A tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint | Interview with Artaxa

  • Describe your sound in 3 words:

Dark, Heavy, Energetic

  • ‘Flint’ is a tribute to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint. Tell us a few things about the track.

I started writing the track on the day I heard of Keith Flint’s passing. Keith was one of many of the idols including Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, I grew up listening to that took their own lives. I was inspired by some of the heavier sounds of Prodigy and wanted to tribute it to Keith by naming it Flint.

  • Should we expect a full album? Do people still listen to full albums?

My debut EP is out on 1st November 2020 and this contains 5 tracks. I have already started working on some new tracks that will hopefully feature on a full album. In the age of playlists and shuffling music, many people do not listen to full albums anymore. However, with the surge of interest in Vinyl and seeing that the album charts are often dominated by rock albums, there is still a demand for the art of a full body of work in an album.

  • The Prodigy was the first dance act to bridge the gap with fans from rock, metal etc. How did they manage to connect these different audiences in your opinion?

Apart from being incredible at writing songs and putting on incredible live shows I think there is some connection from dance to metal. Both genres have very dedicated fans and dance fans can appreciate a solid riff and metal fans can appreciate a soaring synth sound. I think they meet well in the middle.

  • What is your favorite album of the past year?

That would have to be Biffy Clyro – A Celebration Of Endings. It is a fantastic return to form and has some incredible songs that is up there with some of their greatest songs. It is so varied and the production is fantastic. You hear something new every time you hear it.

  • If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?

I miss the days when the charts were varied. Now if you go on Spotify global top 50 and you listen to each song, the majority will sound very similar. Major labels seem to all push the same sounding artists and then you get a generation of music fans who only listen to one genre.

  • What is your favourite place to be in London on a Friday night?

Probably one of London’s many music venues (when gigs were on!) Love catching gigs at some of London’s mid-sized venues such as Camden’s Electric Ballroom or Kentish Town’s Forum.

  • One last thing we should know about you?

I write, perform and produce everything myself currently. This is a one man show and maybe down the future I would love to perform with a full band, but for now it’s just me myself and I!

  • Thank you Artaxa!

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