It’s absolutely accurate to refer to English DJ and producer Goldie as the godfather of electronic bass music. The West Midlands man came out of the breakdance and graffiti scenes and pioneered what was called jungle and later became drum & bass. His Metalheadz club, which would also tour, went a long way to raising the profile of fellow bass artists such as LTJ Bukem. Meanwhile, his 1995 album Timeless is a bonafide classic. The follow up, 1998’s Saturnz Return, is a bit more of a mixed bag, though it still has its moments. Nineteen years passed before 2017’s The Journey Man, which took a full five years to produce. In between, he put out music under the name Rufige Kru but it’s sure good to have Goldie back out there.
Goldie performs at 9 p.m. on Friday, December 13 at 1720.