The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One
Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One is a 1999 solo mix album by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy, it was produced for BBC Radio 1's mix show The Breezeblock. There are more than 48 tunes from many artists mixed and cut; the album came about as a result of a 1998 guest DJ appearance by Howlett on Mary Anne Hobbs's Breezeblock show on the UK radio station Radio 1, producing a similar set. In a bid to stop popular bootleg copies of the show, an official album an extended version of the Breezeblock mix, was released; the two mixes are not quite the same as permission to use certain tunes was not forthcoming for all samples. Most notable is the removal of The Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", left off The Chemical Brothers' Brothers Gonna Work It Out DJ Mix but was left on the earlier promo release Radio 1 Anti-Nazi Mix. Alternative Press - Included in AP's "10 Essential DJ-Mix Albums" - "... Dark and furious..." Muzik - Ranked #9 in Muzik's "Compilations of the Year'99" - "...as this glorious mash of styles signifies, Liam Howlett knows a thing or two about pop music....
The track sequencing is inspiring." Section 1 – 7:18 Billy Squier, "The Big Beat " Run-D. M. C. "Here We Go" - UNCREDITED Mantronix, "Who is It" - UNCREDITED Vaughan Mason & Crew, "Bounce, Skate, Roll" - UNCREDITED Rasmus, "Punk Shock" - is mislabelled as "Tonto's Release" in the CD booklet. Sugarhill Gang, "8th Wonder" - UNCREDITED Hardnoise, "Untitled" Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team, "Legba" - UNCREDITED Wiz Kid & DJ G. L. O. B. E, "Play That Beat Mr. DJ" - UNCREDITED Syl Johnson, "Different Strokes" The Chemical Brothers, "Chemical Beats" Ultramagnetic MCs, "Kool Keith Housing Things" Lightnin' Rod featuring Jalal, "Sport" La Pregunta, "Shangri La" Ultramagnetic MCs, "Give the Drummer Some" Time Zone, "Wildstyle" Section 2 – 6:44 Bomb the Bass, "Bug Powder Dust" Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, "Pump Me Up" - mislabelled as being by Grandmaster Flash Psychedelic Skratch Bastards, "Battle Breaks" - UNCREDITED The Charlatans, "How High" Melvin Bliss, "Synthetic Substitution" - UNCREDITED Darth Fader and Scarecrow Willy, "Toasted Marshmallow Feet Braxe" - UNCREDITED Afrika Bambaataa, "Looking For The Perfect Beat" - UNCREDITED Schoolly D, "P.
S. K. What Does It Mean?" - UNCREDITED Run-D. M. C. "Sucker M. C.'s" - UNCREDITED Treacherous Three, "Feel the Heartbeat" - UNCREDITED The Prodigy, "Poison" Ramsey Lewis, "The Mighty Quinn" - UNCREDITED AC/DC, "Flick Of The Switch" - UNCREDITED Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing" Tim Dog featuring KRS-One, "I Get Wrecked" Section 3 – 6:03 Babe Ruth, "The Mexican" The B-Boys, "Rock the House" The Chemical Brothers, " Breaking Up" Davy DMX, "One For The Treble" - UNCREDITED Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force, "Renegades of Funk" - UNCREDITED Incredible Bongo Band, "Apache" - UNCREDITED Word of Mouth, "King Kut" Dynamic Corvettes, "Funky Music Is the Thing" - UNCREDITED Run-D. M. C. "Peter Piper" - UNCREDITED Gaz, "Sing Sing" - UNCREDITED Uncle Louie, "I Like Funky Music" - UNCREDITED Run-D. M. C. "Jam Master Jay" - UNCREDITEDSection 4 – 7:52 DJ Mink, "Hey! Hey! Can You Relate" The KLF, "What Time Is Love?" Frankie Bones, "Funky Acid Makossa" Frankie Bones, "Shafted Off" Frankie Bones, "And the Break Goes Again" Meat Beat Manifesto, "Radio Babylon" Marley Marl and MC Shan, "Marley Marl Scratch" - UNCREDITED Kool & The Gang, "Music Is The Message" - UNCREDITED Herbie Hancock, "Rockit" The Prodigy, "Smack My Bitch Up" - UNCREDITED Public Enemy, ¨Public Enemy No. 1" The 45 King, "900 Number" The Prodigy, "Molotov Bitch" - UNCREDITED Propellerheads, "Spybreak!"
