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…
November 24, 2017 | by Hannah Marshall
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.
However, it wasn’t for his music that Goldie, born Clifford Price, first came to attention. In the late 80s it was Goldie’s pioneering work as a graffiti artist that got him noticed and he would be celebrated as a street artist long before he was a chart star.
In this exclusive extract, Goldie reflects on the early influence of graffiti on his life and music, from the walls of the estate he lived on in Wolverhampton to the streets of London and New York.