The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers are an English electronic music duo formed by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons in Manchester in 1989. They were pioneers along with the Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, daft punk and many morein bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. They released their debut album Exit Planet Dust in 1995 and it eventually went on to sell over a million copies worldwide. After attracting Virgin Records, the duo achieved more widespread success with their second album Dig Your Own Hole which was released in 1997. Their name came about in 1995 after they dropped their original name of "The Dust Brothers" due to the existence of a different band with the same name. "The Chemical Brothers" refers to the duo's 1993 groundbreaking "Chemical Beats," which epitomised their genre-defining sound.