VA - mixed by High Contrast
VA - mixed by High Contrast
It is sometimes described as uplifting jungle. His music contains many motifs and elements found in House music, such as androgynous time stretched vocals, electric pianos, violins and low-pass filtered samples. In June 2002, Barrett's debut LP True Colours was released on Hospital Records to critical acclaim, with 'Return of Forever' and 'Global Love' finding their way into the UK singles chart. His second album High Society was one of the most successful drum and bass albums of 2004. On 6 April 2003, High Contrast was featured on the prestigious BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix show. His mix included most of the then current liquid funk anthems, mostly from the Hospital Records label. On 9 January 2005, this Essential Mix was replayed on Radio 1 when another drum and bass artist, Andy C, was unable to deliver his mix.  Today He is a highly sought-after DJ and receives numerous remix requests.
Barrett doesn't drink, smoke, eat meat or take drugs. His father used to manage Shakin Stevens, and taught him how to dance. His mother is Welsh Assembly Member Lorraine Barrett for Cardiff South and Penarth. Barrett currently is a resident DJ at the following clubs: Precinct at Club I in Cardiff, Hospitality as part of Hospital Records at Herbal in London and occasionally, at Fabric in London. With the releases of "When The Lights Go Down", "Angels and Fly Remix" and "Days Go By", Barrett has shifted his talents somewhat from liquid funk to music with a somewhat harder edge. His newer, more synth-driven releases still contain his classic melodic style. In October of 2005, Barrett launched his own record label, The Contrast.
The first single, "Days Go By/What We Do" was released out in early November. High Contrast is currently in the studio recording and mixing his new album which is rumoured to be released in late 2007. Dubplates of his forthcoming single 'If We Ever Get Out of Here' have been issued to top DJs and can be heard in clubs now.  Discography  Albums * True Colours (2002) * High Society (2004) * Fabric Live 25 (2005) * Tough Guys Don't Dance (To be released October 2007)  Singles * Return of Forever (2002) * Global Love (2002) * Make it Tonight/Mermaid Scar * Basement Track * Twilight's Last Gleaming/Made it Last Night * Racing Green/St Ives * When the Lights Go Down/Magic * Days Go By/What We Do * Natural High * Everything's Different/Green Screen And heres some stuff about fabric: Fabric is a nightclub in Central London, United Kingdom. It is one of the largest and certainly one of the most popular night clubs in UK and widely regarded as one of the best dance music venues in the World . It is located opposite Smithfield meat market on the northern fringe of the City of London. History The club founded by Keith Reilly and Cameron Leslie was opened in October 1999.
It has three separate rooms with independent sound systems. A popular feature of the club is its vibrating floor in Room 1. Known as a "Bodysonic" dancefloor, sections of the floors are attached to 400 bass transducers emitting bass frequencies of the music being played, allowing clubbers to feel the music through bass frequencies transmitted into their skeletons via their feet. Style Musical genres played there vary from night to night, with house, tech house and techno DJs and live acts appearing on Saturdays, for the self-titled Fabric night and drum and bass, hip hop and breakbeats DJs and acts on Fridays, for FabricLive. Fridays and Saturdays are in-house promoted while other nights of the week use outside promoters.
The poly-sexual Sunday DTPM has been a long running night at the venue. Performances Many well-known club nights have moved to Fabric over the past years, tempted by the size and reputation of the venue, including Tyrant and Night of True Playaz. Resident DJ's have remained the same since the launch with James Lavelle and Ali B on Friday's FabricLive and Craig Richards and Terry Francis on Saturday's Fabric. The club has had many top DJs play, including Sasha, John Digweed, Chemical Brothers, Carl Cox, Juan Atkins, DJ Hype, Fabio, DJ Asides,Grooverider, Adam Freeland, Dave Clarke, and Pendulum. As well as booking these more established names, the club provides a take on the current state of electronic music by booking less established names on the UK and International circuit, such as Berlin based DJ and remixer Ewan Pearson.
It also has strong affiliations with several labels such as Playhouse, BPitch Control, Kompakt and Sender, which use label showcases to highlight their up and coming talent. Trivia To provide a means for the club to highlight its diverse music policy, a CD series was launched in 2001. These are released as Fabric and FabricLive on alternative months, featuring artists from both of the nights on rotation such as Craig Richards, Michael Mayer, Swayzak, Slam, Scratch Perverts, Adam Freeland, Ivan Smagghe, Terry Francis, Stacey Pullen, John Digweed and The Plump DJs to name but a few. The controversial video clip for the Soulwax song E Talking was shot in Fabric. Fabric was also the venue for Pendulum's first ever live performance on 06.10.06. safe Read more on Last.fm.
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