On March 24,1997 the Chemical Brothers released the second single off their album 'Dig Your Own Hole'. Block Rockin' Beats is one of their most iconic tracks, packed with the high-octane energy you'd expect from a late 90s break beat monster. It's not only a synth tour de force but an exceptional example of live drums being produced to the max - sampled from 'Changes' by Bernard Purdie. The video was directed by their long-time collaborators Dom & Nic and the track reached number 1 on the UK singles chart.
Here's Emily Dolan Davies smashing our her incendiary cover on the drums!
Do you have any fond memories of this track?
Gaz Williams asks the quesions
Top end studio monitors?
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Music store tour