Pioneer, cult status graffiti artist, drum 'n' bass icon, DJ, actor and producer, Goldie is a total original and a multi-talented, complex shapeshifter selling more than 2.5 million records worldwide.
Against all odds and despite a traumatic childhood, he succeeded in unleashing his boundless creativity from a very young age and he is now a star, having transformed an underground British sound into a mainstream international movement and collaborated with major pop icons along the way.
Goldie's produced artistic works with 3D (Massive Attack) and Sarah Gregory. He has also commissioned and provided pieces to Neneh Cherry, Noel Gallagher, Bjork, James Lavelle, Nellee Hooper to name a few, depicting his prolific work.
Goldie earned his name as a graffiti artist in the West Midlands in the early eighties. His artwork around Birmingham and Wolverhampton was featured heavily in Afrikaa Bambaataa's feature film documentary Bombing (which was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK). He took part in the largest ever British graffiti art battle alongside Bristol artist 3D who later went on to form Massive Attack. He is also featured in the book Spraycan Art by Henry Chalfant & James Prigoff. Further to being one of the UK?s earliest and most important Graffiti writers Goldie has had great success as a Drum and Bass DJ, producer and actor. 1994 saw him setting up his own record label, Metalheadz. The label was a huge success releasing some of the most important tunes of that era and remains hugely successful and respected to this day. Film credits include Bond film The World is Not Enough and Guy Ritchies Snatch.
Goldie's "Love Over Gold" 2007 London solo exhibition was a huge success and his next stop is Berlin 2008. He has just finished all the artwork and album sleeve for International Dj & artist Pete Tong's Ibiza club brand "Wonderland". Auction houses are now requesting his work and the future looks very bright for Goldie.
Goldie will be editioning the originals at his forthcoming exhibition called the "Lock Inn" at a swanky london location Thu Nov 19th.
- Name: GOLDIE
- Country: GB
- Website: www.edddielock.co.uk
- Discipline: OTHER