British drum and bass pioneer Goldie is back with a brand new record titled ‘The Journey Man’. The album is set to be Goldie’s first official full length studio release in almost twenty years following 1998’s ‘Saturnz Return’.
Goldie was one of the most prominent names in the UK electronic scene of the mid 1990’s and is often referred to as the godfather of drum n bass. His debut album ‘Timeless’ is considered to be the quintessential drum n bass record, and has influenced a number of electronic artists around the world. Blending complex rhythmic breakbeats, deep jungle basslines and orchestral arrangements, ‘Timeless’ gained international acclaim; peaking at number seven in the UK Album chart and garnering rave reviews in almost all of the top music publications.
Following his initial success in the music industry; Goldie became a well known figure in British popular culture; appearing in a number of films and television programmes throughout the 90s and 2000s. The 51 year old has now announced that he will be releasing a brand new album on June 16, and Goldie is the first to admit the record is long overdue.
In a recent interview with NME, Goldie explained: “It’s taken me 20 years to get my shit together, to be honest, It’s a 16-track double album, a proper long-player. I haven’t compromised on anything. Some great players on there. It’s a bit more expansive. I’ve grown up a lot. You know what I mean?” “It’s pure Goldie, and collaborating and ‘bending’ singers the way that I want them to be.”
He added: “I think it’s pretty good, but that’s why I’ve come to shake it up again, 20 years late, I think it’s good – but they’ve got to find their way outside of the machine a little bit. Getting a bit of soul involved, you know.”