MOST INFLUENTIAL DANCE ARTISTS #5: THE PRODIGY

The Prodigy – Breathe (1996)
Dir. Walter Stern

UK band The Prodigy lands at #5. These guys make some crazy ass electronic music. Their approach to dance music is so unique, there hasn’t really been any followers that have been able to replicate their sound. They blend hardcore rock alongside jungle, drum-n-bass, and techno for a sound that is as wild as their live shows. Their video for “Breathe” was nominated for MTV’s Video of the Year in 1997. A feat that no other alternative dance act had ever pulled off. The following year their video for “Smack My Bitch Up” turned the video world on its ear. It was banned in many countries and is one of my favorite videos of all time. They’re still touring and releasing albums and are heralded as one of the original modern dance music icons.

The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up

The Prodigy – Firestarter

The Prodigy ft. The Ping Pong Bitches – Girls

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