Unless you were living under a rock in the 90’s, you’ve heard of The Prodigy. The group from Essex, England was responsible for some of the biggest hits in electronic music during the decade, tackling a plethora of genres ranging from techno, industrial, breakbeat, big beat and electronic punk rock. Without a doubt, their most commercially successful and critically acclaimed album is The Fat of the Land. The album has sold over 10 million copies and its songs have featured in movies such as The Matrix and Charlie’s Angels–who doesn’t remember Neo first meeting Trinity, or a certain Creepy Thin Man?
Two of the biggest singles off the album have now received new coats of paint, and they are both better than I could have imagined. Noisia lends their wicked touch to The Prodigy’s most controversial song, Smack My B*tch Up. The song is heavy already, but Noisia adds a new layer of filth, modernizing the song and adding some heavy bass to turn the one-time Big Beat tune into a dubstep inferno. Canadian Bass group Zeds Dead is no slouch either, completely revamping Breathe and supplying us with a powerful dark electro banger. I absolutely love what they’ve done with this one–the Breathe remix injects life back in to a dated song and shoves it back on to the dancefloor. Pick up both remixes on Beatport now. Are you the firestarter, twisted firestarter?