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.