The Chemical Brothers

The English duo The Chemical Brothers, Tom Rowlands and Ed consisting of Simons, has become popular in the late 1990s as a representative of Big Beat.

Band History

Initially, Rowlands and Simon called after a famous U.S. duo The Dust Brothers. With a growing popularity in 1995 Rowlands and Simon changed the band name after they were threatened with legal action.

The Chemical Brothers are together with Fatboy Slim, The Prodigy and The Crystal Method as pioneers of the big beat. With Setting Sun The Chemical Brothers in 1996 for the first time reached the top of the British charts. The international breakthrough came in 1997 with the Single Block Rockin ' Beats. 2004 My Elastic Eye was used in the movie The Butterfly Effect. My biggest ever hit Galvanize is from the album Push the Button by 2005. Single managed to Europe to enter the top 10 ( among other number one in Greece) and was able to keep it there for weeks. Shake Break Bounce from the same album can be heard in commercials for Ford S -MAX (2nd half of 2006). Also Do it Again was used for advertising, 2009/2010 for the perfume " One Million " by Paco Rabanne.

The Chemical Brothers were also spectacular, some award-winning music videos, especially Star Guitar, Hey Boy, Hey Girl, The Test, Let forever be or Believe on.


The font of The Chemical Brothers album is called Sho. It was designed in 1992 by Karl Georg Hoefer. The original logo differs only in the a and b of the Sho. Linotype holds the license for this font.


Studio albums

DJ mix albums


  • 2003: Singles '93 -'03
  • 2007: B -Sides Vol.1
  • 2008: Brotherhood - The Definitive Singles ( Compilation)



  • 2003: Singles 93-03 ( compilation of music videos and singles from 1993 to 2003, and concert recordings )


  • Galvanize
  • Leave Home
  • Life is Sweet
  • Setting Sun
  • Where Do I Begin
  • Block Rockin ' Beats
  • Elektrobank
  • The Private Psychedelic Reel
  • Hey Boy, Hey Girl
  • Let Forever Be
  • Out of Control
  • Music: Response
  • It Began in Africa
  • Star Guitar
  • The Golden Path
  • Get Yourself High
  • Believe
  • The Boxer (feat. Tim Burgess)
  • Do It Again
  • The Salmon Dance
  • Midnight Madness
  • Escape Velocity
  • Swoon
  • Another World
  • Chemical beats

Film Music

  • Who is Hanna?


  • Best Dance Recording for Galvanize
  • Best Electronic / Dance Album for Push The Button
  • Best Electronic / Dance Album for We Are The Night
  • Best Video for Believe


Pictures of The Chemical Brothers