Beastie Boys, "The New Style" Section 5 – 4:57 Mix Master Mike, "Eardrum Medicine" - UNCREDITED DJ Swamp, "Skip Proof Guitar Tone 1" - UNCREDITED Sex Pistols, "New York" Fatboy Slim, "Punk to Funk" Medicine, "I'm Sick" Section 6 – 5:48 Grand Mixer DXT, "The Home of Hip Hop" JVC Force, "Strong Island" Primal Scream, "Kowalski" Beastie Boys, "Time to Get Ill" Barry White, "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" All The People featuring Robert Moore, "Cramp Your Style" - UNCREDITED Fred Wesley & The J. B.'s, "Blow Your Head" Dimples D, "Sucker DJ's" - UNCREDITED T La Rock, "Breaking Bells" Section 7 – 3:59 LL Cool J, "Get Down" Digital Underground, "The Humpty Dance" Uptown, "Dope on Plastic" Coldcut, "Beats and Pieces" The Wild Magnolias, "Soul, Soul" - UNCREDITEDSection 8 – 8:40 London Funk Allstars, "Sure Shot" West Street Mob, "Break Dance – Electric Boogie" T La Rock, "Breakdown" - UNCREDITED The Shadows, "Apache" - UNCREDITED Trouble Funk, "Percussion Solos" - UNCREDITED Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three, "Love Rap" - UNCREDITED Hijack, "Doomsday of Rap" Public Enemy, "Countdown to Armageddon" - UNCREDITED James Brown, "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing" - UNCREDITED Renegade Soundwave, "Ozone Breakdown" The Beginning of the End, "Funky Nassau" The Jimmy Castor Bunch, "It's Just Begun"
The Day Is My Enemy
The Day Is My Enemy is the sixth studio album by English electronic music group The Prodigy. It was released on 30 March 2015 by record labels Take Me to the Hospital/Cooking Vinyl in the UK and Three Six Zero Music/Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Recorded across a timespan of six years, the album marks the first time that band members Maxim and Keith Flint have been involved in the songwriting process; the album title is a reference to the Cole Porter song "All Through the Night", in particular its lyrics "the day is my enemy, the night my friend", although it is the Ella Fitzgerald version that first inspired the title track. Due to a general lack of interest in albums and the time spent in making them, The Day Is My Enemy was speculated by the band to be their last album as they would shift towards releasing EPs, however the band would sign a worldwide record publishing deal with BMG Rights Management in September 2017, released a follow-up album No Tourists, in 2018; the first known existence of new material from The Prodigy came in 2011 when the band debuted new tracks at their live performances.
The first two of these tracks were "A. W. O. L." and "Dogbite", with 2012 yielding a new track called "Jetfighter". Liam Howlett had reaffirmed that the new album would be "darker" in contrast to their previous releases. On 3 May 2012, the tentative album title was revealed as. On 2 July 2014, The Prodigy announced; the second working title of the album was Rebel Radio. Howlett explained that this was because he had a hard time imagining it working as an album title, instead settled on making that the title of one of the album tracks; the album was written and recorded while on tour, in various hotel rooms around the world, on flights, at The Prodigy's private studio at Tileyard Studios as well as mixed at SARM. Howlett found; the entire recording process took six years taking in a number of studios and a few restarts to establish that "angry, energetic sound". Unlike previous efforts The Day Is My Enemy became a band-album where Flint and Maxim worked in tandem with Howlett; this created a degree of friction although Flint noted that "four years ago we sat down and talked about where the next album was gonna go, we knew we had to bust out the most ‘band’ album we could create".
