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High Contrast

Seemingly overnight, High Contrast became one of the most discussed drum'n'bass producers in years. Not since the late '90s, when Goldie and Roni Size were recording full-length albums rather than strictly tracks, had there been so much hype thrown upon a drum'n'bass producer's shoulders. The man behind the moniker -- Cardiff, Wales native Lincoln Barrett -- remained humble despite the hype, taking it in stride. He was only 22 when he recorded True Colors, an ambitious double-disc debut album many within the music industry saw as having serious mainstream possibility. Breakbeat Science felt so strongly about it that the New York label released True Colors despite Barrett being a relative newcomer to the stateside drum'n'bass scene. Released in 2004, sophomore album High Society featured the breezy single "Racing Green." In 2007 he released Tough Guys Don't Dance, which included a cover of Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" and guest vocals by Diane Charlemagne, Ian Shaw, J'nay, and Linda Gail Lewis. BBC Radio 1 named it their essential mix of 2007. In the years that followed, he remixed a number of tracks for the likes of Adele, Utah Saints, Japanese pop queen Ayumi Hamasaki, Coldplay, Kanye, and Eric Prydz, while also collaborating with Underworld and Axwell. He released a double album best-of, Confidential, which included his hits and high-profile remixes. It wasn't until nearly five years after Tough Guys that he released his fourth album, The Agony & the Ecstasy (2009). In 2012, along with the guys in Underworld, he wrote the music for the opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics. A digital-only EP -- The Road Goes on Forever -- was released later that year. ~ Jason Birchmeier & Neil Z. Yeung
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Selected Discography

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Track List: High Society

1. Lovesick

2. Tutti Frutti

3. High Society (feat. Dynamite MC)

4. Brief Encounter

5. Racing Green

6. Angels And Fly (feat. Nolay)

7. Natural High

8. The Persistence Of Memory

9. Twilight's Last Gleaming

10. Only Two Can Play (feat. Spoonface)

11. Yesterday's Colours

12. The Basement Track

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Track List: True Colors

Disc 1

1. Return Of Forever

2. Music Is Everything

4. Global Love

6. Passion

8. Remember When

9. Savoir Faire

10. Fool's Gold

11. Mermaid Scar

Disc 2

1. Music Is Everything

2. Global Love

3. Savoir Faire

4. Suddenly

5. Remember When

6. Passion

7. True Colours

8. Mermaid Scar

9. Return Of Forever

11. Full Intention

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Track List: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Track List: Music Is Everything Remixes

1. Music Is Everything (Danny Byrd Remix)

2. The Basement Track

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Track List: Remind Me (Single)

1. Remind Me

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Track List: The Agony & The Ecstasy (Single)

1. The Agony & The Ecstasy

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Track List: The First Note Is Silent

1. The First Note Is Silent (Tiesto Remix)

2. The First Note Is Silent

3. The First Note Is Silent (Instrumental)

4. Fearful Symmetry

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Track List: The First Note Is Silent - EP

1. The First Note Is Silent (Radio Edit)

2. The First Note Is Silent

3. The First Note Is Silent (Instrumental)

4. Fearful Symmetry

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Track List: Tough Guys Don't Dance

1. If We Ever

2. Everything's Different

3. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

5. Forever And A Day

6. Sleepless

7. Tread Softly

8. Metamorphosis

9. Pink Flamingos

10. Eternal Optimist

11. Chances

12. Nobody Gets Out Alive

13. The Ghost Of Jungle Past

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Track List: When The Lights Go Down / Everything Is Different

1. When The Lights Go Down

2. Magic

3. Everything Is Different

4. Green Screen

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ginohuron
High contrast. Absoloutley brilliant. ��
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Cheeky wee jams mate, safe!!!
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Listening to Return Of Forever right now. Hard to believe this tune is as old as it is. Proves that even in EDM, where sometimes there is too much music released, a good tune is timeless.
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DJ High Contrast was one of the acts that went some way to winning me over to drum and bass. He's really good.
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firedogkevin
Love this guy. A m a z i n g. Angels and fly w No Lay. :-)
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Amazing !!
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dmuniz.. High Contrast came last April. We brought him out after WMC in Miami. Netsky as well in Denver, CO. Sick show, check the Hospital Records website and like his page as well as Hospital, they'll keep you informed!
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Great album. I've listened to it dozens of time and still keep finding new things in it.
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Pure Genius!!!
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Will High Contrast ever play in Denver Colorado?? Wishing so.......
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Got the new Album, 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' today - massive tunes! Big up to the Link Contrast!
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The first time I heard the cd High Society, I could have run off the road it was so badass, I was driving around Seattle, WA and I will never forget it! Thank you! ~Luv~
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Wow Andrew Cleveland, you just made me feel old....you were 11, really? :P
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I've been listening to EDM (particularl y D'n'B ) since I was about 11yrs old & Norman Cook released "You've Come a Long Way Baby". Even today, "Music is Everyting" and other tracks by Barrett involving such lovely lyricism plucks a heart-string in the same vein as "Praise You". I look forward to future productions and remixes by this musical genus.
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this is one of the fatest trks of drum n bass i ever listen to thanx keep umm fat on bass dj dotcom Los Angeles
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Add all his remixes from "Confidentia l "
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Quick And Solid
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fantastic liquid funk! a cornerstone of the genre!
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"You don't have either "True Colors" or "Tough Guys Don't Dance". You really, REALLY need to add those albums." Yes.
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Are you kidding me? What the Hell Pandora? You don't have either "True Colors" or "Tough Guys Don't Dance". You really, REALLY need to add those albums.

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