High Contrast, the world famous drum and bass DJ/producer who is from Penarth, yes I said Penarth!! and comes from a musical family, his father, used to manage Shakin Stevens and his sister is one half of Penarth Soul Club. Mr Contrast, real name Lincoln Barrett, used to work in Cardiff dj and record shop Catapult(RIP) before getting a residency at a Cardiff drum and bass night called ‘Silent Running’ working along side DJ’s such as Grooverider and London Elektricity. He released his debut album ‘True Colours’ just over 14 years ago and the following year appeared in the BBC Radio 1 Guest mix. He then went on to release a number of albums and singles and back in 2012 he played a key role in selecting and producing music for the London Olympic games. I’ve been a massive fan ever since I heard Brief Encounter in my friends car 11 years ago! So, to celebrate our love for High Contrast, and because he is playing Cardiff’s Tramshed tonight (Nov 5th), we’ve picked our top 5 tracks! P.S. remixes have not been selected, we’re saving them for another day.
High Contrast – If We Ever
High Contrast – Kiss Kiss bang bang
High Contrast – Twilights Last Gleaming
High Contrast – Brief Encounter
High Contrast – Lovesick
And if this isn’t enough for you, check out High Contrast’s latest show from Brixton a few days ago!