The Prodigy Take Aim at “Mindless” Fake DJs and More in New Interview
You can always count on rave trailblazers The Prodigy to deliver an incendiary interview, and now Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim have given the UK’s Guardian newspaper some classic fighting words. The group met the Guardian on the promo trail for its new album, The Day Is My Enemy, which has been six years in the making. Beginning with lead single “Nasty,” the trio is preparing us for a “violent” LP to drop on March 30, 2015.
As The Prodigy tell it, The Day Is My Enemy is a raw, angry antidote to dance music’s current status quo. “Producers are too safe, they rely on being retro,” Howlett quips to the Guardian‘s interviewer Ian McQuaid. “It’s fucking bollocks. There’s no pushing forward any more.” To which Maxim adds, “The dance scene has flatlined and we’re the spike.”
One track on the album, “Ibiza,” is aimed squarely at superstar DJs, with Sleaford Mods’ Jason Williamson delivering the venom. As Howlett puts it in no uncertain terms: “It’s an attack on these mindless fucking jokers that arrive in their Learjets, pull a USB stick out of their pockets, plug it in and wave their hands in the air to a pre-programmed mix…Maybe I’m an angry person, but I was infuriated by this laziness. What’s all that shit about? You can’t build a scene around that, it’s never going to last or be credible.” There’s many more soundbites just like that – head to the Guardian to read the full interview.