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 their third album 'Surrender', the duo appeared on the station last weekend with mixes, playlists and a discussion 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 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 f 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 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 old-skool dance, electronica, beats, funk and hip hop.

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

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

The programs are available to listen to here.

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