The album's title track was the last track to be produced for the album. In an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music, Howlett mentioned that the idea of the track came about when one of his friends, Olly Burden, had presented Howlett with a guitar riff he had made, which would serve as the main basis for the track. Howlett got an idea for a track and asked for the riff's use during the production, with him finding the results good enough to serve as an album opener; the track includes additional drumming performance provided by the Switzerland-based drum corps, Top Secret Drum Corps. The song "Ibiza" is a critique of the superstar DJ culture. Howlett explained that "we did a gig in Ibiza, 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"; the first single, "Nasty", was announced on the band's Instagram and Facebook pages on 29 December 2014.
A music video was released on 12 January 2015, which prominently featured the fox from the album cover. On 26 January 2015 the band released the official audio for the title track "The Day Is My Enemy" on their official YouTube channel and as a digital downloadable promotional single; the official music video for the third single, "Wild Frontier", was released on 23 February 2015. The music video was directed by the Dutch filmmaker Mascha Halberstad and animator Elmer Kaan."Wall of Death" was released on 16 March 2015 as a promotional single, accompanied by a lyric video. UK Retailer HMV announced during the week leading up to the album's release that they would stock an exclusive EP alongside the album which would consist of remixes of "Nasty" and "Wild Frontier". Ibiza was released as the album's third single on 23 March 2015, with Rhythm Bomb being released a promotional single on 25 March 2015. Get Your Fight On was released as a promotional single on 26 March 2015. Ibiza's music video was uploaded to The Prodigy's YouTube channel on 20 April 2015.
During the evening of 3 April 2015, the band projected images of the album cover across several landmarks in London as a form of Guerrilla marketing. The cover was projected onto the Battersea Power Station, the London Underground station at Shoreditch High Street and on the Houses of Parliament, with the projections garnering a relative amount of authority attention; the band posted photos and videos of the event on their Facebook and Instagram pages, with a hashtag that referenced the band's track "Their Law" from Music for the Jilted Generation. The Day Is My Enemy was released on 30 March 2015 by record labels Take Me to the Hospital/Cooking Vinyl in the UK and Three Six Zero Music/Warner Bros. Records in the United States. In contrast to their two previous albums, critical response to The Day Is My Enemy, it has an aggregate score of 67 out of 100 on Metacritic, indicating favorable reviews. Kerrang! awarded the album their highest rating, describing it as "simultaneously galvanised by both a thrilling creative resurgence and the social unrest that comes when people are cocooned by a culture of fear", called it the most exciting and angrily British album of the year.
NME thought of the tracks as b
Keith Charles Flint was an English vocalist and motorcycle racer. He was a founding member of the electronic dance act The Prodigy. Starting out as a dancer, he became the frontman of the group and performed on the group's two UK number one singles, "Firestarter" and "Breathe" both released in 1996, he was the lead singer of his own band, Flint. He owned a motorcycle racing team, Team Traction Control, which won three Isle of Man TT races in 2015 and competed in the British Supersport Championship. Flint was born in Redbridge, London, to Clive and Yvonne Flint, on 17 September 1969. Clive Flint worked as an engineering consultant. Keith Flint was raised in East London but in the mid-1970s his parents moved out to a quiet suburban cul-de-sac in Springfield, Essex, his childhood was described as unhappy and he feuded with his parents, who parted when he was young. He moved to Braintree after leaving school. Flint was described as being a "bright boy with dyslexia" and was disruptive in class, he was expelled from school at the age of 15.
Flint worked as a roofer and enthusiastically embraced the acid house scene of the late 1980s. Musically, Flint was a childhood fan of the Jam and in the late 1980s he listened to bands like Siouxsie and the Banshees. Flint met DJ Liam Howlett at local rave club the Barn in Braintree and said he liked Howlett's taste in music. After receiving a mixtape from Howlett, Flint came back with great enthusiasm, insisting that Howlett should be playing his tracks up on stage and that Flint, along with friend Leeroy Thornhill, would dance to them. Flint and Thornhill were joined by MC Maxim Reality and became a successful electronic dance act called the Prodigy. In 1996, just prior to the release of the Prodigy’s third album, Flint moved from being a dancer for the group to being its frontman when he performed vocals on the hit single "Firestarter", the accompanying video showcasing Flint's new and soon-to-be iconic punk look; this trend continued with the next Prodigy single "Breathe", on which Flint sang lead vocals, with Maxim backing him up.
