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Goldie alla Fortezza Da Basso (Firenze)

October 26th, 2007

Stasera Clifford Joseph Price conosciuto anche come Goldie terra’ un dj set alla Fortezza Da Basso a Firenze in occasione del Festival Della Creativita’ a mezzanotte e mezza, ingresso gratuito. Giamaicano e scozzese di origine, ha vissuto a Birmingham, Wolverhampton e negli USA a Miami e ha dipinto molti graffiti a New York con alcuni dei piu’ influenti writers fra cui Dez (vedi foto piu’ in basso). E’ un abile e molto apprezzato writer, produttore e business man. La sua etichetta indipendente Metalheadz Recordings e’ fra le piu’ rinomate della scena drum & bass. Le sue ultime produzioni risalgono a circa due, tre mesi fa: Goldie Presents… Rufige Kru – Malice in Wonderland – METH008LP (l’album triplo su Metalheadz, molto interessante anche per la grafica di copertina curata da Monsta), Rufige Kru – Malice in Wonderland – METH74 (il singolo 12″, che contiene due tracce non incluse nell’album, con grafica di Monsta), Drum & Bass Headhunterz – METH007LP (uscito nel luglio 2006 contiene tracce di Rufige Kru, Marcus Intalex, Commix, Spirit, Doc Scott, Blame e altri). Personalmente non amo gli eventi del tipo “Festival della creativita'” (concetto che a Firenze assume delle sfaccettature molto tetre se non addirittura occulte), ma sono curioso di vedere questo leggendario producer in azione alla console di missaggio.

Graffito di Goldie e Dez

da http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldie


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Goldie at a rave in Springfield, Massachusetts (taken in 2003)

Goldie at a rave in Springfield, Massachusetts (taken in 2003)
Background information
Birth name Clifford Joseph Price
Also known as Goldie, Metalheadz
Born December 28, 1965 (1965-12-28) (age 41)
Origin Walsall, England, UK
Genre(s) Electronic
Occupation(s) Disc Jockey
Years active 1992 to Present
Website http://www.metalheadz.co.uk/


Clifford Joseph Price, better known as Goldie (born December 28, 1965 in Walsall, England) is a British electronic music artist, disc jockey, and actor. As a musician he works mainly within the jungle and drum and bass genres, and has helped to promote these styles globally.



[edit] Early life, graffiti

He is of Jamaican and Scottish heritage. [1] He attended St. Francis of Assisi RC Secondary School in Aldridge. He was born to Margaret Kierney McVeigh and Clement Price, but was raised primarily by his mother.

Price was a member of a breakdance crew Westside, based in the Whitmore Reans and Heath Town areas of Wolverhampton, in the 1980s. His b-boy nickname was Goldilocks — he wore his light brown hair in dreadlocks at the time — which he later shortened to “Goldie”.[citation needed] He later joined a breakdance crew called the Bboys, and made his name as a graffiti artist in the West Midlands. His artwork around Birmingham and Wolverhampton was featured heavily in Afrikaa Bambaataa‘s documentary Bombing (which was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK).

He took part in the largest ever British graffiti art battle alongside Bristol artist Robert “3D” Del Naja, who later formed Massive Attack. He is also mentioned for his graffiti in the book Spraycan Art by Henry Chalfant and James Prigoff, which contains several samples of his art.

In 1986, he moved to Miami, Florida and started a business selling grills, something he has turned into a trademark.

[edit] Music career

In 1992, Price collaborated with Icelanders Þórhallur Skúlason and Sigurbjörn Þorgrímsson on his first track as Ajax Project. At the same time, he did design and A&R work for 4 Hero‘s Reinforced label.

His releases “Killa Muffin” b/w “Krisp Biscuit” and the Dark Rider EP were put out under an alias Rufige Cru. More recently, he has used the alias Rufige Kru to release collaborations with other producers such as Heist.

His track “Terminator”, recorded under the name Metalheadz in 1992,
was a huge hit. In 1993 he released “Angel”, another 12″ on the
Synthetic Hardcore Phonography label. 1994 saw him setting up his own
record label, Metalheadz. The label was a huge success, releasing some of the most important 12″s of that era.

His first globally released album, Timeless, followed in 1995. Timeless shot straight into the charts at number seven, which was a first for a drum ‘n’ bass record. The album fused the breakbeats and basslines common in jungle with orchestral textures and soul vocals by Diane Charlemagne. The album’s title track was a 21-minute symphonic piece. Inner City Life, a track taken from the album, sold over 15,000 copies on vinyl.

With his reputation firmly established, Price released his second album in 1998, Saturnz Return. The album’s opening track, “Mother”, is an hour-long orchestral drum and bass piece. The remainder of the album features appearances by David Bowie, Noel Gallagher of Oasis, and KRS-One.

At present, Price’s new album, Sine Tempus, has not yet seen a major label release.

Price is also known for his work as the leader of the Rufige Kru. This group has no fixed members; it has included some of most well-known drum and bass producers such as Technical Itch, Heist, Teebee, Cujo, Agzilla Da Ice, Doc Scott and Rob Playford.

[edit] Selected album discography

[edit] Selected singles discography

[edit] Selected mix discography

  • INCredible Sound Of Drum’n’Bass – (1999)
  • Goldie.co.uk – (2001)
  • MDZ.04 – (2004)
  • D&B Arena Classics – (2006)

[edit] Acting career

Price has appeared in several movies, most notably the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough and Guy Ritchie‘s Snatch. He also played gangster Angel Hudson, in the British soap opera EastEnders (2001 – 2002).

He hosted Crime Business on digital TV channels Bravo and ftn, as well as The World’s Deadliest Gangs on Bravo.

[edit] Other appearances

A young Price appeared on Central Weekend, a Friday evening topical debate show on Central TV,
promoting graffiti as an artform. He also appeared on various young
peoples TV shows as part of breakdance crew, the Bboys from
Wolverhampton. In 1995 he appeared on Passengers as well as a Channel Four documentary about himself in 1998. In 2001, he presented Bravos, The Worlds Deadliest Gangs.

Price also appeared on the second series of Celebrity Big Brother UK in 2002; he was the first celebrity to be “evicted”.

He was scheduled to appear in The Games, a UK reality TV show on Channel 4. During training for the water-ski jump event, he fractured his femur, and was unable to take part in the show. He was replaced with Adam Rickitt.

[edit] As an author

In 2002 Hodder & Stoughton published Price’s book Nine Lives, which he wrote with Paul Gorman.

[edit] Marriage and personal life

Price is recently divorced from model Sonjia Ashby. He was romantically involved with singer Björk for several years until their break up around September 19, 1996. Price generally keeps his private life out of the tabloids,
and spends great effort to avoid having his photo taken during his
downtime. He has lived in his country house near Hemel Hempstead,
Hertfordshire for several years.

He was also involved with drum and bass artist Kemistry prior to her death in a car accident in 1999.[citation needed]

[edit] References

  1. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/855/000086597/

[edit] External links

[edit] Interviews

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