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Chems best mix CD,
This review is from: Live At The Social Volume 1 (Audio CD)
If you're a Chemical Brother fan, or a fan of early hip hop with an electronic edge, you'll definitely want this. This was released before their classic Exit Planet Dust album, and as a mix album only contains one of their songs. But as a DJ disc, it's about as good a disc for this style of music as you'll find- clever, original, well mixed, and picking songs that aren't overplayed.
Everything gets thrown into the pot: there's Meat Beat Manifesto's cut-up quality on "Cutman," great hip hop by artists such as Eric B & Rakim, and the chemical-beats sound they would later develop in titles like Red Snapper's "Wesley Don't Surf" and The Charlatans "Nine Acre Dust." True to their roots, there's a dose from their acid house influences.
This is what their "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" CD should have been.