Electronic group The Prodigy have taken to Twitter to announce the release of new music for 2017. The tracks will mark their first work since 2015’s studio album, “The Day is My Enemy” which was their sixth consecutive number one album.The English act first emerged in the underground rave scene in the early 1990s and have since achieved popularity and worldwide recognition, earning titles like “the Godfathers of Rave” in the process. They remain one of the most successful electronic acts of all time.
With future live shows in the pipeline for 2017 at various locations, including Iceland’s Secret Solstice festival, Sea Star festival in Croatia, and Ultra Music Festival Miami, it’s beginning to look like like a busy year ahead for the big beat masters. Taking to the social networking site, the group posted: “New tunes coming 2017” and shared various hashtags which are likely to correspond to an EP name.
The news comes as something of a boost to fans, with rumors of a retirement for the first time in their two-decade long career, circulating prior to the tweet. Prodigy founder Liam Howlett said in a 2015 interview:
“Basically I don’t feel like we want to do any more albums because they just take too long. The whole EDM and electronic music scene is very commercial. It’s pop music, and to me, there has to be a band that can represent the harder edge end of electronic music, and that’s always been our job. It takes too long to get the music out to fans, it takes too long for us. We want to do something that can turn around quicker. So what we’ve decided to do is EPs from now on.”
Here’s what the tweet had to say:
— The Prodigy (@the_prodigy) December 26, 2016