|The Chemical Brothers|
|Also known as||The 237 Turbo Nutters|
|Genre(s)||Big beat, house, trip hop, electronic music|
|Label(s)||Junior Boy's Own, Astralwerks, Freestyle Dust|
The Chemical Brothers are the UK-based Grammy Award winning electronic music duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (occasionally referred to as Chemical Tom and Chemical Ed). England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers, House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino Trip hop is a music Genre also known as the Bristol sound or Bristol acid rap. Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Junior Boy's Own is a London, UK -based Record label, now a Subsidiary of V2 Records. Astralwerks is a New York based Record label that releases primarily Electronic music. Freestyle Dust is a sub-label of Virgin Records UK It was set up in 1995 for releasing The Chemical Brothers albums & singles The Chemical Brothers are an English Grammy Award winning Electronic music duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (occasionally referred to as Chemical The Chemical Brothers are an English Grammy Award winning Electronic music duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (occasionally referred to as Chemical The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Electronic music is music that employs Electronic musical instruments and Electronic Music technology in its production Initially they called themselves "The Dust Brothers", after the noted United States production duo of the same name, but their burgeoning popularity and the threat of legal action from the originals led them to change their name in 1995. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Dust Brothers are the Los Angeles -based Grammy Award winning producers "E Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim and The Crystal Method, as well as other lesser-known acts they were pioneers of the big beat electronic dance genre, and are known for high-quality live sets. The Prodigy are an Electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree Essex, England. Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook, (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963 is a British DJ and Big beat musician The Crystal Method is an American Electronic music duo consisting of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers,
Ed Simons was born in Herne Hill, South London, England, on 9 June 1970 to a barrister mother and a father who was not around much when Simons was growing up. The Chemical Brothers are an English Grammy Award winning Electronic music duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons (occasionally referred to as Chemical Herne Hill is located in the London Borough of Lambeth and the London Borough of Southwark in Greater London. South London is the southern part of London, England. The area it covers is defined differently for a range of purposes England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Simons' two main interests when he was young were airplanes and musicals. Overview Fixed-wing aircraft range from small training and recreational aircraft to Wide-body aircraft and military cargo aircraft. Simons attended two South London public schools, Alleyn's School and Dulwich College. Alleyn's School is an independent, fee-paying co-educational day School situated in Dulwich, South-East London. Dulwich College is an independent selective fee-paying public school for boys in Dulwich, a suburb of south-east London United Kingdom During his school years, Ed developed a fondness for rare groove and Hip hop music, having frequented a club called The Mud Club from the age of 14. Rare groove is an umbrella term used to describe very rare vintage records Hip hop is a cultural movement which developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily among African Americans and Latinos. By the time he left school, his two main musical interests were two Manchester bands, New Order and The Smiths. New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner ( vocals, Guitars Synthesizers, Peter Hook The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982 After finishing school with 11 O levels and 3 A-levels, Ed continued on to study Medieval History at the University of Manchester. The General Certificate of Education or GCE is a secondary-level academic qualification that Examination boards in the United Kingdom confer to students The University of Manchester is a " red brick " civic University located in Manchester, England.
Tom Rowlands, a childhood classmate of Simons', was born on 11 January 1971 in Kingston upon Thames, London. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. Kingston upon Thames is the principal settlement of the Royal Borough London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. When Rowlands was very young, his family relocated to Henley-on-Thames. Henley-on-Thames is a town on the north side of the River Thames in south Oxfordshire, England, about 10 miles downstream and north-east from He later attended Reading Blue Coat School in Berkshire, during which time he became obsessed with Scotland, developing a fondness for the bagpipes in particular. Reading Blue Coat School is a boys' Secondary school in Holme Park at Sonning in the English county of Berkshire, which includes a Berkshire (ˈbɑːkʃə or /ˈbɑːkʃɪə/ say Baak-shuh/-sheer sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a Home County in the South Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. In his early teens, his interest in music broadened to other genres. Initially, some of his favourites included the Oh What a Lovely War soundtrack, 2-Tone, and the electro sounds of artists such as Heaven 17, Kraftwerk, New Order, and Cabaret Voltaire. 2 Tone Records was an English Record label that mostly released Ska and Reggae -influenced music with a Punk rock and Pop music Heaven 17 are a British Synthpop band originating from the city of Sheffield in the early 1980s Kraftwerk (ˈkʁaftvɛɐk German for " power plant " or " Power station " is an influential Electronic music band from New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner ( vocals, Guitars Synthesizers, Peter Hook Cabaret Voltaire were a British music group from Sheffield, England. He described the first Public Enemy album as the record that probably changed his life, and commented that Miuzi Weighs a Ton was one of the most amazing records he had ever heard. Public Enemy, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island New York, known for its politically charged Lyrics, criticism Rowlands also started collecting hip hop records by artists like Eric B and Schoolly D. Eric B (born Louis Eric Barrier) was the producer and DJ for the rap duo Eric B Schoolly D is the moniker of American Rapper Jesse B Weaver Jr Rowlands left school with similar accomplishments to Simons', achieving 9 O levels and 3 A levels. For University, he followed Simons to Manchester primarily to immerse himself in its music scene in general and the Haçienda in particular. Fac 51 Haçienda (better known simply as The Haçienda) was a Nightclub and Music venue in Manchester, England.
