The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

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The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, who met at the University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom in 1992. Initially they called themselves "The Dust Brothers." They changed their name in 1995 given the preexisting American production duo "The Dust Brothers," their burgeoning popularity and the threat of legal action from the originals. Thus, their first album as The Chemical Brothers was titled Exit Planet Dust. More Info »

Top Albums

  • Push the Button
    Push the Button
  • Surrender
    Surrender
  • Further
    Further
  • Dig Your Own Hole
    Dig Your Own Hole
  • Brotherhood
    Brotherhood
  • We Are the Night
    We Are the Night
  • Come With Us
    Come With Us
  • Exit Planet Dust
    Exit Planet Dust
  • Hanna
    Hanna
  • Theme For Velodrome
    Theme For Velodrome
  • The Salmon Dance
    The Salmon Dance
  • Singles 93-03
    Singles 93-03
  • Another World
    Another World
  • Swoon
    Swoon
  • Setting Sun
    Setting Sun
  • Bugged Out! Classics
    Bugged Out! Classics
  • Galvanize
    Galvanize
  • Hey Boy Hey Girl
    Hey Boy Hey Girl
  • B-Sides - Vol. 1
    B-Sides - Vol. 1
  • ディグ・ユア・オウン・ホール(紙ジャケット仕様)
    ディグ・ユア・オウン・ホール(紙ジャケット仕様)
  • Let Forever Be
    Let Forever Be
  • Singles 93 - 03
    Singles 93 - 03
  • Star Guitar
    Star Guitar
  • Block Rockin' Beats
    Block Rockin' Beats
  • Music:Response
    Music:Response
  • Elektrobank
    Elektrobank
  • Loops of Fury
    Loops of Fury
  • The Golden Path
    The Golden Path
  • Get Yourself High
    Get Yourself High
  • Do It Again
    Do It Again
  • The Boxer
    The Boxer
  • Leave Home
    Leave Home
  • Brother's Gonna Work It Out
    Brother's Gonna Work It Out
  • Life Is Sweet
    Life Is Sweet
  • Chemical Four
    Chemical Four
  • Midnight Madness
    Midnight Madness
  • Brothers Gonna Work It Out
    Brothers Gonna Work It Out
  • Out Of Control
    Out Of Control
  • Singles 93-03 (bonus disc)
    Singles 93-03 (bonus disc)
  • Believe
    Believe
  • It Began In Afrika
    It Began In Afrika
  • サレンダー (紙ジャケット仕様)
    サレンダー (紙ジャケット仕様)
  • The Private Psychedelic Reel
    The Private Psychedelic Reel
  • Live 05
    Live 05
  • Come With Us/The Test
    Come With Us/The Test
  • AmericanEP
    AmericanEP
  • さらばダスト惑星(紙ジャケット仕様)
    さらばダスト惑星(紙ジャケット仕様)
  • Music: Response
    Music: Response

The Chemical Brothers. Artist Bio

The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, who met at the University of Manchester, England, United Kingdom in 1992. Initially they called themselves "The Dust Brothers." They changed their name in 1995 given the preexisting American production duo "The Dust Brothers," their burgeoning popularity and the threat of legal action from the originals. Thus, their first album as The Chemical Brothers was titled Exit Planet Dust.

Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, Underworld, Orbital, Apollo 440 and a few other less-known acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat electronic dance genre to the forefront of pop culture. They are known for their high-quality DJ sets, an example of which can be found on their album Brothers Gonna Work It Out.

Many of their tracks have been in the UK charts as well as those in other countries. Wide belief is that their best album is "Surrender" however "Dig Your Own Hole" is considered their masterwork by a significant number of Chemical Brother connoisseurs and they are known for producing a style which evolves greatly between albums.

Their song, Galvanize, was featured in Budweiser TV commercials in the U.S. giving it a great degree of exposure and popularity.

They composed the original soundtrack for the feature film Hanna.

Songfacts reports that "Theme From Velodrome" was one of five official tracks selected by the Olympic committee to soundtrack the London 2012 Games.

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