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Goldie says he wants to melt his MBE in protest of Fabric's closure

"It was a religion, an institute, for all of us"

  • Harrison Williams
  • 7 September 2016

As members of the dance music community mourn the news of Fabric officially being shut down by Islington Council last night, many are searching for what they can do to protest the decision.

A multitude of DJs and artists voiced their displeasure via social media and others have begun forming the Fund for Fabric effort, but Goldie, the legendary producer and co-founder of the Metalheadz label, said he would melt down his MBE and wants his peers to do the same. He discussed his opinion on Fabric’s closing with Channel 4 News.

"This country was built on being different and being out there," he 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."

Watch a portion of the interview below.

Harrison is Mixmag's East Coast Editor. Follow him on Twitter here

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