#41: The Chemical Brothers – C-H-E-M-I-C-A-L


Over a quarter of century after emerging out of Manchester Uni clubnights at Owen’s Park in Fallowfield, The Chemical Brothers are still slaying the electronic music scene in 2016. They release music just rarely enough to keep the mystique intact and the quality top notch. Their last LP ‘Born in the Echoes’ was a triumph, and this standalone single from October is an absolute smash. Starting with a kitsch and potentially annoying sample of a crowd chanting out the spelling of their name, it soon dissolves into an avalanche of jungle beats and squelched synths. Some will dismiss it as a heritage act trying to stay relevant, but clearly if this was a new artist, people would be excited.


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