Jaguar Skills x The Prodigy

Last Friday 26th January at 6.30pm UK time, Jaguar Skills unexpectedly dropped a 27 minute mixtape entitled The Sword Fight, consisting of The Prodigy tunes mixed with original beats and samples. It came out really funky – we dedicate today’s article to this airing, with some details from Jaguar Skills.

Without any prior announcement, the social media accounts of both Jaguar Skills and The Prodigy revealed on Friday morning that a certain fresh mixtape would be premiering on BBC Radio 6 the following evening. The posts were light on details and fans of both artists had no idea what to expect. It turned out that, to the surprise of literally everyone, The Prodigy are going back to their old-school cut-up mix roots this year! Don’t let it confuse you that the main creator of the mix is Jaguar Skills, we dug up that Liam Howlett’s participation is also present. And it looks like a good alternative to the much-promised second volume of Dirtchamber Session.

In the best traditions of ‘Dirtchamber’, Jaguar Skills smashed over 70 tracks, samples, beats and pieces into his mix in less than half an hour. As well as the band’s own original tracks, the mixtape includes a host of landmark references to their endless inspiration, from Ennio Morricone to Flavor Flav. A decent amount of work! The mix was approved by Liam Howlett himself: the BBC Radio 6 broadcast includes his welcoming words at the beginning and a warm farewell at the end. And not only that!

This is Liam H, The Prodigy, and you’re listening to ‘Cloudbusting’ on 6 Music. This is a mix Jaguar Skills put together with some of our biggest tunes, so turn it up and bare witness to the ‘Sword Fight’ Prodigy mixtape. Enjoy.

via BBC Radio 6

The All Souvenirs team managed to find out that, despite the modest airplay and lack of promo, the mixtape has been in the works since 2022 and has had at least 3 different edits of varying lengths!

Jaguar Skill for All Souvenirs: “I made it in 2022 when I was on tour with The Prodigy. The original is 70 minutes, and like 70 more tunes. But it was edited down by Liam to 40 mins, then I jumped on it again to make it 27.”

According to Jaguar Skills, it took 3 weeks to make the 70 minutes version back in 2022. Then, after leaving it for 2 years, this short one was made just a few weeks ago, already in 2024. “Because it’s quite old, I can listen to the mix almost as if it’s made by someone else! So like you, I’ve had this shit on repeat!”, he says.

Since the day of the premiere, the fans has been trying to figure out the exact track listing every now and then, but who but us is able to do it without any clues. Check out the most complete list of the tunes used in the mixtape below.

Jaguar Skills’ ‘The Sword Fight’ Mixtape (Most Complete Tracklist)

