Originally known as the Dust Brothers , Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons started their careers as DJs and remixers for acts such as The Prodigy , Primal Scream and The Charlatans .
The duo released their debut album as the Chemical Brothers, Exit Planet Dust in 1995. Tracks like Leave Home and Life Is Sweet won the group many fans and pioneered the sound that came to be known as big beat.
The album was followed in 1997 with Dig Your Own Hole , which spawned the duo's first UK number one single with Setting Sun , featuring Noel Gallagher on vocals.
Since then, the Chemical Brothers have maintained their position at the forefront of the UK music scene, with albums Surrender and Come With Us and singles such as Hey Boy Hey Girl , It Began in Afrika and Star Guitar .