Fresh from announcing a brand new Europe-wide tour – and currently headlining many festivals throughout the summer – rave pioneers The Prodigy have just announced a new collection of remixes to celebrate 25 years of their seminal Fat Of The Land.
Dropping July 28, Fat Of The Land 25th Anniversary – Remixes is the latest in a slew of drops, dates and dispatches from the legendary Essex crew throughout 2023. Available both digitally and on limited silver vinyl, the remix collection features two already massive reboots: the Drum&BassArena Awards Best Remix winning take on Breathe by Austrian schnitzel bois Mefjus, Camo & Krooked and Andy C‘s mighty twist of Firestarter.
These two tried and tested dancefloor weapons will now be joined by two more massive reshapes as Russian roustabouts Gydra have remixed Diesel Power and Rene LaVice has taken on Mindfields. It dropped today…
The full release lands July 28 as the band continue to look back over their third game-changing studio album. Following the epoch-defining LPs The Prodigy Experience in 1992 and Music For The Jilted Generation in 1994, Fat Of The Land was the zenith of the band’s 90s dominance and prominence, capturing their energy, cross-genre fusion and political message like no other work they’d released before.
Featuring cameos from the likes of Kool Keith and Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello, Fat Of The Land debuted at number one in album charts across the globe and sold over 10 million copies. Boasting anthems such as Smack My Bitch Up, Firestarter and Breathe, Fat Of The Land was also the first release that put the late, great and sorely missed Keith Flint centre stage as the band’s frontman – a role he had already made his own during their live shows, it became more and more of an essential characteristic of The Prodigy‘s unique and hugely influential sound.
As if you needed a reminder of Keith’s unique energy, attitude and matchless vibe, here’s their iconic Walter Stern-directed video for Firestarter:
In classic vinyl-longness and 2020s weirdness times, Fat Of The Land actually turns 26 years old this Friday, June 30. Its precursor Music For The Jilted Generation will be a mindblowing 30 in July 2024.
No apologies if this makes you feel old; the very fact The Prodigy‘s music still hits so hard to this day, and is now being remixed by a new generation of artists, is testament to how culturally crucial and inspiring the rave phenomenon was throughout the 90s. And how it remains just as important and vital as an outlet and creative energy to this day.