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LEFTFIELD SPLIT

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

Leftfield have split after two albums together.

The dance duo of Paul Daley and Neil Barnes have issued a statement this afternoon (March 4) revealing that they both plan to work on separate, solo projects.

The statement reads: "After 12 years of sonic experimentation, Paul Daley and Neil Barnes have decided to pull the plug on Leftfield. Both parties will be pursuing solo projects so Leftfield fans should not be down hearted. This should be seen as a new beginning in an ongoing process."

Paul Daley said: "Thanks to everyone from fans to promoters to DJ's and to listeners who have supported us over the years. THIS IS NOT THE END!"

Neil Barnes added: "Leftfield was always about pushing the boundaries of sound as far as we could. I'm proud to be a part of this. Thanks to all the people we have worked with over the years and to everyone that promoted and bought our records. THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING."

Leftfield formed in 1990 and their 1995 debut album 'Leftism' is widely regarded as a landmark album in dance music. The follow-up, 'Rhythm And Stealth', was released in 2000.

The group also became renowned as remixers, working with the likes of Roots Manuva and David Bowie.

A spokesperson for the group is unavailable for comment.

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