The 1997 album The Fat of the Land featured Flint's vocal contributions to several tracks, namely "Breathe", "Serial Thrilla", "Fuel My Fire" and "Firestarter". In 2002, the single "Baby's Got a Temper" was released. Flint did not perform vocals on the next Prodigy album, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, although he did appear on the "Hotride – El Batori Mix", on the "Hotride" single; the Prodigy album Invaders Must Die was released on 23 February 2009 and featured vocals by Flint on multiple tracks. Flint released a single titled "War" with dubstep artist Caspa in 2012. Flint experimented with solo projects, including his punk rock bands Flint and Clever Brains Fryin'. Flint's debut album, Device #1, was cancelled before its release, leaving "Aim4" as their only single to be commercially released. Flint was a keen motorcyclist, he rode 2,400 km from England to southern Spain to attend the 2007 Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix and raced in club competitions. He rode with Lee Thompson of the band Madness.
He had his own motorcycle team, Team Traction Control, which competed in the British Supersport Championship as part of the British Superbike Championship. In 2015 Team Traction Control machines won two Isle of Man TT races, ridden by Ian Hutchinson. Flint dated television presenter Gail Porter. In 2006, Flint married Japanese DJ Mayumi Kai; the couple were reported to be separated at the time of Flint's death. Flint had a tattoo across his stomach of the word "Inflicted", a reference to a lyric in Firestarter. Flint was notoriously difficult on transatlantic flights. Prior to his marriage Flint suffered from an addiction to prescription painkillers. Flint kept fit by practising jiu-jitsu. In 2014, he bought and renovated the Leather Bottle pub in Pleshey and became a popular landlord. Flint kept a jar in which customers were required to put a pound if they made a "firestarter" joke as he lit the pub's fire, he ended his connection with the pub without explanation in 2017. Flint lived in a listed Tudor manor house near Essex.
He had a small flat track in his back garden. Flint was an enthusiastic twitcher, he kept several dogs and horses at his home. Flint's final public performance with the Prodigy was on 5 February 2019 at the Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. On Saturday 2 March 2019, Flint took part in the Chelmsford Parkrun, for the third consecutive week, in which he achieved his personal best time. On 4 March 2019, just after 8:10 am, Essex Police were called to Flint's home in North End, near Great Dunmow, Essex, in response to concerns for his welfare. Flint was pronounced dead at the scene and the police did not treat the death as suspicious, it was confirmed at an inquest into his death, that he had died as a result of hanging. The coroner adjourned the inquest until 23 July for a full hearing; that day, bandmate Liam Howlett stated in an Instagram post that Flint had taken his own life. The official band website went black with an announcement of his death and the Prodigy announced that they had cancelled all forthcoming shows.
It was revealed by Emily Eavis that this included a booking at the 2019 Glastonbury Festival. The next scheduled Prodigy performance was to be the Estéreo Picnic Festival on 6 April 2019 in Bogotá, Colombia. Following his death, many musical artists and music industry figure
Invaders Must Die
Invaders Must Die is the fifth studio album by English electronic dance music group The Prodigy. The album was released on 23 February 2009 on the band's new record label Take Me to the Hospital, was distributed by Cooking Vinyl; the album was a commercial success, faring better than Never Outgunned. In contrast to the commercial performance, critical reaction to the album was mixed, it has spawned four singles, including the title track, "Omen", "Warrior's Dance", "Take Me to the Hospital". Recording began in February 2006, shortly after the release of Their Law: The Singles 1990–2005, ended in November 2008; some of the songs recorded for the album, such as the synthesizer-led "Colours" were written before the release of the group's fourth album, early versions were showcased in live performances. Liam Howlett conceived the album musical direction as a mashup of their previous albums; the new album was set to be released in summer 2007, but when the album's release date was postponed to the "first quarter of next year," the band had conceived over 25 ideas while completing production on certain tracks and writing lyrics.
