Welsh-born electronic musician, producer, DJ and remixer Lincoln Barrett AKA High Contrast is the master of melodic, melancholic jungle: hardcore with a harmonic core. Since releasing his last single Time Is Hardcore (feat. Kae Tempest & Anita Blay), he has been picked up by renowned publications such as Line of Best Fit, NME and Clash Magazine.
Time is Hardcore (feat. Kae Tempest & Anita Blay) received huge support on radio including adds across BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, 1Xtra and KISS FRESH. The track was also Radio 1’s Adele Roberts and 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq’s Records Of The Week.
The single was added across all DSPs landing a number of playlists including Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, Massive Dance Hits, You Can Do It & New Dance Revolution, Apple Music’s New Music Daily, Drum ‘n’ Bass, Shazam’s UK Dance Risers as well as Antipode’s playlist in 165 countries. The track also was added to Deezer’s Brand New UK playlist as well as Amazon’s Brand New Music, Drum & Bass Now, Fresh Dance and Best of The Month.
Now High Contrast is back with club-banger Rhythm Is Changing (feat. LOWES):
“I was inspired by proto-jungle / hardcore records from the early 90s by the likes of The House Crew that had a seemingly ever changing structure with frequent switches and variations, an approach I hadn’t heard in many recent tracks. I balanced this potentially hectic structure out by keeping the elements beyond the drums and bass in the tune to the essentials – big piano riff, haunting vocal hook, vintage strings (and a couple of bleeps).”
Rhythm Is Changing (feat. LOWES) has been announced as the Hottest Record with Annie Mac on release for Monday 12th October.
High Contrast’s sixth studio album Notes from the Underground is out now.