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The Prodigy – “Nasty” Video

Back in the late ’90s, the Prodigy managed the difficult task of translating the new and alien sounds of rave music into thundering stadium spectacle that we dumb American kids could understand. I saw them seven or eight years ago, the last time they were trying to sell that spectacle to Americans, and they were… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015 - 3:48 pm

The Prodigy – “Firestarter (Death Grips Remix)”

It’s nice when groups connect the aesthetic dots for us. This afternoon, noise-rap troublemakers Death Grips posted a hectic, disorienting remix of “Firestarter,” the feral techno-rock song that was a massive hit for rave popularizers the Prodigy in 1996. And now that I think about it, the Keith Flint mouth-foaming and Liam Howlett steamroller productio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 4:05 pm

The Prodigy – “Smack My Bitch Up (Major Lazer Remix)”

Next month, XL will reissue the Prodigy’s The Fat Of The Land, a release that will be couple with an EP of remixes and extras. Today, Major Lazer dropped their buzzing take on “Smack My Bitch Up” and you can hear that below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 19, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather in Glastonbury history. In return, the impressive lineup — featuring headliners Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young, and memorable sets from Blur, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Lily Allen, Spinal Tap, etc. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am

Electronica Is Dead

Well, that’s what we’re led to believe by XLR8R in the article “Entertain Us: The State of Electronica.” The piece begins with Moby explaining his reason for discontinuing stadium-sized touring in favor of spinning in smaller clubs.

“At some point during the Hotel or 18 tours, I came to the realization that I wa… More »

By: brandon / May 1, 2008 - 5:44 pm

OldStand: Spin, April 1993 – A-Z Of Alternative Culture

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to look like.

Spin’s 8th Anniversary Issue gets off to a hot start, with Evan Dando (doing his best Anthony Kiedis impression) lip-locked with Adrienne Shelly. The mercurial (read: so-crazy-he’s-boring)… More »

By: Stereogum / January 21, 2008 - 6:22 pm