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Five of the Best: The Prodigy - in memory of Keith Flint

To commemorate the untimely passing of rave legend Keith Flint - iconic frontman of The Prodigy - we've put together a list of some of our favourite and naughtiest Prodigy bangers. Speakers up to eleven.

Jimmy Coultas

Last updated: 4th Mar 2021

In tribute to the loss of one of the greatest and most iconic frontmen in alternative music, on the anniversary of his death, we've combed through The Prodigy's impressive back catalogue, revisiting five of our favourite Prodigy records in memory of rave legend - Keith Flint.

 

 


 

‘Voodoo People’

We've selected this track, not only because it appears in Hackers, one of the greatest movies ever made (subject to opinion admittedly - watch the video above), but because it's The Prodigy at their most upfront, unpretentious and rave ready, featuring snarling guitars, hefty percussion and the best use of a flute in a dance song ever. Still an anthem.

 


 

‘Smack My Bitch Up’

Controversial, infectiously brilliant – it’s the perfect Prodigy balance. An ingeniously lifted sample, the weightiest, sharpest drums and that glorious, Asian chant in the breakdown make for the ultimate big beat package.

 


 

‘Out of Space’

Turning the supremely chilled reggae hit ‘Chase The Devil’ by Max Romeo and turning it into a hyperactive, rave anthem, it’s a well worn classic that never fails to deliver the goods on the dance floor.

 


 

‘The Narcotic Suite‘

OK so technically it's three tracks, but we dare you to find a stronger closing to any album, ever, than the quick fire combo of '3 Kilos', 'Skylined' and 'Claustrophobic Sting'. Gradually building in pace and intensity throughout the 20 minutes, landing on an acid freak out that would send anyone into a frenzy.

 


 

‘Girls’

Often overlooked in The Prodigy cannon, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned is a funk meets breaks meets electro bomb that has a much lighter touch and less of the angst the band are associated with, but retains all of the fist bumping dance floor know-how they're so bloody good at.

 

 

 

Header image: Pete Dovgan