The typeface used to write the typical "The Chemical Brothers" logo is derived from Sho, designed by Karlgeorg Hoefer in 1992. Karlgeorg Hoefer ( February 6 1914 – October 8 2000) was a German Calligrapher and Typographer. The Chemical Brothers' original logo differs only in a few details from orthodox Sho, e. g. in the letters a and b. Linotype holds the licence for this typeface.
Rowlands was also in a band called Ariel prior to meeting up with Simons. Ariel was formed in London by Rowlands and his friends Brendan and Matt before they all moved up to Manchester. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. Their first single was "Sea of Beats". Other songs, mostly released on 12" included "Mustn't Grumble" and their most well-known, "Rollercoaster". Their record label, deConstruction, insisted that they get a female singer and they recruited former Xpansions frontwoman Sally Ann Marsh, and after some disappointing songs like "Let It Slide" (Rowlands would later describe it as "a stinker") the band fell apart. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sally Ann Marsh is a British singer and actress who came to fame originally as a member of a short lived girlband with One of the last things Ariel did was the song "T Baby" which was remixed by the pair.
Ariel symbolically ended when deConstruction asked us for a Dust Brothers remix of an Ariel track. That was the final nail in the coffin".
– Ed Simons
One of the blokes went a bit mad, but now he's back at college, and the other one drives our van
– Tom Rowlands on Ariel, in 1995
Rowlands and Simons then started to DJ at a club called "Naked Under Leather", in the back of a pub, in 1992 under the alias of "The 237 Turbo Nutters" (named after the number of their house on Dickenson Road in Manchester and a reference to their Blackburn raving days). The pair would play hip hop, techno and house. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Techno is a form of Electronic dance music (EDM that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, USA during the mid to late 1980s House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino 
Rowlands and Simons called themselves The Dust Brothers, after the US production duo famous for their work with the Beastie Boys. The Dust Brothers are the Los Angeles -based Grammy Award winning producers "E After a while, they began to run out of suitable instrumental hip hop tracks to use, so they started to make their own. Using a Hitachi hi-fi system, a computer, a sampler and a keyboard, they recorded "Song To The Siren", which sampled This Mortal Coil. () is a Multinational corporation specializing in high-technology and services headquartered in Marunouchi Itchome Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. This Mortal Coil was a musical Dream pop project of Ivo Watts-Russell, founder of the British 4AD Records label "Song To The Siren" was released on their own record label, called "Diamond Records" (after Ed's nickname). In October 1992, they pressed 500 white-label copies and took them to various dance record shops around London, but none would play it, saying that it was too slow (The track played at 111 BPM). This article is about the vinyl records for other uses see White Label (disambiguation. Beats per minute ( BPM) is a unit typically used as either a measure of Tempo in music or a measure of one's Heart rate. They sent a copy to London DJ Andrew Weatherall, who made it a permanent fixture in his DJ sets. Andrew Weatherall (born 6 April 1963, Windsor, England) is a DJ, producer, and Remixer. Weatherall also signed the band to his Junior Boy's Own label. Junior Boy's Own is a London, UK -based Record label, now a Subsidiary of V2 Records. In May 1993, Junior Boy's Own released 'Song To The Siren'.
The duo completed university with good results, each obtaining upper-second class degrees. Around June 1993, the Dust Brothers did their first remixes. The first was "Packet Of Peace" for Justin Robertson's Lionrock outfit, followed by tracks for Leftfield, Republica and The Sandals. Lionrock was a British Big Beat group comprising Record producer Justin Robertson MC Buzz B and Roger Lyons Leftfield were a duo of Electronica artists and Record producers Paul Daley (formerly of The Rivals, A Man Called Adam and the Republica were an English band formed in 1994 The height of their popularity spanned from 1996 to 1998 The Sandals, also known as The Sandells, were an early influential Surf rock band formed in 1964. Late in 1993, The Dust Brothers completed work on their Fourteenth Century Sky EP, released in January 1994. Fourteenth Century Sky is the second The Chemical Brothers release under the name The Dust Brothers. An extended play ( EP) is a Vinyl record, CD, or Music download which contains more music than a single, but is too short to qualify It contained the ground-breaking "Chemical Beats", which epitomized the duo's genre defining big beat sound, later taken up by Fatboy Slim and many more. Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers, Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook, (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963 is a British DJ and Big beat musician The EP also contained "One Too Many Mornings", which for the first time showed the less intense, more chilled-out side of The Dust Brothers. Both "One Too Many Mornings" and "Chemical Beats" would later appear on their debut album. Fourteenth Century Sky was followed later in 1993 by the My Mercury Mouth EP. My Mercury Mouth EP is the final The Chemical Brothers release under the name The Dust Brothers. "Chemical Beats" was also part of the soundtrack for the first edition of the famous Wipeout games series, having been featured in Wipeout for the PlayStation in 1995. Wipeout (also WipEout) is a Racing game developed and published by Psygnosis, which was released in 1995 for the Sony PlayStation The PlayStation (abbreviated PS, PSone, PS1, or informally as PSX) is a 32-bit fifth generation Video game console
In October 1994, The Dust Brothers became resident DJs at the small, but hugely influential Heavenly Sunday Social Club at the Albany pub in London's Great Portland Street. The likes of Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, James Dean Bradfield and Tim Burgess were regular visitors. Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967 in Manchester, England is the lead guitarist backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of British rock band Oasis Paul Weller (born John William Weller 25 May 1958 in Sheerwater near Woking, Surrey) is an English Singer-songwriter. James Dean Bradfield is the lead Guitarist and vocalist for the Welsh rock band Manic Street Preachers. The Dust Brothers were subsequently asked to remix tracks by Manic Street Preachers and The Charlatans, plus Primal Scream's "Jailbird" and The Prodigy's "Voodoo People". Manic Street Preachers (often known colloquially as the " Manics " or " MSP " are a Welsh rock band consisting of James The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) are a British Alternative rock band Primal Scream are a Brit-nominated Scottish Alternative rock group formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie ( vocals The Prodigy are an Electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree Essex, England. These two remixes received television exposure, being playlisted by MTV Europe's "The Party Zone" in 1995. Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Early in 1994, The Dust Brothers were approached in the club one Sunday by Noel Gallagher, from Oasis, who at the time were becoming one of the most prominent guitar bands in Britain. Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 Gallagher told the duo that he had a Balearic inspired track which he had written, which he would like the Dust Brothers to remix. Ibiza (Eivissa is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 km off the coast of Spain However, over time, Gallagher changed his mind, and in the end the Brothers did not remix it. The track was "Wonderwall".
