Goldie: “You’re starting to realize that reinvention is everything” – Music News

British DJ, producer and drum ‘n’ bass pioneer Goldie joins Zane Lowe live on Apple Music 1 to discuss his exclusive mix recorded in Spatial Audio for Apple Music’s One Mix series. He tells Apple Music about the experience of recording the mix in Spatial Audio and says that “with Spatial you have a bigger magnifying glass on everything” and “you start to hear things you wouldn’t have heard”. He also shares what he learned from David Bowie, reflects on past conversations with Virgil Abloh, and discusses the importance of the arrangement.

Goldie tells Apple Music about recording his unique mix in spatial audio…

It’s crazy because I’m going back to the Freudian aspect of music now. I hear things like, “Oh wow. Oh my. Oh.” The levels of all these things that you can move each… I mean, it was crazy. 155 titles? 255 tracks. Because every track has stems. I mean, what you can do in the future with this stuff… It’s exciting. But I like the idea of ​​growth from, let’s review the beginning of these inspirations. But looking at the background of Charlie Break’s rendition of Inner City Life, looking at all these different aspects of the music. Because you always come back to DnB. But the idea of ​​influence there are amazing pieces like Roberto Fossil, for example. UK producers, I don’t want to blow the horn, and especially drum and bass producers, if you can produce that genre… You’re from the 90s and you can produce and perform that music very well, you can do something else. It’s as if you could give 100 cans to a graffiti artist and he would paint. You can give her all the brushes and stuff from art school. You can give 100 cans to an art student, he is lost. Because once you go through the aspects of art, it’s different.

I think with what Apple has achieved, I think there’s…I mean there’s levels to that. I think I listen to it and listen to it, you can become the third person. You hear it in the third person. It becomes completely different. Not only that, you start hearing things you wouldn’t have heard. It’s like when you produce music and you’ve been doing it for a while, you kind of forget. Unless you have a good system, you forget the details. Because you only hear it in the studio. But with Spatial, you have a bigger magnifying glass on everything.

Goldie tells Apple Music what he learned from David Bowie…

I think the one thing I learned from Bowie was a huge mentor, not just music but when we spent 12 weeks on the Isle of Man every day while he crocheted , talking about dark times with him and these artists in Berlin when he lived there and took the train, having no money. All those crazy stories. You start to realize that reinvention is everything. And the arrangements are the gift. Because I went through the phase, “Oh, well, you know, he’s a ghostwriter, he doesn’t do anything. He’s just an engineer.” You don’t need it. You have to be able to manually take what I call the sound maniac method and manipulate people to be able to get what you want out of composition. You take them to the web instead of letting them stare at a screen on the computer.

Goldie reflects on a past conversation with Virgil Abloh…

He called me, we were on FaceTime and it was the craziest series of conversations. ‘Cause it all started with… My phone blew up one day and I was in Thailand, I was like, “What the fuck? I didn’t do anything. Damn, what is happening?” He posted a picture of Nike Air Force Ones, a crazy, crazy spread he did on top of… I’m like, “Wow. Alright.” Then we were gone and Becky Fatima tried to put us together, different people were missing each other. Then we finally met and it was like three hours, I’ll never forget that, a three hour and 28 minute conversation. He said something so poignant. He said, “Listen, you have to understand the cultural impact of Metalheadz and DnB as a whole.” He says: “You have to understand. I’ve worked with the biggest egos in rap, Jay-Z and Kanye, all that stuff. Coming from Chicago to Paris, creating something completely new looking at chemistry and storing tapes He quotes me on mixtapes that he listens to, that he has in his collection.

Goldie tells Apple Music about the importance of organizing…

I think for anyone out there, especially the hardcore apple who really gets into a music set. I mean, the arrangement is very important. You couldn’t put these tracks any other way. They must be in that order. I found it very nice to take a step back, it says a lot about mentoring. That says a lot about, I hear a lot of air, white noise and I look at technology and when people are playing I hear music, I just hear the cogs of the machine. The one thing we were given that I miss from my point of view is the most important ingredient in music, it’s soul.