Leftfield

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John Lydon: 'I didn’t want to be a comfortable, Mick Jagger-type naughty pop star'
From the Sex Pistols to the various iterations of PiL, via collaborations with Afrika Bambaataa and Leftfield, the legend, innovator and butter salesman picks the best of his output in the latest instalment of our songbook series

Dave Simpson

15, Feb, 2018 @12:39 PM

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Simple Things festival review – neo-glam, power punk and the giddy glow of trance
From HMLTD and IDLES to Nadine Shah and the British Paraorchestra, the festival season wound down with an eclectic lineup – and no need for wellies

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Oct, 2017 @2:06 PM

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Leftfield review – bone-quaking revival of a dance music revolution
The electronic mavericks prove they can still bring down the house for a performance of their genre-shattering 1995 debut album, Leftism – even if no longer quite so literally

Malcolm Jack

29, May, 2017 @12:25 PM

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How we made Leftfield's Leftism
‘We ploughed everything into it, re-examining the whole history of pop – admittedly while on drugs’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

16, May, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Green Man festival – home-town heroes and hot tubs steal the weekend
Super Furry Animals take Saturday with a gloriously long set, while a dazzling St Vincent proves that Green Man just gets better with age

Laura Barton

24, Aug, 2015 @4:08 PM

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It was 20 years ago today: the year British dance music went wild
Yes, Britpop hit the headlines, but that was only part of the story. In 1995 dance music came of age, and a wave of hedonism hit the fields and clubs of Britain. Here some of the major musicians and DJs involved share their memories of an explosive year

Andrew Harrison, Kathryn Bromwich, Killian Fox, Corinne Jones, Jude Rogers

28, Jun, 2015 @9:00 AM

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Leftfield review – dance music nirvana
As loud and as distinctive as ever, the 90s techno act has not so much moved forward as waited for the rest of the world to catch up

Dave Simpson

19, Jun, 2015 @11:45 AM

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Leftfield: Alternative Light Source review – beauty and ecstasy on 90s dance act's impressive return
Now a solo concern for Neil Barnes, Leftfield’s first album since 1999 is a more than worthy addition to its predecessors

Jon Dennis

04, Jun, 2015 @8:15 PM

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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

Guardian music

02, Jun, 2015 @9:42 AM

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The sound of Pina Bausch
As Sweet Mambo is staged at the Edinburgh festival, Wim Wenders, music adviser Matthias Burkert and artists including Madeleine Peyroux reflect on Tanztheater Wuppertal’s eclectic soundtrack. By Chris Wiegand

Chris Wiegand

24, Aug, 2014 @1:17 PM

Secret Garden Party 2011 – in pictures

From mud-wrestling to a bouncing Blondie performance, we bring you the best bits from this year's Secret Garden Party in Cambridge

Alicia Canter

28, Jul, 2011 @3:59 PM

Leftfield | Pop review
Academy, Sheffield
Being lectured about "one love" by a baseball-capped rapper called Cheshire Cat is somehow very 90s, but in the crucial department, Leftfield have got the grooves, writes Dave Simpson

Dave Simpson

09, Jun, 2010 @8:30 PM

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