Remember the first time you picked up a copy of "Leftism" and slipped it onto the platter or into the tray, selected play and sat back to drink in the atmospheric sweeps of the opening track, "Release the Pressure"? And do you remember the moment whereupon the ragga-step bass kicked in, your feet commanded your butt to rise from your sofa and you proceeded to bounce about like a crazy fool? If you do, you may well have been at the same house-party as me when I played said track - I swear this man stood on an active electric- cooker and danced on the rings. Just say no to drugs, kiddies.
But don't say no to Leftfield, because they've got some exciting news to tell you. On 21st April, mainman Neil Barnes and co. will be heading up a live show in Brixton in aid of the charity, War Child. The event will help to raise much-needed funds for the worthy self-explanatory charity whose tagline is simple - 'War destroys children's lives - We're on the ground in some of the world's most dangerous countries, helping to put those lives back together".
Leftfield, purveyors of rib-ripping basslines and monster anthems such as "Open Up", "Africa Shox", "Song of Life"/"Cut For Life", "Dusted" and "Not Forgotten" (as well as being nominated for the current 'Mixmag Greatest Dance Act of All Time' poll), will headline the night at the Brixton O2 Academy and will be supported by a veritable who's who of the current club-scene. A live set by Booka Shade, plus DJ slots from Laurent Garnier, James Zabiela, M.A.N.D.Y. and many more, completes the night which runs from 9pm til 4am.
Tickets for the event cost from £29.50 (plus usual fee) and we will have them on sale from Friday morning at 9am. Demand will be colossal!
In addition, Leftfield are set to release a live DVD/CD package, "Tourism", early next year, recorded during their Future Music Festival Tour earlier in the year.
And not forgetting - if you wish to donate to Warchild, you can find them at www.warchild.org.uk