Kensington and Chelsea College, in association with Access to Music (ATM), held ‘An Audience with Goldie’ on Wednesday February 13. The drum and bass star talked to students studying media and performing arts about his career as one of the UK’s most famous DJs and producers.
Goldie spoke frankly about his rise to fame – “Sometimes I think back to when I was a kid staring out of the window going “f****** hell I’m really depressed, I really want to make it.” To go from that to now is to go from real extremes and it’s quite unbelievable to me.”
Mike Jutsum, Kensington and Chelsea College Chief Executive adds “Goldie’s visit was really important to KCC. Our students can learn a lot from role models such as Goldie about how to turn dreams and self belief into success.”
Head of Music Kayo Anosike comments – “Goldie’s presence at KCC is indicative of our continuous connection with youth culture. He is a perfect role model for our students, having brought himself from grass roots as pioneer of drum and bass music. Goldie is one of the most important Creative Music Producers in the UK today.”
The college’s population boasts a diverse range of cultures and ages offering flexible, full-time and part-time programmes of study in a supportive environment helping students on their way to their chosen career. ATM has worked in partnership with Kensington and Chelsea College since 2005, delivering the Performing Musician and Creative Music Producer courses.
Date published: 25 March 2008