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Fluke - 100% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Purveyors of charismatic dance music, Fluke are both a stand-alone musical project and a mixing house for others. The combo was formed by Mike Bryant (Michael James Bryant, 1 May 1960, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England), Michael Tournier (b. Michael James Tournier, 24 May 1963, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England) and Jonathan Fugler (b. 13 October 1962, St Austell, Read more

Orbital - 99% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK duo did much to deliver the possibilities of improvisation to live electronic music over the course of the 90s and the early 00s. Unlike many other techno acts their stage performances did not rely on DAT or backing tapes. They also used more varied samples than is the norm, including sources as diverse as the Butthole Surfers on ‘Satan’ and Crass on ‘Cho Read more

Underworld - 97% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Romford, Essex, England, Underworld arose from the ashes of indie pop band Freur in the late 80s. The original line-up featured Karl Hyde (10 May 1957, Worcester, Worcestershire, England; guitar/vocals), Rick Smith (b. Richard Smith, 25 May 1959, Ammanford, Wales; keyboards), Baz Allen (keyboards), Alfie Thomas (guitar) and Bryn Burrows (drums). Their debut album as Read more

The Orb - 54% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Orb revolves around one man, Dr Alex Paterson (Duncan Robert Alex Paterson, hence the appropriation of the Dr title, 15 October 1959, Battersea, London, England), whose specialist field is the creation of ambient house and electronic dub music. A former Killing Joke roadie, member of Kill Bloodsports, and an employee of EG Records, he formed the original Orb in 1988 with Read more

Propellerheads - 52% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s
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Alex Gifford played piano for Van Morrison, saxophone for the Stranglers and was a member of the Grid before he met Will White when the latter was drumming for Junkwaffle at a gig in Bath. In 1996, Wall Of Sound released their first recording, the Dive EP, which later that year was given worldwide coverage as the theme to an Adidas advert. In late 1996, the Propellerheads broug Read more

The Chemical Brothers - 50% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tom Rowlands (Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, 11 January 1971, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, England) and Ed Simons (b. Edmund John Simons, 1970, Herne Hill, London, England) met while studying medieval history at Manchester Polytechnic in the late 80s. Rowlands became a member of the Balearic group Ariel, which put out a number of releases on Deconstruction Records. At the sam Read more

Faithless - 47% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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UK dance outfit formed in 1995 around the nucleus of Rollo (Rollo Armstrong, 1967, London, England), one of the prime movers in the UK house scene, and Sister Bliss (b. Ayalah Bentovim, 30 December 1970, London, England), one of the country’s most successful and respected female DJs. It is truly an eclectic collaboration, with both Sister Bliss and Rollo being innovativ Read more

Groove Armada - 41% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK electronica duo comprises Tom Findlay (Cambridge, England; bass, trumpet, keyboards, sampler) and Andy Cato (b. Andrew Cocup, Yorkshire, England; trombone, keyboards, bass). Cato, a 6 feet 8 inches tall Yorkshireman, grew up playing in a colliery brass band and listening to disco music, such as that by Earth, Wind And Fire, and he also won the UK’s Young Jazz Mu Read more

808 State - 40% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Manchester, England’s finest acid music combo of the early 90s was founded by Martin Price (26 March 1955, England), owner of the city’s influential Eastern Bloc record shop, and Graham Massey (b. 4 August 1960, Manchester, Lancashire, England; ex-Biting Tongues), who had previously worked in a café opposite the shop. Together with Gerald Simpson, they began Read more

The KLF - 39% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Since 1987 the KLF (Kopyright Liberation Front) have operated under a series of guises, only gradually revealing their true nature to the public at large. Their principal spokesman is Bill Drummond (William Butterworth, 29 April 1953, South Africa), who had already enjoyed a chequered music industry career. As co-founder of the influential Zoo label in the late 70s, he intro Read more

The Shamen - 35% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From the ashes of the moderately successful Alone Again Or in 1986, the Shamen had a profound effect upon contemporary pop music over the next half decade. Formed in Aberdeen by Colin Angus (24 August 1961, Aberdeen, Scotland; bass), Peter Stephenson (b. 1 March 1962, Ayrshire, Scotland), Keith McKenzie (b. 30 August 1961, Aberdeen, Scotland) and Derek McKenzie (b. 27 Februa Read more

Coldcut - 26% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Since the mid-80s the UK duo of ex-art teacher Jonathon Moore and computer programmer Matt Black have been responsible for a number of important innovations in the dance music arena. Like DJ Steinski, they realized the creative potential of sampling records, television, Walt Disney sounds and other non-musical sources, and in 1987 made their first records, ‘Say Kids What T Read more

Unkle - 25% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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U.N.K.L.E. is the recording name originally employed by James Lavelle (1974, Oxford, England) of leading UK hip-hop label, Mo’ Wax Records, and American turntablist DJ Shadow (b. Josh Davis, 1 January 1973, Hayward, California, USA). Their Psyence Fiction set was released amid a blaze of hype and publicity in September 1998, debuting at number 4 on the UK album chart an Read more

Stereo MC's - 24% match to Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK crossover outfit’s commercial breakthrough in the early 90s was the result of both sustained hard work and an original talent. Their line-up revolved around three women and three men: Rob Birch (Robert Charles Birch, 11 June 1961, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England; vocals), Nick ‘The Head’ Hallam (b. 11 June 1962, Nottingham, England; synthesizers, Read more

LFO - 22% match to Leftfield

Genres: Dance Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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