High Contrast

From01 January 2019to03 August 2019

High Contrast


High Contrast (born September 18, 1979) is the stage name of Lincoln Barrett, a Welsh drum and bass DJ and music producer, hailing from Penarth, Cardiff, Wales.

Strongly influenced by the film soundtracks of Wendy Carlos’ “A Clockwork Orange” and Vangelis’ “Blade Runner”, it was later J Majik’s “Arabian Nights”, which inspired the young Welshman to start crafting drum and bass music. After working in a local electronic record shop and honing his skills in his spare time, Barrett was offered residency at the drum and bass night Silent Running, where he would play alongside artists such as Grooverider and London Elektricity.

The producer released his debut album “True Colours” in 2002 on Hospital Records in the UK and Breakbeat Science in the U.S. The album spawned the singles “Return of Forever” and “Global Love” both of which ended up charting in the UK singles chart. Following a feature on BBC Radio 1’s “Essential Mix” show in 2003, High Contrast released his sophomore album “High Society” in 2004.

Having started his own label The Contrast in 2005, Barrett self-released the single “Days Go By” / “What We Do” in November of that year. Featuring heavy promotion from BBC Radio 1 DJs Annie Mac, Zane Low and Jo Whiley, High Contrast’s third album “Tough Guys Don’t Dance” was issued in October 2007, and reached No. 1 on the UK drum and bass chart. An album of remixes was released in 2009, with mixes of the singles “Hometown Glory” by Adele, and “Pjanoo” by Eric Prydz of those featured.

After playing 2011’s Coachella Music Festival and earning a residency at Matter in London, Aperture at Club Ifor Bach, and Roxy in Prague, Barrett helped curate the music for the Athletes Parades for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony. Also in 2012 High Contrast released the album “The Agony and The Ecstasy”, which reached No. 45 in the UK albums chart, and the EP “The Road Goes On Forever”.

Tuesday 01 January 2019

High Contrast

The Mill Digbeth, Digbeth, UK


Saturday 09 February 2019

High Contrast

with Danny Byrd, London Elektricity, and 14 others

Printworks London, London, UK


Thursday 01 August 2019 – Saturday 03 August 2019

High Contrast

Let It Roll 2019

Milovice, Czech Republic

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