In March 1995, The Dust Brothers began their first international tour, which included the United States – where they played with Orbital and Underworld – then a series of European festivals. Orbital were an English electronic duo consisting of brothers Phil Hartnoll and Paul Hartnoll whose career lasted from 1989 until 2004 Underworld is an English electronic group and principal name under which duo Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have recorded together since 1980 Also around this time, the original Dust Brothers threatened legal action over the use of their name, and so Rowlands and Simons had to decide on a new name quickly. The Dust Brothers are the Los Angeles -based Grammy Award winning producers "E They decided to then call themselves "The Chemical Brothers" after "Chemical Beats" (Simons' grandmother had suggested they call themselves "The Grit Brothers").
In June 1995, they released their fourth single, the first under their new identity. "Leave Home" was released on Junior Boy's Own, as a preview of the imminent debut album and became the band's first chart hit, peaking at No. 17.
In July 1995, The Chemical Brothers released their debut album Exit Planet Dust (the title inspired by their name change) on Freestyle Dust/Junior Boy's Own. Exit Planet Dust is the debut album by British Electronica duo The Chemical Brothers, released in the UK on June 26 1995 It entered the UK charts at #9 and featured guest vocalist Beth Orton on the song "Alive Alone". Elizabeth Caroline Orton, commonly known as Beth Orton, (born December 14, 1970) is a BRIT Award –winning English Singer-songwriter It eventually went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. Shortly after its release, The Chemical Brothers signed to Virgin Records, to which they took their own offshoot label, Freestyle Dust. Virgin Records is a British Record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, and Nik Powell Freestyle Dust is a sub-label of Virgin Records UK It was set up in 1995 for releasing The Chemical Brothers albums & singles For their next single, in September 1995, they again used a guest vocalist, for the release of "Life Is Sweet", featuring their friend Tim Burgess, singer with The Charlatans. "Life Is Sweet" is the second single from The Chemical Brothers from their debut album Exit Planet Dust. The Charlatans (known in the United States as The Charlatans UK) are a British Alternative rock band It reached #25 in the singles charts. The single was also Select Magazine's Single Of The Month for October. The release included a Daft Punk remix of "Life Is Sweet". Daft Punk
In August 1995, the Chemical Brothers DJ'ed for Oasis at a Sheffield gig. Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991 Sheffield ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England The gig began to backfire when it became apparent that Liam Gallagher didn't seem to like any of the tracks they were spinning. William John Paul "Liam" Gallagher (born September 21, 1972 in Burnage, Manchester) is the lead singer of the British rock band The closest that they could come to pleasing him was the Happy Mondays' "Wrote For Luck". Happy Mondays are an English Alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. Gallagher proceeded to kick the Chemical Brothers off the turntables and procured a friend from The Verve to continue to DJ. The Verve (originally Verve) are an English rock band formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth He subsequently favoured obscure psychedelic material to the displeasure of the crowd. Modern psychedelia For "psychedelics" see Psychedelic drug.
Around this period, The Stone Roses asked the Chemical Brothers to remix "Begging You", from their "Second Coming" album. The Stone Roses were an English Alternative rock band formed in Manchester in 1984 After beginning work on a remix which they viewed as having potential, the Stone Roses changed their minds and the project was cancelled.
In October 1995, the duo returned to the Heavenly Sunday Social for a second and final run of DJ dates. They then became residents at the Heavenly Social on Saturdays at Turnmills. In November, The Chemical Brothers played the Astoria Theatre in London. The London Astoria is a music venue at 157 Charing Cross Road in London, England. At this time the Chems usually used a fusion of "Chemical Beats" and The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" as their encore. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 During the encore, however, Keith Flint from The Prodigy jumped up on stage to dance, wearing a t-shirt sporting the slogan "Occupation: mad bastard". Keith Charles Flint (born 17 September 1969 in Braintree Essex England) is a member of the British electronic band The Prodigy The Prodigy are an Electronic music group formed by Liam Howlett in 1990 in Braintree Essex, England. A few from the crowd subsequently joined in. This resulted in a power cable being kicked loose, bringing the show to a temporary close. The Chemical Brothers confessed to not being too bothered; "because he's Keith from the Prodigy, and he can do whatever the fuck he likes" Rowlands said later. Just before Christmas, 1995, they played their biggest gig to date, with The Prodigy, at the Brixton Academy. The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of London 's leading music venues
In January 1996, Exit Planet Dust went gold. The Chemical Brothers released their first new material in 6 months on Virgin, the "Loops Of Fury" EP. The four track release was limited to 20,000 copies. It entered the UK charts at #13. NME described the lead track as "splashing waves of synths across hard-hitting beats". The EP also contained a Dave Clarke remix of "Chemical Beats", and two other new tracks "Get Up On It Like This" and "(The Best Part Of) Breaking Up".
