Leftfield

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": electronic electronica dance techno chillout trip-hop house Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

Progressive house act which originally comprised just Neil Barnes, formerly of Elephant Stampede and, bizarrely, the London School Of Samba. He released a solo track, ‘Not Forgotten’, on Outer Rhythm Records, before Leftfield were expanded to a duo with the addition of former A Man Called Adam and Brand New Heavies contributor Paul Daley. Barnes first met him through a poetry group who wanted live backing. However, as ‘Not Forgotten’, a deeply resonant song, broke big, disputes with Outer Rhythm followed. Unable to record due to contractual restraints, they embarked instead on a career as remixers to the stars. This first batch included React 2 Rhythm, Ultra Naté and Inner City. They were profligate in order to keep the Leftfield name prominent in the absence of their own brand material. Later remixes for David Bowie, Renegade Soundwave and Yothu Yindi would follow, but by now the duo had already established their Hard Hands imprint. This...

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