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Goldie to mix Fabriclive 58

Following a brace of zeitgeist-surfing Fabriclive mixes from Pearson Sound and Jackmaster, it was today confirmed that drum and bass pioneer Goldie will curate the 58th edition of the venerable mix series.

It’s hard to believe that the legendary producer/label boss/film star is yet to contribute to the London club’s long standing mix series, such has been his enduring impact on global electronic music culture, especially within the confines of drum and bass.

As expected, the mix contains plenty of heat from his beloved Metalheadz imprint, with a couple of classics sprinkled in, such as Adam F’s “Metropolis”, before finishing on the, erm, timeless “Timeless”.

The man himself seems pretty chuffed with the final product, as he explains below. (He also reveals that he’s working on a new album which will see him working with a full orchestra.)

“I’m playing music better than I’ve ever played before. I’m not claiming to be the best technical DJ, I never have done. For me, I try to get the alchemy right, which I’ve done on this mix: each of these are standalone tunes. It is dynamic, it does take you from one extreme to the other, because for me that’s what my life is like. It’ll be bikram yoga one morning, then DJing long into the night. Everything is balanced, not too much of one thing. When I think of the D&B tunes on this mix, I think of them as spiritual euphoria, like I’ve been lifted out of something. This music – this wildstyle music – is not for the faint-hearted.

“I think certain music and different genres now seems to be like painting by numbers. Certain people within certain types of music need to take more risks. Coming from a graffiti background, drum & bass is so complicated, and I need that – but that’s my choice right? This is the music that stirs my soul to the core. I think all of my life I suffered with abandonment and being misunderstood, and the two things I love most reflect that: there’s drum & bass music, right at the very bottom of the ladder, and graffiti, one of the most misunderstood art forms on the planet. But look how far both have exploded globally and how they’ve always been fuelled by innovation. I couldn’t have chosen two more misunderstood and complex things. I made the artistic choice to be in both.

“I’m about to make a new album, a really beautiful piece of work. Working with the orchestra, working with these live instrumentalists, has reminded me of what I should’ve be doing. Right now, melodies are just flying, they’re coming straight out of my creative soul. It’s just been a matter of finding the right output.”

Fabriclive 58: Goldie will be released on July 18 via Fabric.

Tracklisting:

1. Rido feat. Thomas Oliver – Twisted [Metalheadz]
2. Marcus Intalex feat. S.P.Y. – Celestial Navigation [Soul:r]
3. Lenzman – Lasers [Metalheadz]
4. Need For Mirrors – Lofar [Metalheadz]
5. Enei – One Chance VIP [Critical]
6. Subwave & Enei – The Mines [Metalheadz]
7. S.I.N. & Mutated Forms – Right Now [Spearhead]
8. Fresh – The Gatekeeper [Ram]
9. DJ Hazard – Proteus [Playaz]
10. Critical Impact – Translation [Metalheadz]
11. Adam F – Metropolis [Metalheadz]
12. Mutated Forms – Crowlin [Metalheadz]
13. Jubei Patience – VIP [Metalheadz]
14. Rido – Focus [Metalheadz]
15. Basher feat. Xtrah – Convulsions [Ram]
16. Mutated Forms – Doubts [Grid]
17. A Sides – One DJ [ClearSkyz]
18. Mark System feat. Youngman – Hold It [Digital Soundboy]
19. Icicle feat. Robert Owens – Redemption (Alix Perez Remix) [Shogun Audio]
20. Lenzman – Open Page (Subwave Remix) [Metalheadz]
21. dBridge – Cornered [Exit]
22. Jubei – Alignment (Boddika Remix) [Metalheadz]
23. Mikal – Higher Forces [Metalheadz]
24. Wickaman & RV – Ev’s Dead [Ram]
25. J Majik & Wickaman – Old Headz [Metalheadz]
26. Commix – Be True [Metalheadz]
27. Goldie – Timeless [FFRR]