Sad news coming in from The Prodigy. Maxim, one of the core Prodigy members, is unable to travel or perform and they’ve been forced to cancel their Ultra Music Festival performance. They were scheduled to headline the Live Stage on Saturday night. Liam, the mastermind behind the signature big beat sound that the group shook through the late 90’s, said he was “gutted” by the news.
The Prodigy performed at Ultra Music Festival in 2006 and 2009, two of the best live performances on record. The Prodigy and Pendulum’s live sets were heralded as a return to the more classic era of electronic dance music. Ultra has confirmed, but no word yet on their replacement. We’ll keep you updated, but we wish Maxim a speedy recovery, and hope to see the guys back on American shores soon. Here’s a grainy video of their 2009 opening track/mix. The lights at Ultra used to be way less bright.
Here is the official statement from the band: