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February 25, 2009
“It’s hard to imagine many better records being release this year.” - London Lite, 5/5, 16th February 2009
“It is, quite simply, the big, brilliant, dumb rave album we have secretly want them to make for the past ten years.” - The Times, 4/5, 20th February 2009
“Seeing as your our generation’s probably never felt more jilted, we need The Prodigy.” - Loud and Quiet, 8/10 February 2009
“There’s still plenty of life left in the UK’s most influential rave beast.” - IDJ 10/10, March 2009
“What Howlett has done is perfect a sort of nostalgic futurism, a prism through which we can access those pleasures we’ve already enjoyed and look forward to those we don’t know about yet.” - Word – March 2009
“It’s great to have them back.” – Mixmag, 4/5, March 2009
“These party monsters and pop annihilators are still havin’ it, then – and making everyone want some too.” - Metro, 23rd February 2009
“A luminous trouser wearing, get off your face rave mash up of a long player.” - Look, 4/5, 23rd February 2009
“The twisted firestarters, red hot and raving again.” - The Observer 22nd February 2009
“You suspect that even Prodigy mainstay Liam Howlett wasn’t expecting his group to make another album as good as this.” - The Times, Playlist, 21st February 2009
“The Prodigy do what The Prodigy do, and have always done best: making stooped dance music to do your nut in.” - NME, 7/10, 21st February 2009
“This is a fully cohesive collection of turbo-chafed, old-skool rave-inspired anthems that fulfils their obvious mission statement: we ain’t finished yet.” - Zoo, 4/5, 20th February 2009
“A suitably lacerating mix for the most pulverising, pummelling and pleasuring rockers in the land.” - Daily Mirror, 4/5, 20th February 2009
“Few could contest there’s life in the old ravers yet.” - Shortlist, 19th February 2009
“As stupidly cool and relevant as their former glories.” - Mizz, 5/5 19th February 2009
“Will have everyone feeling young and angry again plus win the band a new generation of fans.” - News of The World, 4/5, 22nd February 2009
“Essex rave-rockers snap back into life. The Prodigy have rained down fire on the moronic nu-rave scene that’s sprung up in their wake.” - Kerrang!, 4/5, 21st February 2009
“The Prodge recapture some former hardcore rave glories.” - Record Collector March 2009
“As incendiary as ever.” - Harper’s Bazaar March 2009
“The Prodigy are back and they are here to dig up your dancing soul. Lock up EVERYTHING” - Clash - February 2009
“As devastating as you could hope for” - Mixmag – February 2009
“No other band has the crossover appeal of The Prodigy” - Kerrang – 3rd January 2009
“A fine, beat-blasting return.” - Kerrang! 3rd January 2009
“A frantic mash-up of breaks, rave and rock power all delivered in with the punk attitude that we know and love them for.” – DJ – January 2009
“The Prodigy are back! And boy is it a welcome return.” - IDJ – January 2009
“The Prodigy haven’t changed – they’ve just added enough new cusses to run up a national debt at the swear box.” **** – The Guardian - 16th December 2008 (Live Review)
“Brutal, skilful, faster, harder and more alive than ever before – the prodigal sons returned in style.” – Daily Star – 13th December 2008 (Live Review)
“Savage breakbeats, guitar hooks and plenty of swagger. It sounds like the second coming of the Jilted Generation.” - Metro – 12th December 2008
“The Prodigy are back to their best.” **** - The Daily Telegraph – 11th December 2008 (Live Review)
“The Prodigy can fairly be described as the techno equivalent of U2 or Oasis.” **** - The Independent (Live Review)
“They’re baaack! The masters of the dance-rock hybrid are about to show us who the real daddies of the genre are!” - Kerrang! – 6th December 2008
“11 tracks of rock-infused dance mayhem which might just remove your head cleanly from your shoulders.” - Kerrang! – 8th November 2008
February 23, 2009
Now, on “Invaders Must Die”, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim all feature on the album, which is the first time since the release of “Fat Of The Land” in 1997. The result is back to their bone shaking best, a collision of old skool rave noise with the stratospheric limits of new technology. Guests include Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and includes the single "Omen". The album is available in two formats -- Regular CD and CD with Bonus DVD edition.