In February 1996, Select Magazine published a list of the 100 best albums of the 1990s thus far. "Exit Planet Dust" was listed at Number 39. In August 1996, The Chemical Brothers supported Oasis at Knebworth, where 125,000 people attended each of the two shows. The grounds of Knebworth House near the village of Knebworth has become a major venue for open air rock and pop concerts since
During the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, Rowlands and Simons had had another conversation with Noel Gallagher. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born 29 May 1967 in Manchester, England is the lead guitarist backing vocalist and occasional lead vocalist of British rock band Oasis Gallagher told them how much he liked Exit Planet Dust, and asked if he could sing on a future track, similar to the way Tim Burgess had worked on "Life Is Sweet". They didn't think much of the offer at the time, given how busy Gallagher would be with the release of Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, plus the complexities of dealing with each others' record companies. However, the duo later worked on a track which they thought would benefit from having a vocal on it. They sent Gallagher a tape of what they had done so far. He worked on it overnight, and left a message with them early the next morning that he was ready to record it. The track was called "Setting Sun" and was finally released in October 1996. It entered the UK charts at the top, giving the duo their first ever Number One single. "Setting Sun" was backed by a longer instrumental version, and also a new track "Buzz Tracks", which was not much more than a DJ tool. The three remaining Beatles' lawyers later wrote to the Chemical Brothers, mistakenly claiming that they had sampled Tomorrow Never Knows. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 " Tomorrow Never Knows " is the final track of The Beatles ' 1966 studio album Revolver. Virgin Records hired a musicologist to prove that they did not sample the classic 1960s psychedelic song. Psychedelic music is a term that refers to a broad set of popular music styles genres and scenes that may include Psychedelic rock, psychedelic folk, Psychedelic
In March 1997, the Brothers released the second track from their forthcoming album, to give the world a further taster of what to expect. "Block Rockin' Beats" went straight to #1 in the UK, thanks, this time, to its Schoolly D vocal sample and re-working of the bassline from 23 Skidoo's single "Coup". Schoolly D is the moniker of American Rapper Jesse B Weaver Jr The NME named it Single Of The Week and said "It throbs like your head might if you had just done a length underwater in a swimming pool full of amyl. Alkyl nitrites are Chemical compounds of structure R-ONO Formally they are Alkyl Esters of Nitrous acid. " It later won them a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance has been awarded since 1980.
Things were quite promising for the Brothers in the US at this time, "Setting Sun" was sitting at Number 80 in the Billboard Top 100, after selling around 80,000 copies, an excellent achievement for a European "dance" act. Sales from Exit Planet Dust were also around 150,000.
On April 7, 1997 the Chemical Brothers released their second album, Dig Your Own Hole. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Dig Your Own Hole is the second album by British Electronica duo The Chemical Brothers, released in the UK on April 7 1997 It was recorded at the band's own south London studio, with the title taken from graffiti on the wall outside. The album was well received in most circles. Mixmag rated it 10/10 and gave it the "Album of the Month" label, calling it "mad enough to be thrilling, slick enough for not even remotely coffee tables".
During the summer of 1997, the Brothers toured extensively, particularly in the States. They also became residents at Tokyo's Liquid Rooms. officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. In August, the Chemical Brothers achieved rapprochement with the US Dust Brothers, and asked them to remix forthcoming single "Elektrobank". They themselves also became highly sought-after for remixes for other artists. Metallica asked the Brothers several times to remix "Enter Sandman", but were repeatedly turned down. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. In September, the next single from Dig Your Own Hole, "Elektrobank" was released. In November, the pair played at Dublin's Point Theatre, with support from Carl Cox. Dublin (ˈdʌblɨn/ /ˈdʊblɨn or /ˈdʊbəlɪn/, bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh or cliə(ɸ is both the largest city and capital of Ireland. Carl Cox (born July 29, 1962 in Oldham, Lancashire, England) is an international techno and house They also began a US tour in Detroit.
At the end of the year, Dig Your Own Hole's final track, the nine minute-long "The Private Psychedelic Reel" gave rise to a limited-edition mini-EP of the same name. The b-side consisted of a live version of "Setting Sun", recorded at the Lowlands Festival, Netherlands on August 24, 1997. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s The Netherlands ( Dutch:, ˈnedərlɑnt is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which consists of the Netherlands the Netherlands Events 49 BC - Julius Caesar 's General Gaius Scribonius Curio is defeated in the Second Battle of the Bagradas River Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Also in December, following four sold-out US shows, The Chemical Brothers toured the UK, finishing with a sold-out gig at London's Brixton Academy. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of London 's leading music venues
In 1998, they concentrated more on DJ'ing, although some remixes did see the light of day, including "I Think Im In Love" from Spiritualized. Spiritualized are an English Space rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby Warwickshire by Jason Pierce (who often goes by the alias J Both a vocal remix and an instrumental remix were included in the single release. Each came in at over seven-and-a-half minutes. Another remix completed by the Brothers was "Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp", from Mercury Rev. Mercury Rev is an American Rock music group, formed in the mid 1980s in Buffalo New York. This was another extension in the association between the two bands, since Mercury Rev's Jonathon Donahue contributed to "The Private Psychedelic Reel" on Dig Your Own Hole.
