When I was in college and high school Prodigy was really becoming a thing in the rave scene. Like Moby and others in the early days of techno and rave they really changed music. It was dance music that was not bubble gum pop or made up of 4 or 5 badly dressed guys.
I can not say that I am shocked that he took his own life, but I am surprised that it happened in his 40s. His music was dark and I guess I always assumed his music was a reflection of his mental state. At any rate, I will be listening to them a lot this week.
First some appropriate album art
Poison is, for whatever reason my favorite track they ever cut.
Breath was one of the first tracks to really bring them into the pop culture in the US.
I remember when this album dropped, my room mate BJ at SU nearly lost his mind. This is the first cut that he sampled for his radio show.
Voodoo People was probably the first track that REALLY stuck with me.
Antidote moves to a 5pm slot on Tuesdays, re-airing at 6pm Saturday....and what a memorable way to start in our new time slots, with Andi and Duncan from The Fuss, a DC area ska and rocksteady band we've been championing on Antidote since their first release. CD tracks from Skavoovie and the...
I did this interview a few weeks ago on the radio and didn't know they publish the audio online. So, if anyone wants to hear my ramble on about Reggae, growing up in San Diego, and wearing 60s clothes to concerts, boy are you in for a... moderately entertaining time?