Friday, December 31, 2010

Prodigy 'Invasion' set to hit Bengaluru

It’s official: The Prodigy is scheduled to perform in India in January 2011. The Prodigy will perform in namma Bengaluru on January 13, 2011, and in New Delhi on January 15, 2011, as part of the ‘Invasion’ festival. Organized by Motherswear (Only Much Louder’s festivals division) in association with UKNY Music, ‘Invasion’ is set to be an annual music festival that will aim to showcase some of the best contemporary live acts from around the world.

The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music group established 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 credited as pioneers of the big beat genre which achieved mainstream popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. They have sold over 25 million records worldwide.

The group's brand of big beat music makes use of various styles ranging from rave, hardcore techno, industrial and breakbeat in the early 1990s to electronic rock with punk vocal elements in later times. The current band members include Liam Howlett (composer/keyboards), Keith Flint (dancer/vocalist) and Maxim (MC/vocalist). The Prodigy first emerged on the underground rave scene in the early 1990s, and have since then achieved immense popularity and worldwide renown. Some of their most popular songs include "Charly", "Out of Space", "No Good (Start the Dance)", "Voodoo People", "Poison", "Firestarter","Breathe", "Smack My Bitch Up", "Omen", "Spitfire", "Invaders Must Die" and "Warrior's Dance.Their music has been featured in several major Hollywood films including Charlie’s Angels, The Matrix and, most recently, Kick-Ass.

Apart from being headlined by The Prodigy, the festival will also feature performances by some national live acts including Mumbai electro-rock pioneers 'Pentagram'. Pentagram frontman Vishal Dadlani said “It’s The Prodigy -- what’s not to be excited about! This is the band that redefined electro rock. They have been an inspiration and are true pioneers.

The music festival Invasion is being organised by Motherswear, Only Much Louder’s festivals division in collaboration with UKNY Music, the UK-based music and events company,what we can expect is one of the biggest live music experience India has ever seen…Invasion is going to be awesome.

Here is one of their video "Voodoo People"
video

source:wikipedia,theprodigy.com,youtube

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