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Chemistry Set: the Chemical Brothers

John Robb, Loaded, 1995

WHEN THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS come to town, DJ'ing takes on a whole new dimension. The duo play the decks like two fucked-up guitar gods. Lanky Tom Rowlands, with his steamed up bi-focals and long hair flailing back and forwards, and skinny Ed Simons, with his occasional afro and wry chuckle, are rapt in sweat-strewn concentration. They're not just putting records on – they are giving the decks a good kicking.

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