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Goldie (real name: Clifford Price, 1965-present) is a British electronic artist best known for his work in making drum'n'bass what it is today. Goldie's early contributions included the founding of Metalheadz, a DnB record label that brought a more polished, consistent quality to compliations, and the accidental invention of timestretching on his first single, "Terminator." It wasn't until 1995, however, that he made perhaps his biggest contribution. His first album, Timeless, brought the jazzy, so-called intelligent side of drum'n'bass into the limelight with its complex breakbeats and diverse influences that drew especially from R&B. For the next three years, intelligent drum'n'bass was the sound of black inner city life, all the more fitting considering "Inner City Life" was the first single of his to really get airplay.Goldie released a follow-up album, Saturnzreturn, a Genre-Busting album that couldn't quite live up to the high expectations his fine debut made, and an opening track that ran sixty minutes long didn't help. Afterwards, he put out one more EP before pursuing a career of acting, most notably in The World Is Not Enough and EastEnders. He still runs Metalheadz to this day.
Tropes exemplified by Goldie and his music include...