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Goldie awarded an MBE

Honour comes partly in recognition of his charity work, as well as his music

2015 Dec 31     
2 Bit Thugs

He joins a number of other DJs who have received an MBE previously, including Norman Jay and Trevor Nelson

Congratulations are in order for Clifford Joseph Price - better known, of course, as drum & bass don Goldie. The 2016 New Year Honours list was announced today, and Goldie's name was on it: he's being made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), in recognition both of his music and his work for charity or, as the list has it, "for services to music and young people".

In a statement to the press, the legendary junglist, budding classical composer, graf-writer-turned-high-artist, former jewellery designer, father of five and former Strictly Come Dancing contestant said that receiving the award merely inspires him to keep moving things forward: "I turned 50 in September and I've always felt there's more work to do."

Goldie has previously been awarded honorary doctorates from Brunel and Wolverhampton universities. But he isn't the first dance music icon to be recognised with an MBE by any means: previous recipients of the honour include Norman Jay, Trevor Nelson, Pete Tong, Annie Nightingale, Jazzie B and David Rodigan.





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