Leftfield

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Leftfield is a British electronic band formed in 1989 in London, England. From 1989 to 2002, Leftfield was a duo of artists and record producers that consisted of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley (formerly of The Rivals, A Man Called Adam and the Brand New Heavies). In January 2010, Barnes resurrected the band name and having toured the world for a couple of years is now writing new material for a third album. Daley has declined to be involved and is focusing upon his solo career.

The duo were hugely influential in the evolution of electronic music in the 1990s with Mixmag describing them as "the single most influential production team working in British dance music". As with many of their contemporaries such as The Chemical Brothers, Leftfield were notable for their use of guest vocalists in their electronic music. Among the more prominent were Toni Halliday, on Original, Johnny Rotten on Open Up, Djum Djum on Afro-Left and Earl 16 and Cheshire Cat on Release the Pressure. The term progressive house was coined to define their style, a fusion of house with dub and reggae.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 Leftism Leftfield 4.1 10
1999 Rhythm and Stealth Leftfield 4.5 10

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Backlog Compilation Leftfield 1
2005 A Final Hit Compilation Leftfield 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2012 Tourism Live Leftfield 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Stealth Remixes Remix Leftfield 4
2000 Rhythm and Stealth :Stealth Remixes Remix Leftfield 1
2000 The Remixes Remix Leftfield 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Not Forgotten Leftfield 1
1991 More Than I Know (Demixes) Leftfield 1
1991 More Than I Know / Not Forgotten Leftfield 1
1992 Song of Life Leftfield 4
1992 Release the Pressure Leftfield 2
1995 Original Leftfield Halliday 2
1996 Dusted Leftfield Roots Manuva 4
1996 Afrika Shox Leftfield Bambaataa 3 5
2000 Swords Leftfield 5

Single + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Open Up Remix Leftfield Lydon 4 8

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1995 The Afro-Left EP Leftfield 2

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