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Prodigy

Ian Peel

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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English club dance music collective led by Liam Howlett (b ?Braintree, 21 August 1971). Howlett was a rave DJ in the early 1990s when they released their second single Charly (XL, 1991). Like many one-hit rave singles, it combined samples from children's television with simplistic yet memorable synthesized melodies over hardcore and high-tempo backing. They surprised rave's detractors by sustaining this success across several albums. By the time of their second album, Music for

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