The duo swept the room in the dance music Grammys, winning Best Dance Album and Best Dance Recording.
The dance music world was once again forgotten by the media in the greatest night of the year for music. As the 18-year old Billie Eilish wiped the floor with the competition on the top 5 categories, it was revered and iconic British duo The Chemical Brothers that came out on top for dance music fans.
First starting out all the way back in 1991, Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons began under the name “The Dust Brothers”, eventually switching to The Chemical Brothers in 1995. Hailing from modest origins, these two men are credited for popularizing big beat along with other legends of the game like The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim, thus ascending to the absolute peak of dance music’s metaphorical mountain.
In the 2020 edition of the Grammys, they clinched Best Dance Recording for “Got To Keep On”, as well as Best Dance Album for “No Geography”, beating the likes of RUFUS DU SOL, Skrillex and Bonobo. They were nominated for Best Videoclip with “We’ve Got to Try”, but ended up losing the award to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”.
Fans on Reddit reacted quickly, with most people preferring RUFUS DU SOL and/or Meduza’s smash hit “Piece of Your Heart”. But the community came together to applaud The Chemical Brothers, in what is yet another victory for dance music, spearheaded by the duo.
Check out their winning album “No Geography” in the link down below!