In September 1998, a second mix album, Brothers Gonna Work It Out, was released. It contains some of their own tracks and remixes, as well as songs from artists who have influenced their sound, such as Renegade Soundwave, Meat Beat Manifesto, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, and Kenny 'Dope' Gonzales. Renegade Soundwave (sometimes shortened to RSW) was an Electronic music group Meat Beat Manifesto, often shortened to Meat Beat or MBM, is an Electronic music outfit originally consisting of Jack Dangers and Jonny
In May 1999, The Chemical Brothers played three UK dates in Manchester, Sheffield and Brighton, their first since December 1997. Sheffield ( is a city and Metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England Brighton ( is a town on the south coast of England and with its neighbour Hove, forms the city of Brighton and Hove. Also that month, they released their first new original material in two years, a track called "Hey Boy, Hey Girl". This was more house influenced than hip-hop. House music is a style of Electronic dance music initially popularized in mid-1980s Discothèques catering to the African-American, Latino In interviews at the time, Rowlands and Simons indicated that the track was inspired by nights out at Sheffield club "Gatecrasher". The track was also one of their more commercially accessible tracks and went to number 3 in the UK charts.
The third album Surrender was released in June 1999. Surrender is the third album from The Chemical Brothers and was released on June 22, 1999. It featured vocals from Noel Gallagher, Mercury Rev's Jonathan Donahue and Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval. Jonathan Donahue (born May 6, 1966, Kingston NY) is an American rock Musician. Mazzy Star was an American Dream pop band They formed in 1989 from the band Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Hope Sandoval (born June 24 1966 is an American Singer-songwriter who was lead singer for Mazzy Star and later Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions As "Hey Boy, Hey Girl" had suggested, the album was more house-oriented than the previous two. On one of the album's stand out tracks, "Out Of Control", New Order's Bernard Sumner supported by Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie provided vocals. New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner ( vocals, Guitars Synthesizers, Peter Hook Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956 in Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England) is a British singer Primal Scream are a Brit-nominated Scottish Alternative rock group formed in 1982 in Glasgow by Bobby Gillespie ( vocals Bobby Gillespie (born Robert Gillespie 22 June 1962, Glasgow) is a Scottish Musician. It reached Number 1 in the UK album charts, and was widely praised in the print media. The Michel Gondry-directed music video for "Let Forever Be", which utilized ground-breaking video and film effects in its depiction of a young woman's nightmares, also received a lot of attention. Michel Gondry, born May 8 1963 is a French Academy Award -winning Screenwriter, Film, commercial and Music video director A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics A nightmare is a Dream which causes a strong unpleasant emotional response from the sleeper typically fear or horror being in situations of extreme danger or the sensations
Later that summer, The Brothers headlined the Glastonbury dance tent on the Friday night, followed by a UK tour which ended in December and included Homelands Scotland on September 4. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The For the Magic The Gathering expansion set see Homelands (Magic The Gathering. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. In November, "Out Of Control", featuring Sumner and Gillespie on vocals, was released as single. The release also contained the much anticipated Sasha remix. Sasha (born Alexander Coe on 4 September 1969 is a Welsh DJ and record producer A remix is an alternative version of a song different from the original version The final single from Surrender, in February 2000, was the five track "Music: Response" EP, containing the title track and two remixes, plus a new track, "Freak of the Week", and a track called "Enjoyed", which was essentially a remix of "Out Of Control" by the Brothers themselves.
A CD copy of Surrender was placed in the third Blue Peter time capsule, buried in January 2000. Blue Peter is a BBC Television programme for children It is shown on CBBC, both in its BBC One programming block and on the A time capsule is a historic cache of goods and/or information usually intended as a method of Communication with people in the future
In June 2000, Tom and Ed played the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival pulling in the largest audience ever seen in the Festival's history. In August 2000 they played to a large crowd at the main stage at Creamfields festival, Ireland. Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. Highlights of their live set included "Out Of Control" and "Hey Boy, Hey Girl". In December 2000, The Chemical Brothers aired one of their new tracks, "It Began in Afrika" at their New York DJ gigs, supporting U2. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous According to Rowlands, the new track was described as having:
In 2001, they were quite active with releases and live performances. Early in the year, they began working on a fourth album, provisionally titled "Chemical Four". The first track which fans got a taste of was "It Began In Afrika", as previously played in their DJ set in New York. The track would make its live debut in California in April 2001, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, to much acclaim. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day annual music and arts festival organized by Goldenvoice Another new track also got its public debut at Coachella, "Galaxy Bounce". As has become customary for their releases and experiments, "It Began In Afrika" was first pressed as a promo, as part of the "Electronic Battle Weapon" series. It received much airplay on dance music radio shows in the UK, and became more and more popular in clubs over the course of the summer. It also became one of the "anthems" in Ibiza as the summer progressed. Ibiza (Eivissa is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea about 80 km off the coast of Spain It was given a full commercial single release in September, reaching #8 in the UK singles chart, even though no promotional video was made for the track.
