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The Chemical Brothers: Beat generation

Sean O'Hagan, The Guardian, 12 June 1999

The Chemical Brothers are the Clark Kents of dance music — mild-mannered and thoughtful in private, impossibly fast, pile-drivingly powerful on stage. So how did two students of medieval history come to invent the sound of Big Beat?

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