Goldie has said that he is considering melting down his MBE in protest over the revocation of fabric’s license earlier this week, in an interview with Channel 4 News. He has also urged other DJs to join him.
In the interview, in which Goldie referred to fabric as a “religion”, the rave pioneer said, “I’m wondering whether or not the likes of me, the likes of Jazzie B, Norman Jay, Pete Tong for that matter, should just trade our MBEs in, melt them down and put them in a pencil-pusher’s coffee, so it can taste a little bit sweeter for him today, so he feels more successful in killing counter culture and culture itself.
“This country was built on culture and the moment you decide to close a club like fabric you look stupid. You look like a guy in the 1980s carrying a mobile phone with a battery and a long wire wearing really high wasted jeans, looking like a complete dick in the high street thinking you’ve got something no one else has.”
The Walsall-born Thailand-based DJ, who received his MBE in February from Prince Charles, isn’t the only figure to have spoken publically following the revocation of fabric’s license, as a number of DJs showed support for the iconic London venue, as well as Sadiq Khan, industry figures and fabric’s owners.
You can watch separate material from Goldie’s impassioned Channel 4 News interview below.
Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.