Watch The Ride is Harmless' DJ mix series which features the best up and coming and established DJ talent the UK, Europe and the rest of the World has to offer. Focusing on genres including Hip-hop, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, House and Techno the emphasis is without doubt firmly on contemporary dance music.
This summer Harmless and Watch The Ride are extremely honoured to welcome the one and only Drum & Bass legend..… Goldie!! When you think of Goldie, you think legend of Drum & Bass, the Blue Note club in East London and of course Metalheadz, his record label.
It was around 1994 that Goldie set up the label Metalheadz with silent partner Doc Scott. It was Kemistry and Storm who were heavily involved in the evolution of the label, recruiting artists and doing the press and promotion. It was also around this time that Metalheadz started at the legendary club the Blue Note in London which is arguably one of the most remarkable and inspiring drum & bass club nights in history of this music. Through his own Metalheadz imprint Goldie showcased early releases by some of the most crucial jungle artists; from Doc Scott, Photek and Peshay to Dillinja, J Majik and Optical. From then Goldie signed a deal with Pete Tongs offshoot FFRR part of London
Records and released the sumptuous Timeless, a twisted hymn to urban Britain. Hailed unanimously, the album sold over 250,000 copies comforting a charismatic, passionate and inspired Goldie as the spokesperson of the hippest scene of the times.
Goldie continues to release music under his new guise of Rufige Kru capturing the essence of what makes him so passionate about music: a dark, unsettling, gutsy sound going back to the roots of jungle, made even more potent through state of the art studio production. In 2006 Goldie enrolled a young and gifted producer Hiest to help him deliver his ultimate tribute to the scene that captured his heart and soul over fifteen years ago: a Rufige Kru album ‘Malice In Wonderland’ the first album ever for Metalheadz.
Goldie continues to be at the forefront of the drum & bass scene and has djed the World over and we welcome this true legend to the Watch the Ride series!!