The Prodigy

English electronic dance music group

The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music group. It was by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree, Essex. Along with Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and The Crystal Method, as well as other acts, members of the Prodigy have been said as founders of the big beat genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide.[1] They named the band after the synthesizer, Moog Prodigy.[2]

The Prodigy
The Prodigy in 2009
The Prodigy in 2009
Background information
OriginBraintree, Essex, England
GenresElectronic, big beat, breakbeat, rave, dance-punk, alternative dance, alternative rock, electronic rock, industrial
Years active1990–present
LabelsTake Me to the Hospital, Ragged Flag, Cooking Vinyl, XL, Beggars Banquet, Mute, Maverick, Warner Bros., Elektra, Shock
MembersLiam Howlett
Past member(s)Leeroy Thornhill
Keith Flint
The synth that the band was named after.

Studio albums

  • Experience (1992)
  • Music for the Jilted Generation (1994)
  • The Fat of the Land (1997)
  • Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned (2004)
  • Invaders Must Die (2009)
  • The Day Is My Enemy (2015)
  • No Tourists (2018)


  1. The Prodigy: Electronic Punks 1988-1994 [Paperback]
  2. "Liam Howlett - Biography". Retrieved 16 January 2011.