"Tough Guys Don't Dance" by High Contrast on iTunes

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

31 Ratings

The Next Step Forward for High Contrast

Sniper Wolf,

When i first heard In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida i hated it and wasnt sure if the album would be very good if all the songs were like that but they are not and let me say i absolutly love Tread Softly, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, If We Ever, and Chances. This is an amazing album that really is a step forward and not just a remake of his old albums. High Contrast is in his prime on this album and i can not wait for the remixes to the already perfect songs by the hippity hoppity High Contrast.

A Little More Liquid

BSkater,

Another great release off Hospital. Barrett kicked it with High Society and now is bringing the beats with his third full length, TGDD, this guys got some magic up his sleeves. Check it!

About 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. He returned in 2013 with the "Spectrum Analyser" single and swiftly followed up with another in 2014 -- "Who's Loving You" (featuring Clare Maguire). 2016 saw the release of "How Love Begins," a collaborative track with DJ Fresh featuring Dizzee Rascal. Contrast kept busy into 2017, kicking off the year with the Questions EP and putting out his sixth full-length, Night Gallery, that fall. The album marked a sonic departure from previous efforts, inspired by an assortment of genres from rave and rock to Northern soul and various ambient works. ~ Jason Birchmeier & Neil Z. Yeung

  • ORIGIN
    Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

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