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The Prodigy voted most influential dance act in UK poll

The Prodigy
The Prodigy is fronted by Keith Flint

The Prodigy have been named the most influential act of their genre in a new poll.

The electronic dance music group - whose hits include Breathe, Firestarter and Voodoo People - topped the survey by GlobalGathering.

The dance music festival, now in its tenth year, commissioned the research to find out which artist has shaped the dance music genre the most.

The Prodigy have sold more than 20 million records worldwide since 1990.

Recognition

They topped the poll with 29% of the vote, ahead of French dance outfit Daft Punk, and Faithless who were in third place.

Other acts in the top 10 included Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers and Carl Cox.

GlobalGathering festival organiser James Algate said: "Dance music is constantly evolving but it's great to see The Prodigy getting the recognition they so richly deserve."

The festival sees around 50,000 electronic dance music lovers descend on Warwickshire each year.

Faithless and Dizzee Rascal are set to headline this year's event on 30 and 31 July.

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