MUSIC: SOLID GOLDIE

A MUSICAL MISFIT BLENDS JAZZ, TECHNO, AND AMBIENT SOUNDS

MUSICIANS HATE TO BE CATEGOrized, but few actually have the courage to defy labels that have been assigned to them--after all, it's hard to sell records if people don't know what they're buying. Goldie, however, is a true misfit. The son of a British mother and a Jamaican father, the deejay and producer has established himself as an underground star in England's insurgent "Jungle" scene--a musical form featuring resonant bass lines and expressive, sometimes relentless percussion. But his new CD, Timeless, is a challenge to the boundaries of this still nascent music. Mixing elements of techno, jazz and soothing ambient music,...

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