Leftfield – Neil Barnes and Paul Daley – one of electronic
music's all time greatest acts – today announce the release of Leftism 22 a
very special reissue of their seminal debut album Leftism.
Released in January 1995, their debut album Leftism remains one of the
defining statements of dance music, a gloriously inter-woven bombardment of
musical styles and immaculate grooves, nominated for a Mercury prize and later
voted in the top ten greatest albums of all time by readers of Q magazine. The
album spawned numerous hit singles in Open Up – their now legendary
collaboration with John Lydon; Original, featuring Curve’s Toni Halliday;
Release the Pressure, featuring Earl Sixteen; and Afro-Left, with vocals by Neil
Cole, aka Djum Djum.
Leftism 22 arrives 22 years on from the release of the acclaimed original,
in a remastered version overseen by Leftfield’s Neil Barnes and Paul Daley.
The 2CD edition will feature the original album remastered, as well as all
11 original tracks remixed by a host of artists, including Skream, Adrian
Sherwood, BodyJack and Voiski, making 22 tracks in total.