The Chemical BrothersLive At The Social Volume 1

Label:Heavenly – HVNLP13CD
Series:Live At The Social – 1
CD, Mixed
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style:Breaks, Techno, Big Beat, Acid


1Unknown ArtistIntroduction0:36
2Meat Beat ManifestoCutman
Written-By, ProducerJack Dangers
3Davy DMXThe DMX Will Rock
ProducerDavy DMX
Written-ByDavid Reeves (2)
4Cash $ & Marvellous*Mighty Hard Rocker
Written-ByMartin C Berryman*
5Crooklyn ClanYes We Can
Co-producerCount Zombie
Producer, Mixed By, Arranged ByDJ Riz, DJ Sizzahandz
6Carlos 'After Dark' Berrios*Doin' It After Dark (D-Ski's Dance)
Written-ByC Berrios*
7Tainted GlassCan't
Written-ByC Keyes*, R Martinez*
8Eric B & Rakim*Juice (Know The Ledge) (Main Mix)
Written-ByWilliam Griffin*
9Red SnapperWesley Don't Surf
Producer [Additional], Mixed By [Additional]Tim Holmes
Written-By, Producer, Mixed ByRed Snapper
10LionrockPacket Of Peace (Chemical Brothers Mix)
ProducerJustin Robertson
Producer [Assistant]Mark Stagg
Remix, Producer [Additional]The Chemical Brothers
Written-ByJ. Robertson*, MC Buzz B
Executive ProducerDan Nigrin, Don Corrieri
Written-By, ProducerChip "Who" Watkins
12Metro*To A Nation Rockin'
Producer, SynthesizerXpando
13The Chemical BrothersGet Up On It Like This
EngineerTim Holmes
Written-BySimons*, Rowlands*
14Love Lee*Again Son...
Written-By, ProducerTim Lee*
15The CharlatansNine Acre Dust
Remix, Producer [Additional]The Chemical Brothers
Written-ByBrookes*, M Collins*, Blunt*, R Collins*, Burgess*
16Funk D'VoidJack Me Off
Written-ByFunk D'Void
17Will Webb*Mirrorshades
Mixed ByMr Bill*
Written-By, ProducerWill Webb*
18SelectahWede Man (Hoody Mix)
Producer, Arranged By, Mixed ByFrankie Cutlass, G-BC The Pro*
19Eddie BoWe're Doing It (Thang)
ProducerEddie Bo
Written-ByEddie Bocage*

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Duration is 63:41.
Comes in six-sided digipak.

℗ 1996 Deconstruction Ltd.
© 1996 Deconstruction Ltd.
Marketed by Deconstruction.
Distributed by the local BMG company - a unit of BMG Entertainment.
Made in the EC.

Sleeve Notes:

"It was probably a stupid idea, the kind that, if you'd sat down & thought about it, you'd have laughed about, scrapped & moved on to the next one. It went like this - get a back room in a dirty old boozer on a Sunday night. Get a pair of DJ's who were more renowned for their party rockin' than their fluid mixing. Get guests, anyone & everyone from pop stars to shit hot DJ's & get them to play their favourite records. The only rule - our guys go on last. Build up your own anthems, find new heroes, find your own stimulants. You don't do it as a reaction against corporate clubs, you do it to exist alongside them. You think you'll get maybe 70 people, but after 13 weeks when you call it a day, you're turning away 700. Without trying too hard, you fuck with peoples perceptions. You get Holmer playing a set of foot stomping Northern Soul classics that sets off twinkles in people's eyes & talc on the floor; Weatherall banging on The Clash's "Groovy Tunes" after a set of mind blowing freak beats; you get The Chemical Brothers dropping Manic Street Preachers & The Beatles next to "Keep Your Ass Clapping" & "Wede Man"; in the week that a national paper describes your music policy as "no house music", you drop a load of 88-89 acid house classics and watch the crowd get that glint in the eye. Musically, every week you light the blue touch paper & run for cover. Somebody said "blow the whole joint up". We did.

Although the idea was hardly original (people have been doing mad Sunday sessions & back rooms of clubs for years), we seemed to strike a chord. Jaded clubbers came out of the woodwork to dance alongside the first times, modish youths rubbed shoulders with casuals & indie kids. You'd see DJ's & the occasional visiting pop star losing their inhibitions in dark corners & dancing 'til the lights went up. Pretensions & inhibitions just flew out the window...

The Social first rocked the tiny basement of The Albany on Sunday August 6th 1994. In the months since then, it's shifted venue a few times - festival tents in Sweden, one-offs at Corts & Hanover Grand, a short stretch at Smithfields, a proper Saturday night residency at Turnmills & our first away match, Deluxe in Nottingham (now our adopted second home). People come, sometimes arms folded, sometimes open minded. They usually all leave sweat soaked & converted, preaching the Social-ist manifesto.

