Left Field is a British music producer duo. It was founded by Paul Daley (formerly a member of A Man Called Adam and the Brand New Heavies ) and Neil Barnes formed in 1989 in London. Leftfield released two critically acclaimed albums, and was also active as a remixer. Leftfield are now considered pioneers of intelligent dance music.
By 1993 they released " Open Up ", which was created in collaboration with John Lydon on vocals, Leftfield scored their first mainstream hit. The 1995 released debut album " Leftism ", a completely new mix of dub, breakbeat and techno was groundbreaking for modern electronica. Many electronics manufacturers were influenced by " Leftism ". The large number of Leftfield -inspired releases had the British music press, especially the DJ Magazine and Mixmag, sometimes a new genre with his own record label Charts create: Leftfield.
The second, published in 1999 album, " Rhythm and Stealth ", maintained a similar style, but is more of Techno - particularly Detroit Techno and Electro Funk - coined. Prominent guest vocalists were Afrika Bambaata and Roots Manuva. The resultant in New York under the direction of Chris Cunningham 's music video for " Africa Shox " which transported the gloomy mood of the track impressively became a classic. " Rhythm and Stealth " 2000 was nominated for the British Mercury Music Prize.
In 2002, they separated the two musicians to pursue solo projects.
2005 still appeared a best-of album titled " A Final Hit - The Greatest Hits ". On this the two previous albums, "Not Forgotten" and found next to the most famous pieces, the two non-album singles "More Than I Know" as well as three additional tracks not previously used, including the track " Snake Blood", the Left Field for the soundtrack the film the Beach had produced. The album is included with a DVD that contains all seven produced by Leftfield videos.
Some of their titles have been known through advertising to a wider audience. For example, the intro of " Release the Pressure" was used for a commercial of the German telecommunications operator O2. Also held in the Leftfield track " Afro Ride" in the PlayStation game " Wipeout " use. The track " Phat Planet" was for the series "Transformers - Beast Machines " used as the theme song.
- Leftism (1995 )
- Rhythm and Stealth (1999)
- A Final Hit - The Greatest Hits (2005)
- Tourism ( Live, 2012)
- Not Forgotten (1991 )
- More Than I Know (1991 )
- Release The Pressure (1992 )
- Song Of Life (1993 )
- Open Up (1993 )
- Original ( 1995)
- Afro Left ( 1995)
- Release The Pressure (1996 )
- Africa Shox (1999)
- Dusted (1999)
- Snake Blood - "The Beach" Soundtrack ( 2000)
- Swords (2000)
Remixes by Leftfield
- Intoxication - React 2 Rhythm (1992 )
- Open Up Your Head - IF? (1992)
- Body Medusa - SupeReal (1992 )
- Free And Equal - I.C.P (1992 )
- Deeper Love ( Missing You ) - Ultra Nate (1992 )
- Everything And More - IF? (1992)
- Hallelujah '92 ' - Inner City (1992 )
- A Profound Gas - The Sandals (1992 )
- Back To The Front - Adamski (1992 )
- The Hunter - The Sandals (1992 )
- Nothing - The Sandals (1992 )
- You're Mine - Pressure Drop (1992 )
- Perfect Motion - Sunscreem (1992 )
- Step It Up - Stereo MC's (1992 )
- I am Free - Morgan King ( 1993)
- Jump They Say - David Bowie (1993 )
- Unforgiven - D: Ream (1993 )
- Renegade Soundwave - Renegade Soundwave (1994 )
- Timeless Land - Yothu Yindi (1994 )
- White Skies - Sunscreem (1995 )
- Sun - John Lydon (1997)
Remix albums that Leftfield has been remixed
- Stealth Remixes - Leftfield ( album 2000 was released as a double CD along with Rhythm and Stealth )
- A Final Hit / Greatest Hits (2005)
In the video for the song " Dusted " occur sympathies for socialism clearly to light. An Asian landowners is represented as a vampire, an industrialist as a classic exploiter with cylinder, monocle and to show the inhumanity, green skin. Workers smashed their chains, palace guards in monarchist embossed uniforms to be fought, a ( Tsar ) crown falls down a flight of stairs. At the end of the video in the form of classic Maoist propaganda parades and acrobatic displays with red flags are presented. Ever dominates the last third of the video the color red to the beginning of the video is shown a bright red star making waves ( radio waves) radiates. Towards the end of the video goes from a shaped fireworks five-pointed star, which thus points to the historical failure of the socialist society models.
In the Earth - Views 5, the Space Night series of Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR ) is to listen to the instrumental track Melt from the album Leftism, which can also be found on the accompanying double CD Space Night Vol 3.