Back in the day The Crystal Method, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, The Prodigy and others were the captins of cool. Essential parts of MTV’s Alternative Nation’s life blood. Known for both their innovative visuals as well as their hypnotic beats. With their mixing of sources, styles and sounds everything felt new, electronic and energetic. Times and tastes changed, as did their sound. Well looks like 2009 may be come back time.
Earlier this year The Prodigy returned with some new tracks and a new album, Invaders Must Die. The first single, Omen is an updated version of the classic Prodigy attitude and sound. The title track continues that trend, if nothing else it may even have kicked it up a notch. Thanks to the Internets you can rock some samples from ThePodigy.com
The Crystal Method have returned to dropped some new beats as well. Their first single Drown in the Now is a bit more or a departure from the TCM of yesteryear. Visually the video ups the cool quotient, though I need to take in a few more listens before casting an opinion on the new sound. Got to say it’s growing on me. In both cases they sound nothing like any of the other new tracks I’ve been listening to which is refreshing all its own.