My first rave was in the early ’90s, so it’s fair to say that The Prodigy’s music was playing during a sizable chunk of my youth. I can still remember hearing “Voodoo People” for the first time. Those techno-laden breakbeats will always have a place in my heart, so my interest was piqued when I learned of the new side project by Prodigy MC and DJ, Maxim.
After two previous solo endeavors and a string of releases with We Are Noize cohorts, Maxim has teamed up with vocalist and fellow MC, Cianna Blaze, to deliver Animal Anger. This blistering four-track EP builds upon grime, trap, and dubstep to forge a genre he calls “industrial trap”.
It’s abundantly clear that whatever the label that settles upon Maxim’s work, the basslines are staggering, the rapid percussion is intense, and the gangster rap influence looms large.
Maxim has made it clear that he’s certainly not leaving The Prodigy. He recently told Music Radar and Q Magazine that the crew is currently working on a new album, and will perform at the 2015 Future Music Festival in Australia. He also spoke to Insomniac about Animal Anger and his prevailing interest in various forms of bass music.
If you’re a fan of The Prodigy, or enjoy music from the grime, dubstep, and trap genres, I encourage you to visit Maxim’s Wavo page to hear Animal Anger and download all four tracks free of charge.
All you have to do is follow Maxim on SoundCloud.
And you’ll even get “Lucky Bitch” as a bonus track.