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The Chemical Brothers are an English dance group consisting of Tom Rowlands (11 January 1971) and Ed Simons (9 June 1970). The band makes electronic music, somewhat comparable to acts such as The Prodigy and Faithless, and made some big hits since 1995. The Chemical Brothers are important pioneers in the area of thebig-beat sound in the late nineties. They know also apart from this sound as big dance music groups. The Group has worked with many great artists. The Chemical Brothers are paying a lot of attention to their video clips, making them a popular act were on music channels.

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Genesis[Edit]Edit

The Chemical Brothers was in 1989 in Manchester formed where Tom and Ed met during a course of history at the University there. They started together as DJ's, under the name Dust Brothers. They were popular in the clubs with a mix of house and other styles, such as hiphopbreaks. But also elements from punk and rock were settled back in the dj sets.

The first single from the duo, Song to the siren, was a small success in the scene. The now graduate Dust Brothers moved to London, where she two new singles (14th century sky and My mercury mouth) shots. Of that first ep was the number Chemical beats the big break. They were enjoying increasing popularity and was due to more remix work for Primal Scream and The Prodigy Voodoo People , namely of the single.

In 1998 they released the mix album, Brothers gonna work it out from. The album consisted of only five tracks, which again from different mixes of tracks existed.

Breakthrough to large audience[Edit]Edit

In 1995 the duo had to change their name for legal reasons. Their original name (The Dust Brothers) they had chosen from tribute to an American producentenduo. After also the Dust Brothers U.K. suggestion was rejected, they decided to call themselves The Chemical Brothers . The band, however, was already so well known that they inflicted little damage. The first album, Exit planet dust was a success, especially thanks to the breakthrough-cult success "Leave Home". The album consists of two parts. The first part is stirring big beat and the second part more quiet listen music. On the album they started with the tradition to rock singers to do a guest contribution. Tim Burgess of The Charlatans was the first that got the honor. Also a singer Beth Orton is told. When the album in stores was the music press lyrical. The Chemical brothers were next to the dance audience also embraced by the rock audience[1]

Oasisfrontman Noel Gallagher was so impressed with the album that he recorded a single with The Chemical Brothers: Setting sun. Also if The Chemical Brothers for the Knebworthconcert of Oasis are. The singleSetting sun was the first harbinger of Dig your own hole. On this album is the sound even harder and firmer. A guest are Quincy Jones and Mercury Rev. It was an even bigger success than its predecessor and sold two million times. Also the single Block rockin' beats grew into a classic. The Dutch music channel TMF used the song for years as a jingle.

Shift to different style[Edit]Edit

When the bigbeat hype in 1999 still was working, said the duo the sound goodbye with the album Surrender, which more influences from house and techno are heard and reduced considerably the number of breakbeats is. Hey boy, hey girl became the biggest hit that the two had until then and ascended even the charts. In the video clip to see those people only if a woman is running frames can see walk. Also, the video clips of Let forever be and Out of conrol were arranged on the music channels.

With the fourth album Come With Us seemed the Chemical Brothers more back to the underground to target, and that album was also commercially than less of a success. The exception was the quiet song Star guitar.

Success producers[Edit]Edit

They experienced a comeback with the fifth album from 2005, Push the Button with the big hit "Galvanize" that they shots with rapper q-tip of A Tribe Called Quest. The number grew to one of the playing relaxing sounds of that year. Believe also became a hit.

Two years later they were back with We Are the Night, on which the band Klaxons and Lightspeed champion guests. This album also had a strong single. Do it again, with Ali love, was the biggest hit that the duo made. Already, the Group also began to get criticism that the albums very regularly formula to get started. That bothered them a Grammy Award for best dance music groups within it.

Furtherappeared In 2010. This was new ground. No guest contribute more and a less accessible sound. All tracks were video clips created by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyal. The eight clips form a kind of film series.Hits brought the album not on.

Discography[Edit]Edit

Albums[Edit]Edit

Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Exit planet dust 26-06-1995 -
Dig your own hole 07-04-1997 12-04-1997 18 12
Surrender 21-06-1999 03-07-1999 14 16
Come with us 28-01-2002 09-02-2002 30 7
Singles 93-03 22-09-2003 - Compilation album
Push the button 24-01-2005 29-01-2005 7 13
We are the night 02-07-2007 07-07-2007 17 11
B-sides volume 1 26-11-2007 - Compilation album
Brotherhood 01-09-2008 - Compilation album
The Chemical Brothers 16-05-2010 - Compilation album
Further 07-06-2010 -
Don't think 23-03-2012 31-03-2012 89 1 Live Album
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 200 albums

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Exit planet dust 1995 10-02-1996 49 1
Dig your own hole 1997 26-04-1997 7 12
Surrender 1999 03-07-1999 6 14
Come with us 2002 02-02-2002 5 6
Singles 93-03 2003 04-10-2003 16 5 Compilation album
Push the button 2005 29-01-2005 1 (1wk) 30
We are the night 2007 07-07-2007 3 17
Brotherhood 2008 06-09-2008 15 9 Compilation album
Further 2010 19-06-2010 21 11
Don't think 2012 14-04-2012 79 3

Singles[Edit]Edit

Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Setting sun 1996 02-11-1996 tip16 - with Noel Gallagher
Hey boy hey girl 1999 19-06-1999 25 5 No. 29 in the Single Top 100
Let forever be 1999 - No. 89 in the Single Top 100
Out of control 1999 16-10-1999 tip16 -
Star guitar 2002 26-01-2002 tip9 - No. 76 in the Single Top 100
Galvanize 2004 29-01-2005 10 8 No. 11 in the Single Top 100
Believe 2005 09-04-2005 tip18 - No. 90 in the Single Top 100
Do it again 04-06-2007 09-06-2007 tip3 - No. 26 in the Single Top 100
The Salmon dance 10-09-2007 - No. 95 in the Single Top 100
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest

position

Number Of

weeks

Comments
Block rockin' beats 1997 12-04-1997 44 2
Hey boy hey girl 1999 12-06-1999 23 14 No. 23 in the Radio 2 Top 30
It began in Africa 2001 29-09-2001 46 1
Star guitar 2002 26-01-2002 tip8 -
Galvanize 2004 29-01-2005 13 13
Believe 2005 14-05-2005 48 1
Do it again 2007 02-06-2007 8 19
The Salmon dance 10-09-2007 15-09-2007 tip3 -
Midnight madness 2008 16-08-2008 tip13 -
Swoon 2010 15-05-2010 tip22 -

DVDs[Edit]Edit

DVDs with the Dutch Music charts in the Top 30 Date of

appear

Date of

entry

Highest 

position

Number Of 

weeks

Comments
Don't think 2012 31-03-2012 15 1

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