They pulled off one of last year’s biggest comebacks. Now the UK’s mighty Leftfield are returning to New Zealand for an intimate DJ set at Neck of the Woods in Auckland on November 17, guaranteed to blow the minds of anyone lucky enough to snap up tickets.
The dance music heavyweights returned to the fold last year with a new album and live shows - including a headlining spot at this year’s Splore Festival - reminding club-goers of the 90s why they were such a groundbreaking act and winning over a whole new generation of party people.
Throughout the 90s Leftfield were untouchable live and on record. Their debut album Leftism remains one of the defining statements of 90s dance music, a gloriously inter-woven bombardment of musical styles and immaculate grooves, nominated for a Mercury Prize and later voted in the Top 10 greatest albums of all time by readers of Q magazine.
The 90s were all but over when the second Leftfield album appeared in Autumn 1999. Rhythm And Stealth worked with a darker hue and more pronounced techno influence, guests including Roots Manuva, MC Cheshire Cat and Afrika Bambaataa on first single ‘Afrika Shox’, which reached the UK Top 10. The album - like its predecessor - was nominated for a Mercury Prize.
Now solely led by Neil Barnes, Leftfield released their third album Alternative Light Source last year.
Leftfield DJ Set
Thursday November 17th: Neck of the Woods, Auckland
Tickets via TheTicketFairy
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