The Chemical Brothers

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Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Tom Rowlands (Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, 11 January 1971, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, England) and Ed Simons (b. Edmund John Simons, 1970, Herne Hill, London, England) met while studying medieval history at Manchester Polytechnic in the late 80s. Rowlands became a member of the Balearic group Ariel, which put out a number of releases on Deconstruction Records. At the same time the pair found a common interest in acid house, techno and hip-hop and began DJing at house parties, calling themselves the Dust Brothers after the west coast hip-hop producers. They subsequently played at a club called ‘Naked Under Leather’ and began writing their own material to use. One track, ‘Song To The Siren’, was picked up by Junior Boy’s Own Records and released early in 1993. The pair were consequently invited to remix Lionrock’s ‘Packet Of Peace’ and tracks by various other artists, including Leftfield /John Lydon, Republica and the...

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