Rowlands and Simons also remixed a track from Fatboy Slim's "Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars", entitled "Song For Shelter. "
The Chemical Brothers finished work on another album, Come with Us, in October 2001. Come With Us is the fourth album by The Chemical Brothers and was released on January 29, 2002 (see 2002 in music) It featured collaborations with Richard Ashcroft ("The Test"), formerly of The Verve, and long-time collaborator Beth Orton ("The State We're In"). Richard Paul Ashcroft (born September 11 1971 in Billinge Higher End Lancashire) is an English Singer-songwriter. The Verve (originally Verve) are an English rock band formed in Wigan, Greater Manchester in 1989 at Winstanley Sixth Elizabeth Caroline Orton, commonly known as Beth Orton, (born December 14, 1970) is a BRIT Award –winning English Singer-songwriter The album was released in January 2002, preceded by a single, "Star Guitar", a melodic, Balearic Beat number, with a promotional video by Michel Gondry that featured passing scenery synchronized to the beat viewed through a train window. Balearic Beat or Balearic House is an eclectic blend of DJed Dance music that originally emerged in the mid-1980s Michel Gondry, born May 8 1963 is a French Academy Award -winning Screenwriter, Film, commercial and Music video director What would be the second track on the album, "It Began in Afrika", was released September 10, 2001 to be circulated around the clubbing scene where it was a popular hit. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. "Star Guitar" was also released as a DVD single, the pair's first. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
The album, Come with Us, was less well received than their previous albums, but nonetheless went straight in at #1 in the UK album charts in the first week of its release, selling 100,000 copies. In April, the title track from the album was released as a single with remixes by Fatboy Slim as part of a double-A sided release with "The Test". Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook, (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963 is a British DJ and Big beat musician
During the summer of 2002, The Chemical Brothers traveled the festival circuit to promote the album. Later in 2002, they released two EPs, one specifically aimed at Japan and the other the US (entitled AmericanEP). AmericanEP is an EP released by The Chemical Brothers in 2002 following the release of their successful album Come with Us. Both contained remixes, live versions and B-sides.
One of their other major songs from this album was "Galaxy Bounce", which was popular and featured as the main title music for the Xbox game Project Gotham Racing. The Xbox is a sixth-generation Video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. Project Gotham Racing ( PGR) is a Racing game, the first in its series, developed by Bizarre Creations and published by
"Star Guitar" was featured as a song on the PSP's Lumines II. The PlayStation Portable (officially abbreviated PSP) is a Handheld game console manufactured and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Lumines II is a sequel to the puzzle game Lumines. The game was released in November 2006 in Europe and North America, and in February
Late 2002 and early 2003, saw Rowlands and Simons back in the studio, working on new material, including "The Golden Path", a collaboration with Wayne Coyne, the lead singer of The Flaming Lips. Wayne Michael Coyne (born January 13 1961 is the Lead singer, Guitarist and principal Songwriter for the band The Flaming Lips. The Flaming Lips (formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983 is an American rock band This was released in September 2003, at the same time as a "best of" album, entitled Singles 93-03 marking ten years of The Chemical Brothers' releases. Singles 93-03 included most, but not all, of their singles. A second new track, in addition to "The Golden Path", was included on the album, called "Get Yourself High". Singles 93-03 was also released on DVD, whose extra features included selected live performances and interviews with Rowlands, Simons and many of their collaborators from throughout the period. "Get Yourself High", which featured Canadian rapper k-os on vocals, was released as a single in November 2003. k-os (born Kevin Brereton on February 20 1972 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian Rapper, singer songwriter and record producer of
In late 2003 and 2004, The Chemical Brothers continued to work in the studio, on new material and a remix of "Slow" by Kylie Minogue. Kylie Ann Minogue, OBE, born 28 May 1968 is an Australian pop Singer - Songwriter and occasional Actress. After being released on rare white label vinyl, it was subsequently given a commercial release in March on CD (on her next single "Red Blooded Woman") and on exclusive 12" vinyl picture disc (containing two other Kylie remixes). In Summer 2004 they returned to the festival circuit, including appearances at the Glastonbury Festival, Tokyo, Scotland and Ireland. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world They also visited South America for the first time, arriving at Chile, Argentina and Brazil. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Chile, officially the Republic of Chile ( Spanish:) is a country in South America occupying a long and narrow Coastal strip wedged between the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Argentina topics. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld It was during these sets that they played new material, including "Acid Children", which proved to be one of the most popular new tracks.
In September 2004 The Chemical Brothers released the seventh Electronic Battle Weapon. "Electronic Battle Weapon 7" was being released as a one-sided promo-only 12", containing "Acid Children". A marked departure from the Chemical Brothers' previous musical endeavours, it featured a screeching 303 bassline and a distinctive vocal sample; a pitch-altered sample of freddy's revenge proclaiming "You Are All My Children Now!", which is lifted from an old horror film, A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: freddy's Revenge. Coupled with the projection of a sinister clown mouthing these same words at their live gigs made for quite an experience.
The Electronic Battle Weapon series of promo releases have typically been newly recorded Chemical Brothers tracks, released on promo to allow DJs to test them in a club environment, and to gauge their popularity.
