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BBC 6 Music pays tribute to The Chemical Brothers

The Chems shared their favourite tracks and more

  • Max Penny-Barrow
  • 11 November 2019
BBC 6 Music pays tribute to The Chemical Brothers

BBC Radio 6 Music has paid tribute to The Chemical Brothers.

Marking 20 years since the release of their third album 'Surrender', the duo appeared on the station last weekend with mixes, playlists and a discussion of their most cherished cuts.

The coverage commenced last Friday, with a two-hour interview hosted by Lauren Laverne, talking about the pair’s favourite records from the last couple of decades, crammed alongside anecdotes from both behind the decks and inside the studio.

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Lauren asked them what it was like working with New Order’s Bernard Sumner, to which they replied: “He came down to the studio late Friday night and his guitar roadie dropped off his guitar. Then Bernard tuned his guitar by playing 'Love Will Tear Us Apart'. At the time we were like ‘Oh wow this is really happening!’. He was such a nice guy, he really got into the collaboration.”

During the show, Tom and Ed explore a host of records from Beastie Boys, Spiritualized, Derrick May, New Order, Sly & Robbie and Frankie Knuckles.

Later the same evening Nenome presented a special mix from the brothers, weaving in her own varied combination of old-skool dance, electronica, beats, funk and hip hop.

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The programming also includes highlights of their Glastonbury set from 2000, presented by Chris Hawkins.

Tom and Ed also curate their own playlists, with a genre defying range of tracks from the likes of Midland, Steve Lacy, Skee Mask, Underworld, Tyler, The Creator and Bon Iver.

The programs are available to listen to here.

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