Personalities | The Chemical Brothers | Nineties | Rock

(Electronic group, 1989–present)

Initially working under the name The Dust Brothers, Tom Rowlands and Edward Simons began their career as DJs and remixers. After threats of litigation from US Dust Brothers they began recording under the name The Chemical Brothers. Their eclectic, analogue beat-driven dance tracks won a huge following. Live work and collaborations with John Lydon, Noel Gallagher and Beth Orton also displayed their versatility. Albums Dig Your Own Hole (1997) and Surrender (1999) remain classics.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
Personalities | Collective Soul | Nineties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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