through reality TV.
Don’t wish too hard, kid, it might come true . . . Where am I? I’m on the stage at Ronnie Scott’s, with the band bouncing off the end of my fingertips, the alchemy’s flowing and I’m making the best music of my life and trying to understand where this all went right. All Things Remembered is not just the story of how and why, it’s everything from the children’s homes to the Whispering Wheels roller-disco to rolling with the graffiti kings of New York to writing with David Bowie to reinventing myself as the Dorian Gray of fucking breakbeat. It’s a music book like no other, and I’m very excited to be working with Faber and Ben Thompson to get my dreams down on paper. In no less than five dimensions. — Goldie (MBE). March 2017
Prior to this, on 16 June, Goldie is set to release his first studio album in almost twenty years entitled ‘The Journey Man’. More info on this and his forthcoming live shows can be found at www.goldie.co.uk
Goldie was born Clifford Joseph Price in Walsall in 1965. He is a world-renowned musician, producer, record-label owner, artist and actor.