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After winning arguably the biggest prize in dance music, any club DJ might be forgiven for going on the sort of Dionysian rampage that would leave Keith Richards begging for mercy. Not High Contrast.

Known to his friends as Lincoln Barrett, the drum ‘n’ bass producer’s response to winning the BBC’s Essential Mix of the Year in December last year — the accolade bestowed by star DJ Pete Tong on his Essential Mix radio show — was typically low-key.

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