Months of years down the line, all you have left as a souvenir of a life affirming night out is a crumpled flyer. With these albums, we're trying to bring a little slice of the Social into your home. At the end of the day, maybe it wasn't "legendary" but it was fucking inspirational to us & to hoards of clubbers, record buyers & promoters who came, saw & went off & started their own nights, made their own records. We felt we were doing something special & that our DJ's were the best around. We hope you agree."

02 Published by Les Editions Confidentielles. ℗ 1987 Meat Beat Manifesto.
03 Published by Street Tuff Tunes (ASCAP). ℗ 1984 Tuff City Records.
04 Published by Hit & Hold Music / Fresh Jazz Music. ℗ 1996 RCR Limited.
05 Published by AV8 Publishing ASCAP. ℗ 1995 AV8 Records.
06 Published by EMI April Music / Berrios Publishing / Dogo Music / ASCAP. ℗ 1995 After Dark Records.
07 Published by EMI April Music / Berrios Publishing / Dogo Music / It's Nenes Musik (ACAP) Keyes Music (BMI). ℗ 1995 After Dark Records.
08 Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. / Eric B & Rakim Music Inc. ℗ 1991 MCA Records Inc.
09 Published by Warp Music / EMI Music Publishing Ltd. ℗ 1995 Flow Recordings under exclusive licence to Warp Records Limited.
10 Copyright Control.℗ 1993 BMG Records (UK) Limited.
11 Copyright Control. ℗ 1995 Defective Records.
12 Copyright Control. ℗ 1995 Bassex Records. Issued under license from Bassex Records.
13 Published by MCA Music Ltd. ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Limited.
14 Copyright Control.℗ 1995 Peace Feast.
15 Published by Warner Chappell Music Limited. ℗ 1995 Beggars Banquet Records Limited.
16 Published by Soma Music.℗ 1995 Soma Quality Recordings.
17 Published by Munch Man Music BMI. Mixed at Cinderblock Studios. ℗ 1995 430 West Records.
18 Copyright Control. Produced, arranged & mixed for One Mother Productions Inc. and Reinbo Production. ℗ 1993 Moonroof Records.
19 Published by Eboville Publishing (BMI). ℗ 1969 Bo-Sound Records. Licensed courtesy of Tuff City Records.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 43213 71592 6
  • Label Code: LC 8280
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): S HVNCD 13 01 DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8788
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8703
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 8789
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 8772
  • Price Code (F): BM 650

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  • Big_Beat_Fan's avatar
    Essential big-beatism for the deep heads. If you haven't already rinsed the shit out of Brothers Gonna Work it Out, you don't need this yet. This the follow up to that. It's fuckin good.
    • Big-Beat-Beddy's avatar
      Edited 4 months ago
      The first of the three-part "Live At The Social" mix series, this uptempo mix from 1996 is a showcase of the styles that influenced the Chemicals' big beat music of the '90s: golden-age hip hop (Cash Money & Marvellous, Erik B & Rakim), refried funk and soul, (Meat Beat Manifesto, Crooklyn Clan), breaks (Carlos Berrios, Red Snapper, Tim Love Lee), acid breakbeat (DJ Who, Metro L.A.), electro (Davy DMX, Will Webb), tech-house (Funk D'Void), ragga breaks (Selectah), and funky soul (Eddie Bo). There are just three big beat tracks here (all by the Brothers themselves), with the Chemicals having released a more big beaty mix earlier in the year ("Brit Hop And Amyl House").

      There are a few highlights here that hardly ever get aired: Meat Beat Manifesto's rare cut-up gem "Cutman", hip hop classics "Mighty Hard Rocker" and "Juice", and the Brothers' own remix of Lionrock's "Packet Of Peace". The juxtaposing of a range of dance music genres makes for an interesting mix, but it fades towards the end with some overplayed and tedious tracks. ★★★★
      • northregent
        I had every 90's material of the chemical brothers except this comp and I expected something special. unfortunately, it was only above average. brothers gonna work it out is much better.
        • jbuckf50's avatar
          This record was a gateway to breaks for me in 1997. I learned about so many breaks artists either directly or indirectly by lookinga t the setlist.

          Technically speaking the mixing won't blow you away, but it's clean enough to make a good album. But mixing isn't the point - the range and creativity across breaks-related genres is top notch. The set starts out fun and funky, climaxes and resolves in great form. Worth picking up.
          • anType's avatar
            Usually, I don't like DJ mixes, but this one rocks the house! It's the best DJ mix I've ever heard! The tunes are wicked and the Chemical Brothers' mixing skills are greater than great. Furthermore, it's a live recording - usually live recordings are more rough, lovely and sincere. So is this one.
            This CD is quite rare, so if you see it - GRAB IT at any cost!



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