Howlett revealed in an April 2008 interview that he had three more months of work left for the new album. He said that he has a working album title and song titles, but was not ready to publicly announce them until these details were released through The Prodigy's official newsletter on 4 November; this announcement stated that the album would be a return to their "old-school but cutting edge" roots, would feature collaborations with Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Them Crooked Vultures, Nirvana, James Rushent of Does It Offend You, Yeah?, but would not feature any guest vocals. Invaders Must Die's title track is the album's opening track, its lyrics include the name of the group on the line "We are The Prodigy." The song is featured in many films and game trailers such as the film Kick-Ass and the Duke Nukem Forever game trailer. "Omen" has a similar tempo, both tracks were co-produced by James Rushent. "Thunder" recreates elements from Trevor Joe's "Ethiopian Peace Song", while "Colours" is one of the first songs written by the band."Take Me to the Hospital"'s music video was The Prodigy's first to be released on the Vidzone application.
The promotional film was filmed onto VHS rather than digital recording equipment to obtain an old school 1990s look. The track samples "Salami Fever" by Pepe Deluxé and "Ragamuffin Duo Take Charge" by Asher D & Daddy Freddy, the name of the song comes from the record label of the same name. "Warrior's Dance" is one of the most progressive tracks on the album. The song samples "Final Cut", a song featuring Bridget Grace. A festival of the same name was curated by the group, took place at Milton Keynes."Run With the Wolves", featuring Dave Grohl on drums, contains a sample of "So Refined" by Senser. This song was featured in the 2011 film Hall Pass. There was a contest to make a music video for the song, the winning entry was posted on 15 February 2010. After a "reprise" of "Omen", "World's on Fire" follows; this song samples "Vamp" composed by Outlander. "Piranha" samples "Troubled Mind" by The Buff Medways and "Sara Zamana" by Kishore Kumar and Chorus, while "Stand Up", the only instrumental track on the album, samples "One Way Glass" from Manfred Mann Chapter Three.
This song, along with "Omen", is featured in the 2010 film Kick-Ass, both are included on the soundtrack release of the album. Invaders Must Die was chosen as the lead single from the album of the same name, was released from the band's website as a free digital download on 26 November 2008; the download was announced in a newsletter sent to fans on 24 November, first aired on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show as the'Hottest Record in the World' of the same day it was released. Although it was not released as a commercial single, the song peaked at No. 49 in the UK Singles Chart,"Omen" debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart during the week of 25 February 2009, peaked at No. 4 in the UK. In Australia, the song debuted at #83; the single that followed, "Warrior's Dance", was released on 11 May 2009. The digital version of the single was released on 17 April 2009 in Australia as an iTunes exclusive, while the "Edit" version with none of the remixes is available; when released there, the song was titled incorrectly and the download was a song from the band Placebo.
Three downloadable remixes of "Warrior's Dance" were sold via the group's website, while an extra remix was exclusive to iTunes. The song peaked at No. 9 on the UK Singles Chart."Take Me to the Hospital", released on 31 August 2009, was the final commercially released single from the album. It was remixed six times, with the "Wreckage" mix being a collaboration with Josh Homme; the song topped the UK Dance Chart. Invaders Must Die was released as a CD, CD/DVD set, double-vinyl, digital download and a luxury-like 7-inch vinyl box set that includes five 7-inches, CD/DVD, bonus CD, poster and stencils. To coincide with the release of the album, the band embarked on a nine date UK arena tour, with support from Dizzee Rascal, Herve and DJ Kissy Sell Out; the "Warrior's Dance" video aired on Channel 4 on 28 March at 12:00 am. As with Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, initial critical response to Invaders Must Die was mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the
Experience (The Prodigy album)
Experience is the debut studio album by English electronic music group The Prodigy. It was first released on 28 September 1992 by XL Recordings in the United Kingdom and by Elektra Records in the United States. Apart from Liam Howlett -, the sole composer - of the additional three members at that time, only Maxim Reality contributed to the album, performing the vocals on the last track. A wide variety of artists in the breakbeat hardcore scene in the early 1990s are given respect and namechecked in the sleeve notes of the album, including SL2, Carl Cox, Tim Westwood and Aphex Twin. Experience peaked at No. 12 in the UK Albums Chart. On 19 June 2001, an expanded edition of the album was released in the United States, featuring a bonus disc of remixes and B-sides, it was released in the United Kingdom seven years on 4 August 2008 as Experience: Expanded, with a gold cover and two extra tracks. Experience received positive reviews upon its release. AllMusic gave the album 5 out of 5 stars, saying that it "shows the Prodigy near the peak of their game from the get go" and stating that "almost every song sounds like a potential chart topper".
