Christmas came early for people who enjoy particularly grumpy British music! An Instagram post from The Prodigy reported that it has completed a collaboration with duo Sleaford Mods that will appear on its forthcoming album. The track is titled "Ibiza," after the international capital of electronic dance music...and a place where neither of these electronic acts is likely to enjoy visiting.
"Just finished a collaboration with the sleaford mods for our album called 'ibiza'," reads the post. "Its f----n deadly ! #theprodigy , #sleafordmods , #youaintreadyforthiss--t."
As mentioned above, both acts dabble in electronic elements and both have mouths that would give our mother a heart attack. The major difference is the respective acts' approaches to negativity. More listeners are probably familiar with The Prodigy's '90s hits such as "Smack My Bitch Up" and "Firestarter," featuring the aggressive snarls of Keith Flint. Sleaford's Jason Williamson prefers a more laid back, spoken word approach. We'll see how the latter works into the former's approach.
If Prodigy's previous interviews suggest anything, we're willing to bet "Ibiza" tends toward the more aggressive side of things. Bandleader Liam Howlett suggested that the new album, which is untitled as of now, will be "more violent sounding (from NME)" than its last release, Invaders Must Die—which already sounded pretty violent, at least in title.
There's no official release date for the album yet but the band has confirmed that it will come out before the end of 2014. You don't need us to do the math...that sets the deadline for "fairly soon." Keep an eye out, perhaps, for another surprise release.