Category Archives: Chemical Brothers

Open Up


Leftfield Lydon
“Open Up”
1993 Hard Hands (UK) / Logic Records (DE)
HAND 009CD / LOC 127

01 Open Up (Radio Edit)
02 Open Up (Full Vocal Mix)
03 Open Up (Dervish Overdrive)
04 Open Up (I Hate Pink Floyd Mix)
05 Open Up (Open Dub)
06 Open Up (The Dust Brothers Remix)

Neil Barnes and Paul Daley employed no less a music legend than John Lydon for vocals on their 1993 single “Open Up”, which ranks among the greatest dance classics of all time. Consolidated here are all unique tracks from the UK single and German remix CD.

HELP > Anyone have the 6.47 edit of the ‘Dervish Overdrive’ mix from German CD single LOC 118?

Let It Slide (UK Promo)

Our friend Rob in the UK has generously donated yet another hard-to-find CD to the MOD cause. Cheers sir!


01 Let It Slide (7″ Edit)
02 Let It Slide (Hitting The Bottle Mix)
03 Every Day Of My Life
04 Heaven
05 Food Wine Food (Full Master)
06 Mustn’t Grumble (God’s Grumble Mix)
07 Rollercoaster (Knees Up Mother Brown Mix)
08 The Chunk (Peace In The Thames Valley Mix)

INFO > Ariel was formed in 1990 by London school mates Mathew Berry, Brendan Melck, and Tom Rowlands. The trio released a couple of singles on different labels before signing with Deconstruction in 1991. Decon demanded that the lads add a lady to the mix, so vocalist Sally Ann Marsh was enlisted; Marsh had recently had a hit with “Move Your Body”, recorded with Richie Malone as Xpansions. 1993’s “Let It Slide” was Ariel’s swan song—the promo CD includes all four tracks from the commercial release; earlier singles “Rollercoaster” and “Mustn’t Grumble”; and digitally exclusive tunes “Food Wine Food” and “The Chunk” from a promo 12 inch. After Ariel disbanded, Tom Rowlands focused full-time on his other, slightly more successful project with Ed Simons.

Here To Stay


01 Here To Stay (Radio Edit)
02 Here To Stay (Full Length Vocal)
03 Here To Stay (Thee Extended Glitz Mix)
04 Here To Stay (The Scumfrog Dub Mix)
05 Here To Stay (Extended Instrumental)
06 Player In The League

FACT > New Order’s “Here To Stay” is featured on the soundtrack to “24 Hour Party People”, a brilliant cinematic telling of the Factory Records story. Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands produced the single, which was remixed by Felix Da Housecat and Jesse Houk.

The Chemical Brothers – Out Of Control

The Chemical Brothers
“Out Of Control”
1999 Virgin Records Ltd (JP)

01. Out Of Control (Radio Edit) 04:00
02. Power Move 04:11
03. Out Of Control (Sasha Remix) 07:20
04. Out Of Control (Sasha Club Mix) 11:02
05. Out Of Control (Sasha Instrumental) 13:22

INFO > Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons recruited indie dance elder statesman Bernard Sumner for vocals on “Out Of Control,” taken from The Chemical Brothers’ 1999 album, “Surrender.” The already great collaboration is made even better with some inspired knob-twiddling by Sasha.

Out Of Control
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Republica – Bloke (UK Promo)


1994 Deconstruction Records (UK)

01. Bloke (Extended Mix)
02. Bloke (Blame It On The Vodka Mix)
03. Bloke (Jack Daniels Mix)
04. Out Of This World (Republica Mix)
05. Out Of This World (The Chemical Brothers Remix)
06. Out Of This World (The Prankster Bends The Frequency Mix)

INFO > Vocalist Saffron (Samantha Sprackling) briefly fronted N-Joi before staking out a solo career, releasing a handful of singles through Warner Music. In 1993, she hooked up with former Weekender keyboardist Tim Dorney and studio whiz Andy Todd to form Republica. This UK promo couples the band’s first two singles: vinyl only “Out Of This World” and follow-up “Bloke.” The Chem Bros remix and dub of “Out Of This World” resurfaced later on 1997’s “Drop Dead Gorgeous”; however, the band’s original version and Justin Robertson’s mix are digital exclusives here.