The Prodigy “won’t go near” dubstep

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With everyone from Britney Spears to Korn and even Justin Bieber announcing plans to jump aboard good ship dubstep, you’d be forgiven for thinking there’s not a single artist out there who doesn’t want a slice of wubb-pie.

But one act who don’t have any plans to go that way on future releases is The Prodigy, who’ve announced that they “won’t go near” dubstep on their new album. The group’s mouthpiece Liam Howlett told BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe: “All the dubstep stuff that’s around, we’re loving it, but that’s not our game. We won’t go near it.”

That’s not to say Howlett is ragging on those who do fancy the genre. “We’ve always had respect for the masters who do their game,” the legendary producer continued. “Those boys who do that sound, that’s what they do. We know what we do, and when any Prodigy record hits, it’ll still feel fresh.”

So how will that sixth album sound? “We’ve got to be able to play every track live,” Howlett explains in the video below. “It’s got to give us that feeling onstage. The way I see it is it’ll have the darker undertones and the anger of ...Jilted Generation but with the urgency of Take Me To The Hospital and the ‘big-ness’ of Omen. It won’t be so much like Warrior’s Dance. It’s going to more deep and heavier.”

So, is the dubstep-free declaration good news or bad news?

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