Following the sad news of Keith Flints death earlier this week, a special rave has been organised in his honor to raise money for charity.
The event is being held at The Cause, in Tottenham, North London , and DJs who have shared the stage and line-ups with The Prodigy are invited to play sets.
Slipmatt and Nookie are amongst those playing music from the Prodigy era, and of course will be blasting top tunes from the band themselves.
All 100% of profits from the event will be split between Mind in Haringey and CALM, both mental health charities.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 16, from 10pm – 5am, at The Cause, Ashley House Depot, Ashley Road, N17 9LZ. Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased here.
Keith Flint was undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians in the game.
He was loved for his wild hair and both adored and respected by punk, electronic and rock’n’roll music fans alike.
The Prodigy legend sadly died earlier this week (March 4) at the age of 49.
His death comes months after the band released their latest album, No Tourists, weeks after a full tour of Australia and New Zealand, and days after the release of their latest single, ‘We Live Forever‘.
For some vast number of electronic music fans, especially those currently hovering around their mid-30s, a life-changing moment took place, however unsuspectingly, in 1996, as we sat at home watching music videos. One video ended, another began, and suddenly, Keith Flint—eyes wide, body writhing, head shaved down the middle in a kind of inverted mohawk—leered at us from the shadows of an abandoned tube station. Wailing guitars, sampled from The Breeders’ “S.O.S,” gave way to walloping beats, courtesy of Liam Howlett, who stood motionless behind him. Flint grooved and head-banged, and rhymed in a way that was part Johnny Rotten, part MC, always returning to one baffling and sinister line—”I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter.”
Many people who saw the “Firestarter” video back then were too young or too far from rave culture’s main hubs to have ever heard this kind of thing before. This track, and Flint’s glaring mug, were our first hint of something that would come to dominate our taste in music, or in some cases, our lives. “Firestarter,” indeed.