The underground dance icons rave on.

When the Prodigy's ­polarizing first single, "Charly," was released in 1991, frontman Liam Howlett was a gap-toothed 21-year-old with a bad attitude and a bowl haircut. The ­public didn't know what to make of the English group's riotous ­electronic sound that blended ragga with hardcore metal, but it was ­impossible to ignore. Within months, Howlett was hailed as the ringleader of England's burgeoning rave scene and pictured on the cover of Mixmag pointing a gun to his head. It marked the beginning of a new era of dance music that wasn't meant for the masses.

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