High Contrast

Real Name:
Lincoln J. Barrett
Profile:
Welsh Drum'n'Bass DJ and Producer. Born 18 September 1979. His father is Paul Barrett (5), the ex-manager of Shakin' Stevens. Used to work in the Catapult record shop.
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NHS41CD True Colours — High Contrast High Contrast True Colours (Album) Hospital Records NHS41CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none High Society — High Contrast High Contrast High Society (Album) Hospital Records none US 2004 Sell This Version
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NHS126LP Tough Guys Don't Dance — High Contrast High Contrast Tough Guys Don't Dance (Album) Hospital Records NHS126LP UK 2007 Sell This Version
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CDJUST526 The Agony & The Ecstasy — High Contrast High Contrast The Agony & The Ecstasy (Album) Hospital Records CDJUST526 South Africa 2012 Sell This Version
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none Night Gallery — High Contrast High Contrast Night Gallery (Album) 3Beat none 2017 Sell This Version
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3BEATLP033 Notes From The Underground  — High Contrast High Contrast Notes From The Underground (Album) 3Beat 3BEATLP033 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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190296098086 True Colours (20th Anniversary Edition + Remixes) — High Contrast High Contrast True Colours (20th Anniversary Edition + Remixes)(23xFile, MP3) Highly Contrasting 190296098086 UK 2022
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Singles & EPs

nhs37 Make It Tonight / Mermaid Scar — High Contrast High Contrast Make It Tonight / Mermaid Scar Hospital Records nhs37 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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nhs29 The Ride / What's The Story — High Contrast Carlito + Addiction* / High Contrast Carlito + Addiction* / High Contrast - The Ride / What's The Story Hospital Records nhs29 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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nhs34 Passion — High Contrast High Contrast Passion Hospital Records nhs34 UK 2001 Sell This Version
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NHS49 Music Is Everything (Remixes) — High Contrast High Contrast Music Is Everything (Remixes) Hospital Records NHS49 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none Global Love — High Contrast High Contrast Global Love (Maxi) Hospital Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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NHS44R Global Love / Return Of Forever (Remixes) — High Contrast High Contrast Global Love / Return Of Forever (Remixes) (Single) Hospital Records NHS44R UK 2002 Sell This Version
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NHS40 Return Of Forever — High Contrast High Contrast Return Of Forever Hospital Records NHS40 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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BBSHC 001 Return Of Forever Remixes — High Contrast High Contrast Return Of Forever Remixes Breakbeat Science Recordings BBSHC 001 US 2002 Sell This Version
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HIGHSTREET 1 It's Come To This — High Contrast High Contrast It's Come To This(12", S/Sided, TP) Not On Label (The Streets) HIGHSTREET 1 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none Erazerhead / 3 AM — High Contrast Ram Trilogy / M.I.S.T. & High Contrast Ram Trilogy / M.I.S.T. & High Contrast - Erazerhead / 3 AM(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none High Contrast / Influx Datum High Contrast / Influx Datum - Amen Sister / Vintage(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none 3 AM / Unknown — High Contrast M.I.S.T., High Contrast M.I.S.T., High Contrast - 3 AM / Unknown(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none Basement Track — High Contrast High Contrast Basement Track (Single) Hospital Records, Hospital Records none UK 2003 Sell This Version
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LS 001 High Contrast Love Sick(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) Not On Label LS 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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NHS80 Angels + Fly — High Contrast High Contrast Featuring Nolay* High Contrast Featuring Nolay* - Angels + Fly Hospital Records NHS80 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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SIG007 Mr. Majestic — High Contrast Calibre & High Contrast Calibre & High Contrast - Mr. Majestic (Single) Signature Records SIG007 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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NHS 76 Racing Green — High Contrast High Contrast Racing Green (Single) Hospital Records NHS 76 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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SOUL:R 012 Archive:One — High Contrast M.I.S.T. & High Contrast / SKC & Bratwa M.I.S.T. & High Contrast / SKC & Bratwa - Archive:One Soul:r SOUL:R 012 UK 2004 Sell This Version

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Collector_Cave_Guy

Collector_Cave_Guy

July 20, 2016
Whilst I agree with some of the comments about High Contrast, who has been known to produce some catchy but very poppy sounding tracks (that some might call cheese), he is also responsible for some amazing tracks including Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Tread Softly, Racing Green, Mermaid Scar, Mr Majestic (with the mighty Calibre), If We Ever, Passion, Savoir Faire, The Ghost Of Jungle Past and more. An artist who helped usher in a more popular acceptance of D&B (although some would argue that this was bad for the genre).
robbiestunes

robbiestunes

January 14, 2011
I thought the first album was total cheese, and gave him another go on you tube, and i must admit, some, not many, but some are decent, but most is total hyper cheese. I think my 8 years old likes it, she likes it a lot actually, maybe he makes it for the kids, cause i haven't met one adult that doesn't think its complete cheddar.
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Mr.Confidence

Mr.Confidence

June 23, 2008
edited over 14 years ago
I myself am a House/Trance head but man, High Contrast makes some sweet sweet drum & bass. Why no one has bothered to take drum & bass into the realms of disco quite like the way High Contrast has, i'll never know. To me it's a match made in musical heaven. You have the pacey breakbeat, funky basslines and soaring discos strings/vocals that made house music so popular.

I can't help but get the feeling that the drum & bass fraternity hate on High Contrast for being successful though. This is the basic downfall of drum & bass. Why is the scene so closed? why does the scene outcast successful artists?

High Contrast makes drum & bass interesting, he makes it appeal to girls, he makes it funky and he makes it memorable. He's got me onto D&B, bearing in mind i'm a house/trance head.

The guy deserves some credit and the d&b scene should be very proud of him and his talent.
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July 4, 2007
edited over 15 years ago
When compared to most current d+b artists he seems good..But I would say that most of his material offers no lasting appeal at all. His remixes are poorly crafted..Stupidly simple workouts..adds beats and speeds up originals? Also notice the pick of commercial tracks to ensure their sale and success.
Woah ! Reality check. Generally abismal artist. Whose most accomplished work remains to be "Global love". Heavily reliant on other material and people to make "his" tunes. Definately Drum and Bass for younger audiences.
dae5id-j

dae5id-j

July 16, 2004
edited over 18 years ago
Link is gifted beyond belief - knowing little about him, it just must be pure, raw talent. who knows his level of formal musical trainiing; he's possbly one of those who have none and it just flows naturally. his style maintains the edge of techstep that I love, throws in a healthy dose of soul, a measured dash of disco and bit of everything else to come up with a sound that others can't match, let alone mimic. Link is carrying forward and updating the mantle of dnb and, for now, can do no wrong, somewhat remiscent of Bukem and the Good Looking/Looking Good era of the mid-90's. for this moment in time, Link does what Sean Booth and Rob Brown did for me and ambient (and then "idm"): creating the music I hear in my head and would create myself if I had the skills, talent, inspiration and time. it simply sounds like what I expect and want to hear at this point in the evolution of music (being one who listens to everything, all styles). cutting edge, in a phrase. God bless Link, and Sean and Rob and numerous others out there, pioneering with passion and vision. they may only know their impact on the scene through record sales and and sold out shows, but it's my daily commute to work where they have the most effect. life would be just that much harder without it, and I thank Link with abandon for doing what he does so well.

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