00:01 Ennio Morricone – The Ecstasy Of Gold
00:03 “Shaolin And Wu Tang” (‘I came here tonight to play chess, nobody ever mentioned anything about a sword fight’)
00:33 The Prodigy – Live At Phoenix Festival ’96 (‘punk rockers! hip-hoppers! pill-poppers! we’ll give you… The Prodigy!’)
00:50 The Prodigy – We Live Forever
01:00 Mikey Dread – Industrial Spy (‘riddim full of culture y’all’)
01:44 The Prodigy – We Live Forever (Teddy Killerz Remix)
02:49 Daddy Freddy – Live Jam (‘hold it! nuff respect to all the massive…’)
03:01 The Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital
03:21 Asher D & Daddy Freddy – The Raggamuffin Duo Take Charge (‘now hear this’)
03:51 Pepe Deluxé – Salami Fever
04:14 The Prodigy – Take Me To The Hospital (Sub Focus Remix)
04:16 The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Chase And Status Remix)
04:27 The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die
04:39 MC Duke & Merlin – Freestyle Part 2 (‘we came here tonight to have a jam’)
04:40 The Prodigy – Everybody In The Place (Fairground Remix)
04:53 MC Duke & Merlin – Freestyle Part 1
05:26 MC Duke & Merlin – Freestyle Part 2 (‘right about now everybody is in the place’)
05:49 The Prodigy – Timebomb Zone
05:51 MC Duke & Merlin – Freestyle Part 1 (drumbreak)
06:06 Alfonso – Time Bomb (Dub Version) (‘education shrinks and the law is on the blink…’)
07:10 “Charley Says: Strangers” (‘Charley and I were in the park, then this man came up and said’)
07:20 The Prodigy – Charly (Alley Cat Mix)
07:47 The Prodigy – Wind It Up
08:02 “Charley Says: Strangers” (‘Charley and I were in the park, and I was going to go but Charley stopped me’)
08:27 The Prodigy – Voodoo People (‘voodoo people’)
08:29 Chill Rob G – Let The Words Flow (Acappella) (‘I’m here to rock the show, clock the dough and let the words flow…’)
08:29 Johnny Pate – You’re Starting Too Fast (drumbreak)
08:35 The Last Poets – The Shalimar
08:42 The Prodigy – Wind It Up (‘up!’)
08:42 The Prodigy – Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix)
09:31 “Enter The Dragon” (‘man, you come right out of a comic book, your style is unorthodox but effective’)
10:12 Lalo Schifrin – Scorpio’s View
10:13 “Five Elements Ninjas” (‘this is strange! what this is, ninja?..’)
10:37 Kool G Rap & D.J. Polo – Poison
10:44 The Prodigy – Poison
11:04 The Prodigy – Diesel Power
11:04 Schoolly-D – P.S.K. What Does It Mean? (beat)
11:13 Beastie Boys – Root Down (acapella)
11:27 Mixmaster Gee – The Manipulator (Dub Mix) (bell)
12:17 The Prodigy – Your Love
12:29 Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam – Made In Two Minutes (Club Mix) (‘our crew! yes!’)
12:31 Trigger – Wisdom (Q-Mix) (drumbreak)
12:31 Gary Taylor – Compassion (Acapella Mix) (‘your love’)
12:58 The Prodigy – Omen (acapella)
13:25 The Prodigy – Omen
13:47 The Prodigy – Omen (Noisia Remix)
14:43 Broken Glass – Style Of The Street
14:50 D-Train – You’re The One For Me (acapella & synth melody)
15:09 The Prodigy – Girls
16:22 Jimmy Vann & Dick Hieronymus – I Like To Weigh With Kilograms
16:32 The Prodigy – Light Up The Sky
16:32 Pretty Purdie – Good Livin’ (Good Lovin’) (bass & saxophone)
16:48 True Faith with Final Cut – Take Me Away (cover / acapella)
17:03 Bobby Byrd – Hot Pants (Bonus Beats)
17:17 The Prodigy – Warrior’s Dance
17:31 Kelly Charles – You’re No Good For Me (Club Mix) (‘you’re no good for me, I don’t need nobody…’)
17:45 The Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance)
18:14 Taxman – Listen Good
18:19 Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache (drumbreak)
18:24 The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up
18:39 Ultramagnetic MC’s – Poppa Large (East Coast Acapella)
19:37 Flavor Flav: ‘you understand what I’m saying?’
19:39 William Hanna & Joseph Barbera – Boing
19:39 Ultramagnetic MC’s – Critical Beatdown
20:19 The Prodigy – Out Of Space
20:31 Max Romeo & The Upsetters – I Chase The Devil (cover / acapella)
21:09 The Prodigy – Roadblox
21:47 The Prodigy – Their Law
21:47 The Prodigy – Spitfire
21:47 Schoolly-D – P.S.K. What Does It Mean? (beat)
22:18 The Prodigy – Breathe
22:33 The Prodigy – Breathe (feat. RZA) (Rene LaVice Dark D&B Remix)
22:52 The Prodigy – Breathe (feat. RZA) (Liam H And Rene LaVice Re-Amp) (‘set the time for the battleground’)
23:36 Asher D & Daddy Freddy – The Raggamuffin Duo Take Charge (‘respect… come bad boy!’)
23:44 The Prodigy – Firestarter
23:57 The Prodigy – Breathe (feat. RZA) (Liam H And Rene LaVice Re-Amp) (acapella)
24:16 Zero-G – Jungle Warfare – The Roller 162
24:17 The Art Of Noise – Close (To The Edit) (‘hey!’)
24:42 The Prodigy – Firestarter (2018 acapella)
25:22 The Prodigy – Firestarter (live)
25:29 The Prodigy – Firestarter (Andy C Remix)
25:51 The Prodigy – Need Some1
26:13 The Prodigy – Live At Phoenix Festival ’96 (Maxim: ‘I’ve been looking for to this night for a long time…’)
26:17 Ennio Morricone – The Ecstasy Of Gold


Our All Souvenirs team is not lagging behind either: we are working on our own mixtape, which will consist mainly of unreleased tracks that we have re-created from scratch. Here is a part of tracklist:

‘Re-Chamber Session Vol.2’ by All Souvenirs (Tracklist)

The Prodigy – Rock’n’Roll (Bonus Beats)
Chill Rob G – Ride The Rhythm
The Prodigy – Dre Link
Run DMC – Run’s House
The Prodigy – Rock’n’Roll ’98
The Prodigy – Wake Up Call (Full Vocal Sample)
The Prodigy – Benny Blanco 2002
The Prodigy – Funky Link
‘Secret Technique’ Link
The Prodigy – Climbatize (’98 Live Beats)
The Prodigy – Climbatize (’05 Reprise)
The Prodigy – 2001 Intro
The Prodigy – Girls (Acapella)
The Prodigy – Benny Blanco ’95
The Prodigy – Funky Shit (sample)
‘The Shining’ Link
The Prodigy – Benny Blanco 2015
The Prodigy – Purple Haze (’97 Live Beats)
The Prodigy – Music Reach (’91 Beta)
The Prodigy – Speedway (’94 Live Beats)
The Prodigy – Devil Inside (Jesus Beats)
The Prodigy – Trouble At Sandy Heath
Soul Tip – Blue Eyes (’94 Live Beats)
The Prodigy – Goblin 2003
The Prodigy – Little Goblin
The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Canyon Hill ‘Downtempo’ Remix)
M-D-Emm – Get Acidic (’94 Live Beats)
The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (’96 Beta)

By the way, it’s quite symbolic that the Jaguar Skills mixtape was aired this year, as many will remember that this February marks the 25th anniversary of the only official mixtape Liam Howlett ever released himself! The aforementioned Dirtchamber came out on 22nd February 1999 via XL Recordings: we’ll devote a separate article to this release next month, but in the meantime you can read our lengthy feature on Howlett’s appearance at Mary Ann Hobbs’ Breezeblock show in October 1998. This mix, recorded over several weeks, was the precursor to Dirtchamber.
Definitive story of Liam Howlett’s Breezeblock Mix:

Look out for our massive Dirtchamber feature on the 22nd of February: all the major differences from the Breezeblock Mix, copyright clearance insights, plus lots of curious details about the release artwork by the notorious Alex Jenkins! Stay tuned.

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Additional thanks to: Jaguar Skills


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