The first time I heard this mystery record it was as the soundtrack to the white horses Guinness advert, probably the best advert ever made. My jaw just dropped straight to the floor and it took at least five minutes to get my breath back. Even now I still get those feelings whenever I'm queueing it into my set. When I found out it was the work of Leftfield I just felt even more amazed that one of the most original set of producers around had done it again.
Leftfield have constantly maintained a strong identity in everything they have produced. For those of you who don't watch the TV, 'Phatt Planet' can only be described as a rumbling beat that kicks, pulses and slaps it's way along. Using breakbeats it edges you closer and closer to the groove with distorted vocals, obscure strings and more indescribable sounds twisting in and out. It is truly another original Leftfield creation.
It is going to be very hard to wait for the eagerly awaited long player and the forthcoming Afrika Bambaattaa collaboration, but as with The Phantom Menace, we are just going to have to learn to sit tight.
5 (out of 5 - "Absolutely Essential")
review by 'Huggy Burger Queen' (nicked from 'Seven', dated May 1999)