The Prodigy fuse 90’s electronica and punchy grunge rock tropes on ‘We Live Forever’

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Nineties-born electronica group The Prodigy has been back with a steady stream of new releases from what will be their seventh studio album. The group has released new single “We Live Forever,” and the hypnotic breakbeat blends retro rave notes with a chanting chorus, throwing the listener back to the intersections of the British grunge rock era and the emergence of the illegal rave circuit. As always, The Prodigy finds a way to seamlessly integrate electronic layers and aggressive spits into and energetic one-two punch. In the group’s North London studio, The Prodigy’s co-founder, Liam Howlett explains,

No Tourists is ultimately about escapism and the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path. In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. It’s about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That’s what the title is about for us.”

No Tourists set for release on November 2. “We Live Forever” is undoubtedly one of the inbound records high points, with classic in-your-face appeal from the venerated UK electronic outfit. Listen to the final single ahead of the album’s official release below.

Claude VonStroke releases surreal ‘Maharaja’ video

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Claude VonStroke has just unveiled the official video to accompany his new release, “Mahraja,” a track equally unorthodox as its visual counterpart.

Initially debuted on his live album, recorded at VonStroke’s headlining set at Movement festival in May, the intergalactic-styled track draws from Detroit’s own classic electro breakbeat fervor, with VonStroke’s offbeat jive rippling throughout.

The hypnagogic video is equal parts inspired by the surreal absurdism of Salvador Dali, the New York B-boy dance stylings and fashion of the ’80s film Beat Street, and the quixotic luminescence of Tron. Set, of course, in a desolate warehouse, a group of hip-hop dancers’ limbs melt and contort as they move about the space. Futuristic, Tron-like beams of light swirl and form grids along the dilapidated walls, while a series of outlandish objects, including giant golden eggs (a Dirtybird nod) and elephant statues allow the video the oddity and nonsensicalness of a bizarre dream.