Tom Ewing of Freaky Trigger commended the album as "four-minute-warnings, hyperactive ravey blasts which boasted genuine irreverence rather than learned attitude."Moby credited Experience with changing his perception about dance albums. They were singles collections, what I didn't want to do," and noted that Experience "impressed me because they'd managed to create a full listening experience which encompassed various styles; this was the kind of vision I had for my debut album." All tracks written by Liam Howlett. Liam Howlett – production, synthesizers, programming, engineering Maxim Reality – vocals on "Death of the Prodigy Dancers" Simone – vocals on "Music Reach", "Ruff in the Jungle Bizness" and "Rip Up the Sound System" Alex Garland – artwork Mike Champion – management Experience at Discogs
What Evil Lurks
What Evil Lurks is an EP by English band The Prodigy. The 12" vinyl record was released in a limited number in February 1991; the title track sampled the introduction to the 1930s American radio show about adventure hero The Shadow, "What evil lurks in the heart of men?"The four songs were part of the 10-track demo Liam Howlett sent to XL Recordings when he was attempting to obtain a record deal. Before "What Evil Lurks" had released, "Android" got an early release in November 1990 and it was released on the expanded version of Experience; the original version of "Everybody in the Place" is featured on the record and is different from the eventual "Fairground Version" on the single with the same name. The EP was re-issued in a limited edition on 27 September 2004, to celebrate the 15th anniversary of XL Recordings. In the Netherlands "Android" was at that time the floorfiller, so local version had it as an a-side with "Everybody In The Place" while "What Evil Lurks" and "We Gonna Rock" were both b-side.
All tracks written by Liam Howlett. Allmusic entry Discogs entry
Leeroy Thornhill is a British electronic music artist and a rave dancer and keyboardist for the British electronic group the Prodigy. Thornhill's live performances throughout the 90s included his unique style of shuffling, he has recorded under the names Longman, LT and Flightcrank. Thornhill was born in Barking but raised in Rayne near Braintree in Essex, grew up as a football and James Brown fan, he joined the Prodigy along with Keith Flint and Maxim Reality after they met Liam Howlett at a local rave club. Both were dancers for the band's live show. Thornhill's height is 6-foot 7 inches, a whole foot taller than Flint, 5-foot 7 inches. In 2000, Thornhill left the band and went on to record various solo EPs under the names "Longman" and "Flightcrank", however these projects never saw any substantial success, he now is still in touch with the Prodigy. During the Prodigy's "Their Law" tour Thornhill was the DJ support act at several venues, he works as a regular DJ. He remixed tracks for other artists, such as the Italian Subsonica's "Nuvole Rapide".
Thornhill had worked with Hyper. He appeared at the V Festival in 2007 in Essex, his latest project is the creation of nu skool breaks record label Electric Tastebuds. He has signed breakbeat group The Wrongstar Society to the label. In October 2008, a music video was created for "Everything U Need", a track by Thornhill's Smash Hi-Fi project; the video was directed by Bleeding Apple. Although he did not contribute musically to the Prodigy he appeared in every music video during his time in the band as a dancer. Music Videos"Charly" "Everybody in the Place" "Fire" "Out of Space" "Wind It Up" "One Love" "No Good" "Voodoo People" "Poison" "Firestarter" "Breathe" Video AlbumsElectronic Punks Singles & EPs Lowrise EP 12" The Longman EP 12" Flightcrank EP CD Ltd & 2x7" Ltd Inside Out / Outside In 10", Ltd Amazing CD & 12 What U Need CD & 12" Wait for Me / Breaking Out Digital Download The Calling / Vibrations Digital Download