February 22, 2009
February 20, 2009
To Love Again (originally popularized by Sharon Cuneta)
Can’t We Start Over Again (originally popularized by Jose Mari Chan)
I Need You Back (originally popularized by Raymond Lauchengco)
Give Me A Chance (originally popularized by Ric Segreto)
I’ll Always Stay In Love This Way (originally popularized Baron Barbers)
Maybe (originally popularized by Neocolours)
Smile In Your Heart (originally popularized by Jam Morales)
You (originally popularized by Basil Valdez)
A Friend (originally popularized by Keno)
Everyday (originally popularized by Agot Isidro)
A Friend Of Mine (originally popularized by Odette Quesada)
Got To Let You Know (originally popularized by Tito Mina)
Let The Pain Remain (originally popularized by Basil Valdez)
Can Find No Reason (originally popularized by Louie Heredia)
Hold On (originally popularized by Side A)
Special Memory (originally popularized by Iwi Laurel)
After selling 16 Million albums worldwide, The Prodigy is set to release their brand new studio album "Invaders Must Die".
Here, Liam, Keith and Maxim talk about what sets them apart, what has always been their philosophy, and of course, what to expect from their "banging" new record.
The Prodigy album "Invaders Must Die" is being released and distributed in the Philippines by Universal Records under license from Cooking Vinyl Records UK. All rights reserved.
February 18, 2009
It’s easy to forget that not only have The Prodigy given us some of the greatest hits of the rave era and beyond with “Outer Space”, “Everybody In the Place”, “Charley Says”, “Firestarter” , "Breathe" and “Smack My Bitch Up”, they also gave a face to rave and to the rest of us donated the whole idea of selling a credible, uncompromising dance music album with the personality and punk panache of a rock artist – and sold 16 million albums in the process. Now, on “Invaders Must Die”, Liam Howlett, Keith Flint and Maxim all feature on the album, which is the first time since the release of “Fat Of The Land” in 1997. The result is back to their bone shaking best, a collision of old skool rave noise with the stratospheric limits of new technology. Guests include Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Does It Offend You, Yeah?'s James Rushent. "Omen" is the first single.
February 17, 2009
February 10, 2009
Click the video above to hear three songs from Jed Madela's brand new album "Songs Rediscovered 2: The Ultimate OPM Playlist".
- A Friend
- Give Me A Chance
- I Need You Back
Album out now!
February 3, 2009
The music video had a "world premiere" on SOP today (February 1st) with Marian performing her hit live while the music video was being shown. Aside from "Sabay Sabay Tayo", "Marian Rivera Retro Crazy" contains dance medleys of some of the biggest retro dance hits like "Rico Mambo", "Body Dancer", "Name Game", "How Gee", "Whip It", "Rock Lobster", "Supersonic", "Sha La La", "628", "Don't Cry", "A Night To Remember", "Always", "Swiss Boy", "Let's Go", "We Are Family", "Chocolate" and many more.
The band put out a free download as a taster of what’s to come. This was a huge success and was hailed as the Hottest record in the world by Zane Lowe (Radio 1). On www.theprodigy.com the download and accompanying video stream received in excess of 1 million plays globally in the first 5 days and a further 350,000+ streams in the following week.
The new Prodigy album "Invaders Must Die" (released 23rd February) is 40 minutes of having your head battered by future nostalgia, serotonin levels twisted by feel-good horrorcore and your synapses snapped by whiplash attitude. It's the sound of The Prodigy mixing up genres, contorting the past and rewiring the future, ram-raiding through the tranquility of music's status quo like a blot on the landscape of England's dreaming.
"Invaders Must Die" is the unique sound of The Prodigy, still trespassing after all these years, walking the path they've created for themselves. And with that free party attitude still breaking and entering where other's can only dream of following.