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The Chemical Brothers in Mixmag December 1995

Mixmag | DECEMBER 1995: YEAR OF THE BEATS.

DECEMBER 1995: YEAR OF THE BEATS

Words: Andy Pemberton
Originally published in Mixmag December 1995

Chicago. At least that was the view you glimpsed from the hotel window earlier this afternoon. Middle of a five-week tour and now you’re in post gig limbo. It’s something unspeakable in the AM, and you’re too wired from the gig to go to bed, but you’re shagged from days spent on the road. Your body clock is fucked – wound forward and then back again by transatlantic flights and cross continent jetting. Time has never felt so relative. Feeling this weird has begun to be a way of life. Better start drinking beer, and maybe enjoying the other recreational substances always made available to a visiting popular music band. Maybe that way you can inject some colour into the grey grind of touring.

A guy walks into the dressing room. Freaky looking geezer smoking Salem brand cigarettes. He starts talking to you in a deeply southern, flatbed truck drawl. The words creep out of his disgusting fucking mouth so slow, he’s obviously not used to being interrupted. He says he’s a Southern rock fan, whatever the hell that is, but he reeks of bad vibes – American, but evil fuckers smell the same anywhere. Has to be a drug dealer. This sonovabitch is mumbling away and fumbling in his pocket and, hey big surprise, he pulls out the biggest stash of cocaine. He cuts himself a line longer and wider than the Hudson river. And schniffs the whole lot in one go. Jesus H Christ.
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Mixmag September 2004 Inside The Factories

Mixmag | SEPTEMBER 2004: INSIDE THE PILL FACTORIES.

SEPTEMBER 2004: INSIDE THE PILL FACTORIES

Words: Jasper Van Der Bliek
Photos: ANP, PA Photos
Originally published in Mixmag September 2004

It’s a typically dull April morning in the Dutch countryside. As the dawn stretches over the flat landscape, a special squad of 2O police officers are whispering quietly into walkie-talkies and nervously checking the safety catches on their handguns. Hiding in ditches, some peer through icy binoculars at a small, ordinary-looking barn next to a farmhouse lust a few hundred metres away.

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Mixmag | FEBRUARY 1994: PIRATES ON PARADE

Mixmag | FEBRUARY 1994: PIRATES ON PARADE.

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FEBRUARY 1994: PIRATES ON PARADE

FEBRUARY 1994: PIRATES ON PARADE

Words: Jane Headon
Published in Mixmag February 1994

It’s about freedom of choice. You want hardcore all day? There’s Pulse or Format. You want solid soulful garage? Here’s Rhythm FM. You want full-on ambient and dripping tap noises from midnight Saturday to midday Sunday? With Chill Out FM, you’ve got it.
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