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Basement Jaxx, Pet Shop Boys et al: Creamfields, Old Liverpool Airfield

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 4 September 1999


Pre Millennium Tension

Report by Bethan Cole, i-D, March 1997

Adolescent angst and twentysomething trauma used to be something of a cliché. But no longer. With admissions of young people to hospital at an all-time ...

Goldie: Welcome to my world

Interview by Calvin Bush, Muzik, February 1998

He's finished with Björk. He's finished with Rob Playford. And he's finished with his mid-life crisis. He's just about to meet Val Kilmer, Laurence Fishburne ...

Law of the Jungle

Overview by Chris Campion, URB, 1995

NEW MUSIC is born of the old. Hip-hop and Rock 'n' Roll can be traced back through Delta Blues, field and slave songs back to ...

Goldie: Judge Dread

Interview by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 5 August 1995

GOLDIE is being called the Jimi Hendrix of jungle, the charismatic centre of an extraordinary new music. His debut album, Timeless, is a hugely inventive, ...

Goldie: Metal Guru

Interview by David Toop, The Face, July 1995

Ten years ago, David Toop met a young graffiti artist named Goldie. "When I was a kid," he said, "I had nothing to look at ...

Goldie: Timeless

Review by David Toop, MOJO, September 1995

WITH A FEW notable exceptions, Jungle has thus far been a music for singles and endless drum 'n' bass compilations. As the genre's first high ...

You Can't Beat A Bit Of Bullion!: Goldie: Timeless (Metalheads/ffrr)

Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 August 1995

TO VENTURE INTO Goldie's world you must suspend conventional notions of time. Double-speed breakbeats fly past at irregular intervals; solemn strings swell, as if for ...

War Child

Report and Interview by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 9 September 1995

IAN WATSON talks to the bands who are contributing to the Help album and how this project compares to pop's last major charity initiative, the ...

When Goldie Met Metheny

Interview by Kate Mossman, The Word, August 2011

Obsessed drum'n'bass muscle writes daily letters to jazz wizard (and to Beethoven and Elgar). Eventually he posts one. Word arranges a summit ...

Drum & Bass: Sonic Youth

Guide by Kodwo Eshun, The Face, January 1996

CALL IT drum & bass, breakbeat science or hardstep. As jungle accelerates faster into the future, it is splintering into a million different theme tunes ...

Jungle!: The Last Dance Underground

Report by Kodwo Eshun, i-D, May 1994

Jungle is a fierce and frenzied soundtrack to inner city Britain in '94. Based around raw, ragga-influenced white labels, raves and pirate radio stations, it's ...

Goldie: Saturnz Return (Ffrr Records)

Review by Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, February 1998

AFTER YEARS of failing to cultivate any homegrown hip hop talents comparable to the likes of Rakim or the Notorious B.I.G., the infamous noise scientists ...

Goldie: Tales From The Dark Side

Profile and Interview by Simon Reynolds, The Observer, 23 October 1994

Simon Reynolds meets Goldie, pioneering king of ambient jungle ...

Welcome To The Jungle

Overview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 22 January 1994

What is JUNGLE? And where does it fit into the new dance scheme? SIMON REYNOLDS reports ...

Goldie: Saturnz Return (FFRR, $16.98) ****

Review by Steffan Chirazi, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 February 1998

Goldie Takes A Dark Journey ...

Pete Waterman: Style Counsel

Interview by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 16 January 1999

Last week, Pete Waterman the Brian Clough of pop, stoutly defended his new teenpop cadets Steps and his revitalised label PWL. Here Doctor Waterman offers ...

Big Brother Is Watching Your Video!

Report by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 31 January 1998

Seen that Prodigy video yet? What about the promo for Aphex Twin's 'Come To Daddy' single or Death In Vegas' 'Dirt'? Nah? Well, why not? ...

Goldie: Saturnz Return (London/All formats)

Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 24 January 1996


Goldie: The Fun Lovin' Criminal

Interview by Tom Doyle, Q, March 1998

A youth spent shovelled from despair into care, a stint as a "shit" safecracker, a globe-trotting interlude ending in spectacular musical creativity: Goldie is the ...


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