In 2004, The Chemical Brothers began work on Push the Button, their fifth studio album, which features collaborations with Tim Burgess, Kele Okereke and Anwar Superstar, amongst others. Push the Button is the fifth Studio album by British Electronica group The Chemical Brothers, first released in January Tim Burgess (born Timothy Allan Burgess May 30 1967, Salford, England) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act The Charlatans Kele Okereke (born Kelechukwu Rowland Okereke on 13 October 1981 in Liverpool) is the vocalist and Guitarist for English Indie rock Anwar Superstar, born Anwar Khalil Prescott, is an American Hip hop artist The album was released on January 24, 2005. Events 41 - Gaius Caesar (Caligula, known for his eccentricity and cruel Despotism, is Assassinated by his disgruntled Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
"Galvanize", which features Q-Tip on vocals, was the first single to be taken from Push the Button, and premiered exclusively on iTunes. " Galvanize " is the first single from The Chemical Brothers 2005 Album Push the Button. Q-Tip (born Jonathan Davis, April 10, 1970, in Harlem New York) is an American hip-hop emcee, Singer, Actor iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc The single was released on January 17, 2005, and entered the UK chart at #3. Events 38 BC - Octavian marries Livia Drusilla. 1287 - King Alfonso III of Aragon invades Minorca Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The second single "Believe" (featuring Kele Okereke from Bloc Party) failed to crack top 10, but still made it into the top 20, peaking at #18. Bloc Party are a British Indie rock band composed of Kele Okereke on vocals and Rhythm guitar, Russell Lissack on "The Boxer", featuring Tim Burgess, became the duo's first single to fail to crack the top 40.
The album and single "Galvanize" won a Grammy in the Grammy Awards of 2006. The 48th Annual Grammy Awards was a ceremony honoring the best in music for the recording year beginning September 15 2004 and ending September 14 2005 One of the songs in this album, "The Big Jump" appears in the video game Burnout Revenge, as well as Project Gotham Racing 3. Burnout Revenge is the fourth Video game in the Burnout series of racing games released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox Project Gotham Racing 3 ( PGR3 for short is an arcade-style Racing game that was released with the launch of the Xbox 360 on The track "Surface To Air" features a pulsing chord progression and baseline reminiscent of the intro to The Strokes song "The Modern Age".
In September 2006, the Chemical Brothers were revealed as the first musicians to be involved in Tate Tracks. Tate Modern invited various groups and songwriters to choose a work that inspired them from the gallery's collection of modern art and then write a track about it. The Tate Modern in London is Britain 's national museum of international Modern art and is with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, The Chemical Brothers' submission, Rock Drill, was inspired by the Jacob Epstein sculpture Torso in Metal from The Rock Drill, and can be heard on headphones in front of the work in the gallery. Sir Jacob Epstein ( 10 November 1880 – 19 August 1959) was an American-born sculptor who worked chiefly in the UK where From October 2006, it also became available to hear online at the Tate Tracks website.
The Chemicals welcomed June 2006 with an announcement on their official forum stating that the duo had been working on fresh material, specifically an album, codenamed 'Chemical 6'. . Simons also announced that the band would be playing select venues in the Summer 2007 season, specifying Rome, and also Fabric in London. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 Fabric is a Nightclub in London, United Kingdom. It is one of the largest and most popular night clubs in the UK and widely regarded as one of the best Simons is also quoted as saying that the duo are 'hoping to put a battle weapon out for the summer,', retrieved possibly referring to the 'Electronic Battle Weapon' series, which are somewhat experimental tracks the band occasionally release on white label. This article is about the vinyl records for other uses see White Label (disambiguation.
Electronic Battle Weapon 8 & 9 were debuted on Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 show on December 8, 2006. Peter "Pete" Tong (born July 30, 1960) is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. Events 1609 - Biblioteca Ambrosiana opens its reading room the second public library of Europe. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The double sided vinyl was finally released just before The Chemical Brother's much anticipated New Years Eve gig at the famous Turnmills in London. Turnmills was a London nightclub on the corner of Turnmill Street and Clerkenwell Road in the London Borough of Islington. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The vinyl had a limited edition release worldwide and has been received well by fans, DJs and critics alike. Electronic Battle Weapon 8 at about six and a half minutes is very distinct from the 'big acid' style that the earlier battle weapons adhered to. It is characterised by 'thundering dirty drums' with a rising synth line, and to many it is perceived as being one of the most euphoric tracks that the Chemicals have released. A version of this track features on the We Are The Night album and is entitled 'Saturate'. Electronic Battle Weapon 9 is typical Chemicals dancefloor track with their trademark vocoder vocals coupled with sirens and a basic 'tribal' melody. A vocoder, ˈvoʊkoʊdər (a Portmanteau of vox/voc ( voice) and encoder) is an analysis / synthesis system mostly used for speech in which the input is
At the same Turnmills gig, the Brothers also played a previously un-released song at midnight to welcome 2007 which went down well with the crowd. Turnmills was a London nightclub on the corner of Turnmill Street and Clerkenwell Road in the London Borough of Islington. This track eventually emerged as Burst Generator, found on the album We Are The Night. Many are left wondering if the latest in the Electronic Battle Weapon series were simply one off genius pieces or signal a new direction they could take with the new album, perhaps swaying from their genre defining 'big beat' psychedelic albums of the past. Big beat (sometimes called chemical breaks) is a term deployed in the mid 1990s by the British music press to describe the music of The Chemical Brothers, Modern psychedelia For "psychedelics" see Psychedelic drug.
