L E F T F I E L D
ANNOUNCE RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE ‘ VERSION EXCURSION’
DUB REMIX OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUM ‘ THIS IS WHAT WE DO’
“Explodes out of the speakers, colliding worlds to incendiary effect” – DJ Mag
“It sounds of a piece with its predecessors and yet of the moment” – 4*, The Observer
“A timely blast of healing positivity, all but impossible to resist” – 4*, MOJO
“Kinetic vibrancy that sounds thrilling” – 4*, Evening Standard
“The 11 tracks each serve up a masterclass in dancefloor endeavour” – 4*, Daily Telegraph
“Both incendiary and visceral, yet emotive and diverse” – 4*, The Arts Desk
Leftfield have announced a very special new release: an entire remix of their acclaimed 2022 album This Is What We Do, titled Version Excursion. The album will be released exclusively on limited edition vinyl (2LP) for Record Store Day. The only way to purchase it is via participating record stores.
Each track on the original album has been stripped back, rebuilt and given a new name. “Full Way Round” (feat. Grian Chatten) becomes “Criss Cross Cabbie”, ‘Making A Difference (feat*
*Lemn Sissay) becomes “Citing and Fighting”. The new versions imbue the tracks with an additional sense of late-night headiness and show the depth of Leftfield’s original compositions.
Speaking on Version Excursion, Leftfield say, “After we’d finished ‘This Is What We Do’ we started doing some dub experiments on the finished album tracks. Just for fun.
“It wasn’t intentional, but the whole thing turned into a radical re-appraisal. They are almost entirely new tracks …it became a complete reimagining. Something for the late night / early morning ravers!”
Leftfield – Version Excursion album tracklisting;
- We Do Dub
- Criss Cross Cabbie
- Citing and Fighting
- Pulsating Dub
- Machines Like Dub
- Accumulator Dub
- Body & Soul Acid Flange Mix
- Coming On
- P.O.L. Dub
Formed in 1988, Leftfield quickly became one of the most influential and innovative dance music acts of all time. Originally comprised of Neil Barnes and Paul Daley, Leftfield’s legendary live-performances paired with seminal albums, 1995s Leftism and 1999s Rhythm & Stealth (both Mercury Music Prize nominees), solidified their position as true pioneers.
The group then went on a hiatus in 2002 before returning in 2010 for live appearances (now led solely by Barnes). 2015’s Alternative Light Source was the first Leftfield album in sixteen years. The record garnered acclaim from The Guardian, The Observer, Uncut, Mojo and more, and featured Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) and Tunde Adebimpe (TV on The Radio), amongst others. In 2017 the band reissued their classic album Leftism, remastering the original 11 tracks of the record and releasing 11 remixes. They then embarked on a special sold out tour in support of the reissue, playing Leftism in its entirety.
Leftfield are currently riding high, following the late 2022 release of the group’s phenomenal album, This Is What We Do. The record is a truly vital collection that earned both critical acclaim and commercial success.
Leftfield head out on tour in May & June 2023
and on 26 May, the band pop into Cardiff Great Hall for a set.
For more details go to: www.leftfieldmusic.com