Metalheadz boss Goldie made UK history on March 15, but his feat had absolutely nothing to do with music.
Goldie (real name: Clifford Price) pleaded guilty via FaceTime from Thailand to assaulting a security guard at Glastonbury Festival 2017. It is believed this is the first time a defendant has remotely entered a plea to a UK court.
Daughter Chance, 19, was also involved in the incident on June 23 which occurred when Dennis Poole refused her re-admittance to a backstage area. It’s alleged that the d’n’b star pushed Poole and scratched his face.
Goldie had previously failed to show up at the court. He sent an email saying he would plead guilty, reading: “Yep, guilty as charged.” District Judge Lynne Matthews wasn’t pleased about the no-show and said, “I don’t have a separate rule for people who earn rather more than average.”
The DJ was then contacted by his lawyer via FaceTime, confirming his personal details to the court, saying to the judge: “Correct my dear.” She promptly clapped back: “No, I’m not your dear.”
Both father and daughter are due back in Bristol Magistrates Court on May 30. Chance was released on unconditional bail until then, and the charges against her will be dropped if her father makes his court appearance.
Metalheadz label head Goldie has announced the release of a double album, The Journey Man, on June 16. The news arrives after Goldie dropped his new single “I Adore You” (listen below) yesterday.
The new effort is divided into two parts and features 16 brand-new tracks written and produced by the man himself.
For the album Goldie collaborated with singer-songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series Goldie’s Band By Royal Appointment and later contributed the vocals for Goldie’s 2012 single “Freedom,” as well as Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James and Naomi Pryor. Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price, also guests on the LP.
Obligatory press release gush from Goldie: “I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You’re drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It’s like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they’re all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I’m always inspired by great movie directors – people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson – and, if you think about it, it’s quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film.”
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DJ/producer/fitness pro Steven Lee has consistently delivered the goods as part of house duo Lee Cabrera. Now he’s taking his music to the next level by collaborating with pop-soul songstress Macy Gray and Metalheadz boss Goldie on the forthcoming “SuperHero,” a track that’s receiving a lot of buzz before its official release. “SuperHero” sets the stage for Lee’s solo album, #TeamWork. Lee’s upcoming #TeamWork Live global album tour will feature the aforementioned Gray and Goldie as well as Flo Rider and Thomas Gold. Does this guy have connections or what?
We checked in with the multihyphenate and asked him to share five songs he can’t live without at the moment. Continue Reading
Wednesday of Miami Music Week launched with what was promoted as a “We’re All Friends! 8 hours and 8 labels Beach Party” featuring A-Trak, Boys Noize, Skrillex, the electro disco-house sounds of Bromance and more. When a promoter and artist manager e-mails you and asks, “Can I really not tempt you to the pool party tomorrow?” and it’s featured poolside at the lovely South Beach Raleigh Hotel, with this lineup, how could you pass. A 45-minute downpour only added to the intensity of the crowd’s passion especially when it was an all-hands-on-deck moment literally as almost all of the featured artists gathered on the stage for a few rounds of tracks.
An impromptu interview with Chicago house great Felix da Housecat gave some insight to his cherished EDM roots and what EDM artist he’s feeling these days as a rising star in the business. Spoiler alert: his response was Boys Noize who minutes later spontaneously appeared at the poolside lounge interview sight where the two proceeded to offer their mutual appreciation for each other’s contribution and influence on the scene.
Concerned about missing the minimal timeslot of the multi-faceted South African duo of Dominic Peters and David Poole (better known as Goldfish), the mad dash across the street to the Gale Hotel rooftop presented a pleasant surprise result. Goldfish’s set was delayed due to the earlier downpour and they were just now setting up for their timeslot. Once settled their creative utilization of an electric up-right bass, saxophone, keyboards, flute, the Roland MC 909 sequencer/synth and vocals created an upbeat, funky, jazz, African-influenced dance music so pleasantly and surprisingly unique. Massive imagery spanning the façade of a nearby midrise projecting the artistic, cult, martial arts film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the multi-colored sky from the post-storm setting sun, and the aroma of the jerk chicken and rice available at the rooftop event offered the perfect elements to the outdoor set.
Midweek Miami nightlife was in true form as always during Miami Music Week presenting an eclectic palette of choices from the drum ‘n’ bass of Andy C, Goldie and Ed Rush & Optical at Therapy to the Kyau & Albert and Dennis Sheperd event at Club Euforia. LA’s DJ Kristina Sky, DJ duo Myon & Shane54 and Anjunadeep’s DJ Jaytech were on hand at Euforia to show support, network and mingle with fans. Jaytech was honored to hear Kyau & Albert play his recent smash hit “Stranger” offering a lip-synch rendition from the VIP. Closing time at 4am at Euforia on this particular night was still not an indication that the Miami nightlife was over and that fans were turning in for the night any time soon.
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