Block Rockin' Beats: 25 Year Anniversary

US Chemical Brothers breakbeat behemoth      24/03/22

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?

 

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