The Prodigy Calls Out Pre-Recorded Sets
After almost six years, The Prodigy has returned with their first single, “Nasty,” off their forthcoming album The Day Is My Enemy. Originally reigning from the early rave scene, The Prodigy has 25 years of experience on their side when it comes to weighing in on dance music. Their single “Nasty,” due to be released February 9th, demonstrates their willingness to push forward in a scene that many claim to be in a standstill.
In an interview with The Guardian, the trio spoke out about how EDM producers are too safe and lazy in the current scene. They reference a gig in Ibiza, Spain, where certain DJs used USB sticks that contain their entire set:
“I’m not a great fan of the place, but it isn’t an attack on the island, 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. I can’t name names, but our lighting guy pulled out a CD, and said this is blah blah blah’s set, and I’m like, ‘What do you mean?’”
The Prodigy has stood as a revolutionary band in the electronic world as a result of their innovative impact on the industry over the span of over two decades. They’ve seen the culture grow and develop, and now they’re witnessing the credibility of EDM collapse:
“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....We’re from the proper rave scene, and it needs life breathing into it, but we’re not here to save anything. Fuck that! We’re here to wipe it out."
You can read the full interview with The Prodigy here.
The Day Is My Enemy is scheduled to be released March 30th, 2015.
[H/T: The Guardian]
Cover photo via Diffuser.FM