We don`t need to introduce this electronic legend too much.
The Prodigy navigated the high wire, balancing artistic merit and mainstream visibility with more flair than any electronica act of the 1990s. Ably defeating the image-unconscious attitude of most electronic artists in favor of a focus on nominal frontman Keith Flint, the group crossed over to the mainstream of pop music with an incendiary live experience that approximated the original atmosphere of the British rave scene even while leaning uncomfortably close to arena rock showmanship and punk theatrics. True, Flint’s spiky hairstyle and numerous piercings often made for better advertising, but it was producer Liam Howlett whose studio wizardry launched the Prodigy to the top of the charts, spinning a web of hard-hitting breakbeat techno with king-sized hooks and unmissable samples.
The Prodigy have topped the UK album charts for the sixth time in their career, despite the fact that the bands latest efforts have taken a beating. Their new album, The Day Is My Enemy, outsold the competition, including chart toppers of the moment Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran, despite receiving mixed reviews from the world’s music press.