The Prodigy are 'most influential dance act'

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The Prodigy have been voted the most influential dance act of all time in a new poll conducted by festival types GlobalGathering.

The Liam Howlett helmed troupe saw off competition from Daft Punk, Faithless and New Order to take the title, racking up an impressive 29% of the 2000+ votes cast.

The lasting influence of electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk is also confirmed by the survey: they placed sixth.

The full top 10 is as follows:

1. The Prodigy (29%)
2. Daft Punk (13%)
3. Faithless (11%)
4. New Order (9%)
5. Orbital (7%)
6. Kraftwerk (5%)
7. Paul Oakenfold (4%)
8. Carl Cox (4%)
9. Fatboy Slim (3%)
10. Chemical Brothers (2%)

(Via Glasswerk)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.