The duo -- Ed Simon and Tom Rowlands -- became the first breakout of the electronica movement a decade ago with their 1995 dance rock debut, Exit Planet Dust. Since then, Simon and Rowlands have spawned blockbuster dance hits like "Setting Sun" and "Block Rockin' Beats," creating a signature of dance, rock, techno and hip-hop accessible well beyond Euro electronica circles. They've collaborated with artists as diverse as folkie Beth Orton, Oasis' Noel Gallagher, former Verve singer Richard Ashcroft and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. Last fall, the Brothers released the career-spanning compilation Singles 93-03.
The Chemical Brothers just finished a tour of South America. They will play a New Year's Eve show in London before heading to Australia.