HOMELANDS - LEFTFIELD
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To coincide with their summer festival appearances. Rhythm And Stealth is being repackaged with an extra CD of remixes. A selection of Europe‘s finest DJs including Dave Clarke. Andrew Weatherall and Frances l Cube have contributed. ‘It happened more as an accident than anythinvf says Barnes. ‘Dave Clarke contacted us and asked to do a remix. as did Billy Nasty. so we thought let‘s get four or five others and ask them what track they would like to do. The results are brilliant. We‘re trying to programme the tour to use people we work with and respect and get them to play at the shows.‘
The plan for the next few months is for Leftfield to travel the fields of Europe with ‘Leftfield Live 2000‘. ‘I never used to be a big fan of festivals because I had never experienced European festivals.‘ says Barnes. ‘l was used to disorganised festivals with terrible sound systems. But a lot of British festivals are taking what‘s been done in Europe as an example and they‘ve come a long way.‘
Barnes rates Roskilde among his top festival experiences describing the four-day. 120.000 capacity Fjord fest in Norway as 'immense. like a city‘. Charmineg enough. the band's 1997 appearance at T in the Park is also one he holds dear. He says it was ‘stunning‘.
For the moment Ayrshire is the place to catch the live Leftfield experience. I suggest they‘d be well advised to follow the example of Glasgow guitarorists Mogwai who sold branded Mogwai earplugs on tour last year. ‘Someone suggested that to us.‘ he laughs. ‘But I don‘t like the idea of saying you need earplugs to hear us. It‘s not really true.’
Fair comment. It‘s best not to miss anything. Bass is after all the place.
Rhythm And Stealth — Remixes is out on Columbia, Mon 29 May.
18 THE “ST 25 May—8 Jun 2000
HOMELANDS - THE LINE UP
Tickets and information
Venue Straid Farm. Dalleagles. New Cumnock. Ayrshire Date Sat 3 Jun
Times lpm—bam (gates open noon)
Information (ll-ll 248 2486 (Mon—Fri. mam—Spin) Website www.homelands.co.uk
Tickets £36 plus booking fee Ticket outlets Glasgow - The Tunnel. 23rd Precinct. Tower Records. Virgin. HMV: Edinburgh - Uber Records. Xile Clothing. Virgin. HMV.
Credit Card Hotline 0141 332 4400 On-Iine www.ticketmaster.co.uk
Rail info 08457 484950 Bus info 0990 808080 (National Express)
Shuttle Bus Happy Bus will be running a shuttle service from Buchanan Street Bus Station. Glasgow. to the site. Service commences 10am. with last departure from Glasgow at 9.30pm; return service starts at lam. lnfo: 01236 430288. Tickets. £10. can be prc-hooked on 0870 73‘) ‘)l()().
Restrictions Over 18s only; no alcohol can be brought into the site; no camping.
Ericsson @ Colours
Leftfield Radical dance pioneers Paul Daley and Neil Barnes are set to rock the show with their genre busting mix of dub, house and breaks from their acclaimed album Rhythm And Stealth. See feature.
Moby Awash in R&B, hip hop, blues and claSSicaI samples and overlaid with 19205 indigenous field recordings, punk-thrash vegan Christian turned chart superstar Moby brings new meaning to that overused term 'eclectic’.
Public Enemy Chuck D, Flavour Flav, Professor Griff and the S1Ws make a rare Scottish appearance and showcase material old and new.
Ian Brown Ex-Stone Roses iconic figurehead and everyone’s fav0urite monkey boy, Brown continues his fascination with Io-fi, while staying true to his baggy roots.
8T (live set) American trance legend BT (aka Brian Transeau) has recently achieved big crossover success with his excursions in nu-skool breaks, collaborating with the likes of Sasha, Hybrid and Adam Freeland. Dope Smugglaz (live set) The crazy bearded threesome hailing from Leeds and signed to Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label, continue in their commitment to ’anti-beat fasosm’ i.e. eclectica. Adam Freeland King of the breaks, Freeland along with Rennie Pilgrem and Freq Nasty is one of the pioneers of nu-skool breaks and one half of tech- breaks duo Tsunami One.
David Holmes 1998’s 'Essential Mix’ of the year Winner, Holmes, the original techno pioneer turned film score supremo, allows us to glimpse what’s in store from his new album.
Paul Oakenfold Head of Perfecto and trance guvnor, Oakie, having had a slew of hits, is settling in to his Home residency while currently spearheading UK dance musm's invasion of America at a rumoured £10,000 per set.
Steve Lawler Resident at Home’s Deep South night, Lawler is one of the most popular progresswe house DJs in Britain. His first mix album Dark Drums,
brought the finest US and Dutch deep, t0ugh house to our attention, so expect more of the same.
Jon Mancini Throughout the nine years of Colours’ dominance of the house scene in Scotland, Mancini’s been at the helm With his smooth, seductive blend of silky garage and pumped-up house.
The Jengaheads Glasgow’s breakbeat heroes, Ali and Martyn, have now taken their mix of electro, drum & bass, hip hop, big beat, house and garage to London and conquered the capital with their new monthly residency at Home’s Thursday night slot, Highrise. Colin Tevendale Recently enjoying chart success with Fool Boona's ’Popped’ and voted among the top 100 in D] magazine's end-of—year poll, the big time beckons for this local house hero playing on a commerCIal trance tip.
lain ‘Boney' Clark Boney, as he is affectionately known, has been Dling for the last decade. A strong favourite with Colours, he’s played alongSide the likes of Carl Cox, Pete Tong and John Digweed and earned the respect he so rightly deserves.
Steven McCreery McCreery plays a blend of deep and progressive house and trance With a distinctly technical mixing technique.
Darren Mackie Hailing from Kilmarnock, Mackie is the newest member of the Colours crew and plays funky British and American disco cut-ups.
Paul Mendez Now re5ident at Archaos’ seedy Sunday special, Voyeurism, Mendez can also be spotted at Room At The Top and on Scotland’s newest radio station, Beat 106.