Yesterday brought us a huge re-release and a remembrance of one of the biggest milestones in the history of Electronic music. 15 years ago, The Prodigy unleashed a monster, The Fat Of The Land, that would become one of the most prolific and game changing albums of its genre, and of music in general. They have re-released it for this massive anniversary in all of its glory. Songs like "Firestarter", "Breathe", and "Smack My Bitch Up" are some of the most quintessential tracks of not only the 90's but the Electronic genre as a whole. It evens holds a Guinness World Record for the fastest selling UK album (and over 10 Million copies sold to date). Now, we all know this brilliant piece of music history, so lets move on to the best part of this release.
Not only have they given us the original 10 tracks (enough on its own, especially since the younger ravers need some reeducation), you also get a bonus package of some of the dirtiest, filthiest remixes to date from each of the artists lucky enough to be chosen to do this. The 6 remixes are from the likes of Major Lazer, The Glitch Mob, Alvin Risk, Noisia, Baauer, and Zeds Dead. I have included links to check out each, but below I wanted to include my favorites and the ones I felt best suited to be here. The Noisia remix is a raw, punch-in-the-gut type, bass heavy leviathan of a track that (in my mind) pays homage in the best possible fashion to the dark, grimy world of The Prodigy's genius. The second is the remix by Alvin Risk. This badboy is just insane. Major Lazer and The Glitch Mob are not too far behind in the incredible factor.
Buy the album now on iTunes, or if you already have it (which you should...) definitely grab the remixes. They will not disappoint.