This November, BBC Radio 6 Music has ‘Something for the Weekend’ celebrating 20 years since the Chemical Brothers captured the spirit of ‘90s rave culture on their classic third album, Surrender. All the programmes are available live and on demand on BBC Sounds.
Tonight, Lauren Laverne (7-9pm), kicks things off with Lauren talking to the duo about the music that has meant the most to them over the course of the last two decades in this special. In the show, Tom and Ed pick tunes from the likes of Beastie Boys, Spirtualized, Derrick May and New Order, reflect on their own back catalogue and share stories from both their live shows and the studio.
Lauren Laverne said: “It’s great to be celebrating this classic album on 6 Music. The Chemical Brothers have been such an influence on the music scene, so it’s been a lot of fun catching up with them to hear their influences and great stories, and sharing some of their favourite tracks with our listeners.”
Also on Friday, Nemone (Nov 8, 11pm–12am) features a special Chemical Brothers mix along with her usual eclectic mix of new and old skool dance, electronica, beats, breaks, funk and hip-hop. On Saturday November 9, the 6 Music Classic Concert (2am – 3am) has highlights of Ed and Tom's memorable set at Glastonbury in 2000, presented by Chris Hawkins. Rounding off the weekend, in Sunday’s Now Playing (Nov 10, 6-8pm), listeners create the playlist with presenter Tom Robinson asking for their favourite song from a DJ or producer and looking into collaborations of when electro meets rock. Also on Sunday, The Chemical Brothers pick their own hour long playlists - Tom Rowland’s Playlist (1am) and Ed Simon’s Playlist (2am) where listeners can expect tracks from likes of Underground Resistance, Skee Mask, Brittany Howard and Shasta Cuts.