Rave’s bad boys are back and better than ever. In Issue 27 The Prodigy talk about the trials and tribulations that led to them to go their separate ways, eventually reuniting and releasing their best album to date, Invaders Must Die. What were the band’s troubles all about? “Basically, Keith and I had our differences before Always Outnumbered, and we sorted through those problems,” Howlett says in the cover story, which was photographed by legendary rock photographer Mick Rock, and is perhaps the group’s most candid interview to date.
“We continued to play live and kind of salvaged the last album, and then went back on the road,” Howlett continues. “That led into our singles album [Their Law: The Singles], and we did a big tour off the back of that. At no point did we think that we were splitting up; we always knew we’d do another record, but we didn’t see how we could at that stage. We were really proud of the singles album—I didn’t want to do it to begin with—but holding the end product in our hands was a great thing. We thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to be this proud of a new record that we were all involved in?’”
Also inside Issue 27: Peaches, Passion Pit, Kevin Saunderson, Moby, The Juan Maclean, WMC ’09, Depeche Mode, DJ Hell, and whole lot more. Subscribe now and get two FREE CDs. What are you waiting for?
In the meantime, here’s a video of the Prodigy cover shoot.
Dan Deacon‘s new album, Bromst, is out in March. If you’re not familiar with Deacon’s music, he produces some of the strangest and most refreshing “dance” music on the planet. Bromst is a major artistic leap forward, and we caught up with the bespectacled genius (who told us he was mistaken for a homeless person by a security guard at Circuit City not too long ago!) and asked him for the lowdown on the upcoming album and upcoming tour.
The suspense is over. We’d like to let all of our friends know that French twosome Justice appear on the cover of Issue 25. In an exclusive interview, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay discuss their badass live CD/DVD, A Cross the Universe, and tell us how it’s different from every other tour documentary. But there’s more! We also meet up with Kid606, discuss the end of London’s End with Layo Pushkin, chat with drum ‘n’ bass phenoms Brookes Brothers, and much more. What are you waiting for? Subscribe right now, and you’ll get your choice of a free CD from Fabric and a bonus Fool’s Gold/Scion compilation.
Today is Black Friday. In retail, it’s regarded as the busiest shopping day of the year, one where people beat the crap out of each other in order to get an Elmo doll for their kid. Why line up at 5am in from of Wal-Mart? Why risk your life at Best Buy over a cheapo MP3 player? For the DJ/club music fan in your life, why not get them a gift they will surely enjoy—a one-year subscription to Big Shot. For just $15, they’ll receive six issues and two free CDs! What a deal. And it’s much better than dealing with this….