The Prodigy

The Prodigy
Release date
01 January 1970
The Prodigy
01 January 1970 |

The Prodigy are an English electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990.

Along with the Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim and other acts, The Prodigy have been credited as pioneers of the big beat genre, which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide. The group has won numerous music awards throughout their career.

The group’s brand of music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial, jungle and breakbeat in the early 1990s to big beat and electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s and have since achieved popularity and worldwide renown. They have been called “the premiere dance act for the alternative masses,” as well as “The Godfathers of Rave.”.

The release of “Firestarter” in 1996, featuring vocals for the first time courtesy of a new-look Keith Flint, helped the band break into the U.S. and other overseas markets, and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart.

On 6 August 2011, The Prodigy attended Przystanek Woodstock (Poland), the biggest festival in Europe, playing to a crowd of over 700,000 fans. At their two final shows of 2011 (in Brazil), The Prodigy played two new tracks: “A.W.O.L” and “Dogbite”.

In April 2012, to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the release of their third studio album The Fat of the Land, the album was re-released alongside a remix EP, The Added Fat EP, featuring remixes from multiple recently successful groups such.

In December 2012, a new track titled “The Day” was debuted at Warrior’s Brixton and in June 2013, a new track titled “Rockweiler” was debuted at Rock am Ring.

In August 2014, The Prodigy signed to the Three Six Zero Group for the United States, returning to Warner Music for the first time since 2004. In a recent interview with Maxim, he said that the new Prodigy album would be released in the first quarter of 2015.