Throwback Thursday — In Dust We Trust | The Chemical Brothers (1995)


Ean Montague

The early ‘90s was something of a renaissance for electronic music in the UK. Acts like The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim were just starting to hit it big. New genres started to appear with deep house, big beat, and hardcore just to name a few. Manchester-based duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons formed one of the most influential groups of the era — The Dust Brothers.

But they weren’t called that for very long, the famous American production duo by the name was not crazy about there being another pair of Dust Brothers overseas. Rowlands and Simons promptly changed their name to The Chemical Brothers, a moniker they still perform under today. To signify the change they named their 1995 album Exit Planet Dust

On “In Dust We Trust,” The Chemical Brothers sample the Beastie Boys, a group that the original Dust Brothers produced for. It’s the perfect soundtrack to a car chase or bar fight, with adrenaline-pumping beats featuring heavy drums and hallmark ‘90s record scratches. It’s a nearly five-minute song that goes by in the blink of an eye, making you want to get up and run. So give it a listen and hopefully it will propel you to your weekend faster.