The first superstar produced by the breakbeat jungle movement, Goldie popularized drum'n'bass as a form of musical expression. Goldie became one of the first big personalities in British dance music. His gold teeth and b-boy attitude placing him leagues away from the faceless bedroom boffins that had become the norm in intelligent dance music. The UK had a beat maestro and tough-guy head who could match the scores of larger-than-life hip-hop stars America had produced.
The high profile of drum'n'bass as the first indigenously British dance music made Goldie a figure of prime importance. After spending several years working on his production skills at Reinforced Records, he founded Metalheadz Records. In 1995, Goldie released Timeless, one of jungle's first and best full-length works of art.