On March 21, 2007, The Chemical Brothers officially announced their forthcoming album on MySpace. Events 630 - Byzantine emperor Heraclius restores the True Cross to Jerusalem. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. MySpace is a popular social networking Website offering an interactive user-submitted network of friends personal profiles blogs groups photos music and The new album entitled We Are the Night, was released on July 2, 2007 in the United Kingdom and July 17, 2007 in the United States. We Are the Night is the sixth Studio album by English Electronica duo The Chemical Brothers, first released on June 27 Events 310 - Pope Miltiades is elected 626 - In fear of assassination Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Chemicals cited a delay in the production of artwork for this delay.  EMI subsequently released an online 'old-skool' The Chemical Brothers computer game as an apology.  The track listing was released to the fans on the official mailing list on April 10th. The new album is heavily collaborated with the likes of Klaxons (on "All Rights Reversed"), Midlake (on "The Pills Won't Help You Now"), Ali Love (on "Do It Again") and Willy Mason (on "Battle Scars"). Klaxons are a English Indie rock / Dance punk band based in London Midlake is an American rock band from Denton Texas. The band first gained popularity in Europe, signing to Bella Union Ali Love (born 1982 is a solo musician He was signed to Columbia Records. " Do It Again " is a song by the English Electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers and is the fifth track on their 2007 studio Willy Mason (born 21 November 1984) is an American singer-songwriter
On April 12, 2007, Pete Tong again had the privilege of giving the world the very first preview of a Chemicals track. Events 467 - Anthemius is elevated to Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Peter "Pete" Tong (born July 30, 1960) is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. This time it was the first single "Do It Again" off their new album, aired on his BBC Radio One "In New Music We Trust" show. . The track is widely regarded as dance floor friendly, dominated by pop vocals and a minimalistic production approach. The track is regarded as a 'grower' after gaining mixed reviews after the first listen on Pete Tong's show, with its simplistic catchy vocals and electro beat. Peter "Pete" Tong (born July 30, 1960) is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. Electro ( electro-boogie, electro-funk) is a Genre of Electronic music directly influenced by the use of TR-808 and Funk The official release of the single was June 4 (digital download) and June 14 (12", 7" and CD). Events 781 BC - The first historic Solar eclipse is recorded in China. Events 1276 - While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the
In 2008, The Chemical Brothers' music will also be featured in a movie adaption of Irvine Welsh's best-selling novel Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance. Ecstasy Three Tales of Chemical Romance is a collection of three Novellas by Irvine Welsh. Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958 Leith, Edinburgh) is a contemporary Scottish novelist, best known for his novel Trainspotting Ecstasy Three Tales of Chemical Romance is a collection of three Novellas by Irvine Welsh.
The album went on general release in the UK on July 2nd.
The Chemical Brothers supplied a new track for the Heroes Soundtrack titled 'Keep My Composure'
The Chemical Brothers are credited as being one of the few truly arena-sized electronic acts. Their live acts comprise large screens displaying psychedelic images, strobe lights and lasers that project over the crowd. Modern psychedelia For "psychedelics" see Psychedelic drug. A laser is a device that emits Light ( Electromagnetic radiation) through a process called Stimulated emission. There has been speculation over how much of their live gigs are pre-recorded, although they insist (on their official website FAQ) that they have a mere outline of track order and the rest is mixed live. This would seem to be confirmed by concert goers who have seen gigs on consecutive nights and have posted notable differences between the sets played (see External links below. )
The Brothers have also played at many major festivals, from Glastonbury to Reading and currently hold the record for most gigs performed in a year at the Brixton Academy. For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The The Brixton Academy or Brixton is one of London 's leading music venues The brothers have infamously despite their high status in the mainstream, never appeared on Top of the Pops, with the use of music videos to replace the performance, sometimes accompanied by a video apoligising for their absence. Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart Television programme, made and broadcast In 1999 a live US tour video of "Hey Boy, Hey Girl" was shown, even though the song was not in the top 40 at the time, and also released other singles before then at the time.
In addition to performing their own music they also hold regular DJ nights where they mix other artist's tracks (in the style of Brothers Gonna Work It Out). A disc jockey (also known as DJ or deejay) is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience
As with their recorded albums The Chemical Brothers are well known for their incorporation of guest vocalists into their live performances. Notable appearances in recent gigs have included Bernard Sumner of New Order, who sang on the original "Out of Control", and Tim Burgess. Bernard Sumner (born 4 January 1956 in Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England) is a British singer New Order are an English rock group formed in 1980 by Bernard Sumner ( vocals, Guitars Synthesizers, Peter Hook Tim Burgess (born Timothy Allan Burgess May 30 1967, Salford, England) is the lead singer of British rock/indie act The Charlatans
The duo also played at the launch event for the Wii gaming device.
On the night of the 1 September 2007, The Chemical Brothers played at the main stage of the Electric Picnic to a crowd of around 20,000. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Electric Picnic is an annual boutique arts and Music festival which has been staged since 2004 in Stradbally Hall Stradbally, County Laois in The festival was however marred by the death of a 23 year-old fan. The incident occurred as The Chemical Brothers came to a climax at 2 a. m. early on the Sunday morning. Organiser John Reynolds extended his sympathies and said: "A young man took ill at the festival, was treated at the medical centre, removed to Port Laoise Hospital and was later pronounced dead. " Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious. 
The Chemical Brothers took over the streets of downtown Los Angeles on September 29, 2007, headlining the 13th Annual Nocturnal Wonderland Festival. Events 522 BC - Darius I of Persia kills the Magian usurper Gaumâta securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The duo have been announced as one of the head-liners for Roskilde Festival 2008 in Denmark. Roskilde Festival is held south of Roskilde in Denmark and is one of the four biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe (the other three being The festival is held from the 3rd-6th of July and is the biggest festival in Northern Europe.
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