Prodigy’s Maxim Releases Solo EP Animal Anger + Free Download ‘Wolf’
Prodigy, the legendary electro band that dates as far back as 1990, is most famous for the track “Smack My Bitch Up” and was a formative element in rave culture in the 1990s and early 2000s. The group’s MC, Maxim, who was known for is powerful ability to use his live MC skills to build up the crowd at Prodigy shows, is now launching into a second musical career as a DJ/producer, delving deep into trap music. According to Maxim, “I did DJ before in 2005 but I didn’t really enjoy it as much as I do now. The difference is what the trap scene has brought out of me; the creative aspect of being able to create music and play it out the next day.”
This past week, Maxim announced the release of a forthcoming EP Animal Anger, which will be officially released in October. The 4-track EP is expected to fuse elements of electronic, grime, hip-hop, reggae, DnB, and rock. Along with this announcement, the first single off the EP, “Wolf,” has been released and is available for free download:
“Wolf” features the vocals of fierce MC/rapper Cianna Blaze. According to Maxim, it wasn’t difficult to step aside and let someone else take the mic while he hit the decks: “I understand the world of being an MC, a frontman, a vocalist, a hype man, and a performer, so it was easy for me to take a step back and bring that out of Cianna,” In the track, Cianna belts about going out on your own into the world and making something of yourself– a message that is truly synonymous with what Maxim is doing as he embarks on this new DJ project.
Stay tuned for the release of the full EP in October!