The pioneering progressive house legends Leftfield are one of the most influential dance acts in popular music. Across two albums the duo of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley exploded the world of electronic music in a blitzkrieg of unrelenting bass and imaginative collaborations. It began with ‘Leftism’. 11 tracks of finely tuned and highly influential dance music perfection. Each beat, each rhythm and each vocal instantly recognisable and still possessing a WOW factor that has never been matched by their peers. We still get a thrill as John Lydon’s whining vocals join the sublime bass of ‘Open Up’. Who can forget that iconic line ‘Burn Hollywood Burn’? See them live and that bone jarring Leftfield boom comes close to removing your head from your shoulders. We last saw them on the Rhythm and Stealth tour a decade ago at Wolverhampton Civic and the sonic vibrations were so intense it physically carried any stood still punters across the floor. You won’t be stood still though as Leftfield perform ‘Leftism’ in full. Living history you can dance to.
Fri 19 May 7pm at O2 Institute, 78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY £35.25 www.ticketweb.co.uk
Published on: Wed 1 Mar 2017