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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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Leftfield announce UK headline gigs and ticket details

Leftfield announce UK headline gigs and ticket details

Dance veterans to play Manchester and Sheffield

  • Apr 29, 2010

Leftfield, Goldfrapp confirmed for L.E.D. Festival in London

Aphex Twin, David Guetta, Friendly Fires, Soulwax also on the bill for August event

  • Apr 12, 2010

Leftfield to play first show in 10 years

Band join Rock Ness Festival bill

  • Feb 1, 2010

Leftfield to release best of compilation

The now-defunct dance idols piece together their best moments...

  • Aug 19, 2005

LEFTFIELD SPLIT

The pioneering dance duo call it a day after two albums together...

  • Mar 4, 2002

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