Memory Box presents LEFTFIELD [DJ set] - Saturday 11 June
Really, no words needed for this one.... Leftfield are playing Memory Box. Yes LEFTFIELD. One of electronic music's greatest acts.
Grab your tickets NOW to release the pressure!
For the word loving types...
Described by Mixmag as “The single most influential production team in British dance music,” Leftfield was essential to the evolution of electronic culture in England and beyond, universally heralded as the production team that brought house music back from the brink of commercial mediocrity. Leftfield’s 1995 album Leftism remains one of defining statements of 90’s dance music.
The 90s were all but over when the second Leftfield album appeared in Autumn 1999. Rhythm And Stealth worked with a darker hue and more pronounced techno influence. The album - like its predecessor - would be nominated for a Mercury prize while one of its tracks, Phat Planet, soundtracked the award-winning ‘Surfer’ advert for Guinness. It was a full decade later that the band, now led solely by Neil Barnes, returned for a series of stunning headline performances at some of 2010’s hottest festivals including Rockness, Benicassim, L.E.D and Creamfields.
In 2015, Leftfield’s first album in 16 years ‘Alternative Light Source’, has already been dubbed “a masterpiece of texture” by The Observer and revered for its “pulse-quickening beats, widescreen instrumentals and satisfyingly chunky electro” by The Independent. The collaboration with Sleaford Mods resulted in a video that was premiered by Pitchfork and was winner of the ‘Best Dance’ video at the UKMVAs. Other vocalist contributors on the album include Polica’s Channy, and Tunde Adebimpe from TVOTR
Neil’s recent Leftfield DJ sets have seen him go back to his roots with raw, dark and eclectic sets that touch on glitchy house and lush dub beats, as well as bringing some of the best new tracks out there that he can find.