Goldie and Stephen Graham have been friends for many years, first meeting each other during the filming of the movie ‘Snatch’, in which they both starred. Graham has since gone on to play leading roles in TV series such as Boardwalk Empire, This Is England and Taboo, as well as Hollywood blockbuster movies including Gangs Of New York and Pirates Of The Caribbean.
Goldie has recently announced his brand new double album, ‘The Journey Man’, will be released on 16th June, via Cooking Vinyl and Goldie’s own record label, Metalheadz. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by the MOBO Award-winning songwriter, DJ, producer, visual artist and actor Goldie (MBE). It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realise his vision for the album.
“In my music,” says Goldie “is everything I’ve learned, everyone I’ve met, everything I’ve experienced.” And it’s been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator – who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with several landmark releases – has a unique story to tell. From children’s homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK’s most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS One, Goldie has always been one of a kind.
Collaborators on ‘The Journey Man’ album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series ‘Goldie’s Band By Royal Appointment’ and later provided the vocals for Goldie’s 2012 single ‘Freedom’. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, José James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie’s wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.
Goldie recently played four triumphant sold out shows at iconic London jazz venue Ronnie Scott’s earlier this month. Performing tracks from ‘The Journey Man’ as well as classics from his repertoire, he was joined on stage by the Heritage Ensemble as well as many of the collaborators on the forthcoming album and was met with a rapturous response from the audiences.
Goldie – ‘The Journey Man’ tracklisting is as follows:
1. Horizons ft Swindle
5. The Mirrored River
6. I Adore You ft. Natalie Williams (Goldie vs. Ulterior Motive)
7. I Think Of You
8. Truth ft. José James
10. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
11. The Ballad Celeste
12. This Is Not A Love Song
13. The River Mirrored
15. Tomorrow’s Not Today
16. Run Run Run