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Formed in 1988, Leftfield quickly became one of the most influential and innovative dance music acts of all time. Originally comprised of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley, Leftfield’s legendary live-performances paired with seminal albums, 1995s Leftism and 1999s Rhythm & Stealth (both Mercury Music Prize nominees), solidified their position as true pioneers.

The group then went on a hiatus in 2002 before returning in 2010 for live appearances (now led solely by Barnes). 2015’s Alternative Light Source was the first Leftfield album in sixteen years. The record featured Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on The Radio), amongst others. In 2017 the band reissued their classic album Leftism, remastering the original 11 tracks of the record and releasing 11 remixes. They then embarked on a special sold out tour in support of the reissue, playing Leftism in its entirety.

Following the late 2022 release of the group's phenomenal album This Is What We Do which featured Grian Chatten (Fontaines DC) as a guest vocalist, Leftfield embarked on a sold out tour of the UK and enjoyed a busy summer topped off by a seminal performance to a massive crowd at Glastonbury.

Praise for This Is What We Do:

“Explodes out of the speakers, colliding worlds to incendiary effect” - DJ Mag

“It sounds of a piece with its predecessors and yet of the moment” - 4*, The Observer

“a timely blast of healing positivity, all but impossible to resist” - 4*, MOJO

“kinetic vibrancy that sounds thrilling” - 4*, Evening Standard

“The 11 tracks each serve up a masterclass in dancefloor endeavour” - 4*, Telegraph

“both incendiary and visceral, yet emotive and diverse” - 4*, The Arts Desk