Back when they operated under The Dust Brothers moniker in the early ‘90s, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons were a breath of fresh air on the London DJ circuit. The legendary Sunday Social Sessions in the basement of The Albany pub saw the duo pump out sweet soul, angry punk, block-rocking hip-hop, Beatles bangers and acid techno to a jam-packed faithful.
While not as technical as their hero Andy Weatherall (they went as far as to say they couldn’t even DJ in early interviews), their incendiary mix had the social elite dancing on tables and passing the poppers round.
As The Chemicals, they went on to become one of the biggest draws in dance music, and their style became less adventurous, but keep ‘em peeled and you might just hear them drop one of the signature curveballs that made their name.
The Chems at Fabric, still rocking The Beatles. Yes!