Leftfield - Alternative Light Source: Exclusive album stream

Have a listen to the third Leftfield album – their first since 1999 – and let us know your thoughts

On Monday 1 June, Leftfield treated fans to an exclusive play of their third album Alternative Light Source. Not a bad treat considering the legendary electronic act – now led solely by Neil Barnes – haven’t released an album since 1999’s Rhythm and Stealth.

For those who missed it, or for those seeking another fix, you can hear it again here on our exclusive album stream. It’s a pleasingly eclectic listen, helped along by an assortment of guest collaborators. Sleaford Mods turn up to rant about “chicken in a basket” over the surprisingly blissed out backing of Head and Shoulders. Elsewhere you can hear Poliça’s Channy Leaneagh and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe add something special to the music.

The dance landscape has changed immeasurably since Leftfield last ruled the genre along with fellow titans such as Underworld and the Chemical Brothers. But Alternative Light Source has them sounding as innovative and vital as ever. Have a listen using the player below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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