London, England, United Kingdom
London based DJ/producer Goodfield stems from a vast history of music and grew up listening to Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat & Oldskool. Not long after the explosion of dance music in the UK during the early 90s, Goodfield’s ears were already tuning into the next musical phenomenon to sweep the UK, Drum & Bass.
Goodfield acquired his knowledge of the genre via London’s pirate radio scene when he was just 14 years old and started listening to the likes of Andy C, Nicky Blackmarket & DJ Hype to name a few. Goodfield’s ambitions started to extend from a listener to a participant and he bagged his first set of decks at the age of 15 after long time friend Basher introduced him to the art of DJing. In 99 Goodfield’s interest in the scene began to grow and he started to attend educational lessons in rave culture at institutes, such as, Bagleys, Light House, Sanctuary, Stratford Rex and Temple.
Using his networking skills whilst out & about, Goodfield soon found himself in front of the decks at various pirate radio stations in London, including, Dream FM, Flex FM, Flight FM, Ice Cold FM, and Image Radio. As we entered the millennium, Goodfield was busy confirming residencies and sets at venues, such as, The Blue Room (London), Hidden (London), Light House (London) and plenty more.
Production sharply followed for Goodfield and in the year 2000 he successfully formed the stage name Quality Kontrol with friend, Faze. The pair got to work steadily learning the ropes and created their first tunes on software sequencers Reason & Cubase before moving to Logic.
After many years of working as the alias Quality Kontrol and locked away in the lab learning his craft, Goodfield soon started working on his own solo projects. In 2013 Goodfield’s music started to get noticed, thus resulting in him signing to Proximity Recordings. With releases penned in for 2015 on Proximity, a healthy DJing résumé and plenty of work in the pipeline the future certainly looks bright for this new talent.
Words by Kit Warwick
Photo by Sarah Ginn