If you were born before the Millennium happened, preferably in the late 70s of early 80s, there was a band that might have dominated your youth. That band I'm talking about, is obviously the greatest Breakbeat/Rave band in the world, The Prodigy. If you are too young to remember who they are, or never heard of them, don't worry: it's never too late to catch up on our precious history. The Prodigy has to be the biggest band in the whole world. RIP Keith. May he rest in piece, and rave forever!
They have made history. They are part of our raving community. And yes, they might have gone a different path over the years, the early years of The Prodigy are still remembered as the golden years. Their first two albums were extremely well received, and if you are not aware of which albums I'm talking about: Experience, and Music For The Jilted Generation. They did release many albums after, but personally these first two albums remain the best.
We can talk about their history and their impact on the raving scene for hours, but we shouldn't. This is a blog, and not Wikipedia. I would urge anyone who is interested in the history to visit Wikipedia, or other pages. There's plenty of information to be found online. Let us focus on this mix, made by Tony D.
This is a good mix, it focusses on the early years of The Prodigy. He tried to mix all the records in order of release, but he made a small error. Would I be bothered about that? Not really, I cannot be fucked. Why? Because I'm not. I'm more focussed on the music, and the records he has selected are truly masterpieces. I base my judgement on my personal experience with The Prodigy, and the records I owned. This doesn't include the records Tony D used: he used a few versions of records I've not come across before. Obviously he had the biggest hits in here, but also a few 'originals' and other versions. Worth checking out.
Here's the tracklist. Don't slobber all over your keyboard of mobile device. Make sure you've got tissues at hand.
The Prodigy - Android
The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place
The Prodigy - What Evil Lurks
The Prodigy - We Gonna Rock
The Prodigy - Charly (Original)
The Prodigy - Your Love
The Prodigy - Pandemonium
The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (Fairground Mix)
The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (Dancehall Version)
The Prodigy - Charly (Alley Cat Remix)
The Prodigy - Rip Up The Sound System
The Prodigy - Crazy Man
The Prodigy - G Force Part 1 (Energy Flow)
The Prodigy - Fire (Burning Version)
The Prodigy - Fire (Sunrise Version)
The Prodigy - Jericho (Genaside 2 Remix)
The Prodigy - Jericho (Original Mix)
The Prodigy - Music Reach 1234
The Prodigy - Wind It Up
The Prodigy - Your Love (Remix)
The Prodigy - Hyperspeed (G Force Part 2)
The Prodigy - Charly (Trip Into Drum And Bass Version)
The Prodigy - Out Of Space
The Prodigy - Everybody In The Place (155 & Rising)
The Prodigy - Weather Experience
The Prodigy - Ruff In The Jungle Bizness
The Prodigy - Death Of The Prodigy Dancers (Live)
The Prodigy - Out Of Space (Techno Underworld Mix)
The Prodigy - Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix)
The Prodigy - Wind It Up (Rewound)
The Prodigy - We Are The Ruffest
The Prodigy - Weather Experience (Top Buzz Remix)
I do have to give Tony D credit for making this mix. It's really nice to hear all these Prodigy songs, in every shape and form available. As you already know, I am a Prodigy fan, and I love to hear anything they made in the 90s, and in this mix a few version have been added I've not heard before, or not hear that often. That's always a bonus.
So many great anthems, so many great memories. The Prodigy's impact on the scene has been tremendous, and they still keep on pushing it forward. Groundbreaking at the time, innovators of our beloved rave culture. They have made some of the most memorable anthems over the years, and as controversial as they were (like 'Smack My Bitch Up'), they are still in our minds. You cannot listen to a radio station in 2020 and NOT hear a Prodigy record at least once a day. From an underground group to the biggest act in the whole world.
Over the years I have started to love their anthems even more, and it's difficult to pick one epic anthem. Yes, 'Charly' was the anthem when I heard them for the first time in the 90s, but my preference has changed. I have to say that 'Weather Experience' and 'Hyperspeed' have been on my favourite Prodigy list, both at number 1 and number 2.
Tony D's mix and the concept behind it is really interesting. Sadly at certain moments not mixed together beautifully. A few errors here and there. If he tweaks those errors, the mix would have been flawless and highly enjoyable. It still is, but nowhere near perfection.
Check out this mix and you can also download this for free!
DJ: Tony D
Genre/Style: Rave, Breakbeat, Oldskool
Mix Info: The Prodigy 1991 - 1993
Length Mix: 01:19:52
Tracks: 32 (thirty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 202.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
More Information: The Prodigy - Official Website