​from the specials to supertramp, these are the records that changed goldie’s life

The drum & bass icon takes us on a tour through his life in music - from growing up in the Midlands to his future funeral.

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Dec 9 2015, 12:14am

The Love Life Issue, no. 154, 1996

Legendary street-art pioneer, drum & bass icon and i-D cover star circa 1996, Goldie has been a little quiet on the new music front recently. It's not that he's been taking a break - quite the opposite in fact - he's been busy collaborating and touring with the Heritage Orchestra with a reimagined version of his groundbreaking 1995 debut album, Timeless. "The world wasn't ready for this to be played like this… and now it's ready," he has said of the 20th anniversary project. "Some things need to be left alone for a very long time." Having revisited the very beginning of his career before releasing the brilliant Broken Man featuring the incredible Kwabs, out now on Metalheadz, we ask Goldie to guide us through his life in music.

The first record I bought…
Supertramp, Logical Song

The track that made me fall in love with soul…
Earth Wind and Fire, September

The track that reminds me of school…
UB40, KING

What record that reminds me the Midlands…
The Specials, Ghost Town

The record that defines Metalheadz…
Doc Scott, Drumz 95

The music I like to paint to…
Radiohead

The track that defines me…
Goldie, Mother

The song I always find myself returning to…
Pat Metheny, Letter From Home

The orchestral piece that meant the most to me…
Goldie & Heritage Orchestra, Sea Of Tears

The music that last brought me to tears…
Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3 of Sorrowful Songs

The track I want played at my funeral…
Pat Methany, Are You Going With Me

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Photography Chelone Wolf