DJ Goldie shakes its up

Updated: 2006-08-24 10:15

                           DJ Goldie shakes its up

The wait is over for local drum and bass fans as Goldie lights up the decks at Bonbon this Saturday.

The venue has been creating waves lately with a number of international acts drawn in to play for enthusiastic Shanghai revelers. The club, which opened earlier last year, is affiliated with Godskitchen, the famed Sheffield-based club brand.

Goldie first came into the limelight when he was involved in the groundbreaking Gus Corrall and Dick Fontaine documentary "Bombin'" in 1985. This let the Wolverhampton, England native show off his talent as a graffiti artist, and form friendships with well-respected artists such as T-Kid.

It was his move to London and a visit to the Rage Club in 1991 that changed things for the artist. DJ Fabio and Grooverider gave Goldie a taste of Jungle which sparked his drive and lust to create the incredible, hauntingly-dark hit "Terminator."

It was at this time that Goldie launched his infamous Sunday session at the Blue Note in London which saw people come from all around the world to dance all night. The event was a massive hit as such famous faces as David Bowie, Val Kilmer and Josh Evans, among others, were spotted there.

With Goldie's commercial crossover he was then approached to support such acts as Jane's Addiction and Bjork, whom he was briefly engaged to in the 1990s.

While Goldie was overseeing the birth and growth of the drum and bass label Metalheadz, which is still the most well known label worldwide for the genre, he still found the time to create a studio album entitled "Timeless." This went on to sell more then 250,000 copies and is considered a classic today.

Goldie also achieved household recognition with appearances on shows such as "Shooting Stars," "The Jo Wiley Show" and "Never Mind The Buzzcocks." More recently, he took part in "Stars in Fast Cars" which saw the 40-year-old top the field against other celebrities in this wacky British game show.

Goldie has also graced the silver screen, first appearing in David Bowie's gritty northern gangland flick "Everybody Loves The Sunshine." This led into a part in Guy Ritchie's classic box-office smash "Snatch."

Goldie also appeared in the James Bond flick "The World Is Not Enough."

Of these three films Goldie had the chance to work with such actors as Brad Pitt, Robert Carlyle, Robbie Coltrane, Denise Richards and Vinnie Jones. He also became a favorite with many "Eastenders" fans by playing Angel in the popular British soap.

Goldie currently spins every weekend in clubs across Europe, America, Australia, Southeast Asia, South America, the United States, South Korea and Japan, to name but a few.

He enjoyed great success with his Asia/Australia tour last year, and is keeping his promoters happy with this year's effort. The "Golden One" has been known to test his endurance by playing for five hours straight, headlining to packed venues.

This Saturday, Shanghai clubbers will get the chance to see for themselves what makes Goldie so special, and Bonbon is an ideal place to showcase his unique talent.

The club employs a high-quality sound system that will reverberate with the artist's epic build-ups and incredible breaks. The drinks served are also of sufficient caliber to fuel the groove through the night.

With the sheer number of top-class acts performing in Shanghai lately, it may be difficult to choose which one to attend. If you can only go to one event this month, make sure it is Goldie.

The opening act is MC Lowqui.
Address: 2/F, 1329 Huaihai Road M.
Time: 10pm to late, Saturday
Tel: 13321939299


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