Goldie is a dark angel of drum ‘n’ bass. His sonic tricks swoop into the listener’s consciousness, twisting time and space before rumbling onto the dance floor in a crescendo of breakbeats.

“Terminator,” his epoch-making “darkcore” cut, was the genre at its most frenetic and ferocious. “Timeless,” his bittersweet lullaby of the ghetto, was its polar opposite. Passing in a flash of jazzy hooks, edgy beats and mesmerizing production effects, the cut’s 20-some minutes are seemingly compressed into a second. Listening to “Timeless” is the musical equivalent of traveling at the speed of light.

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