Live at The Social
mixed by The Chemical Brothers
This track is taken from The Chemical Brothers' 'Live at The Social' mix. Compiled as a taster and souvenir of the legendary Heavenly Social nights...
Excerpt from the Sleeve notes by Robin Turner-
“It was probably a stupid idea, the kind that, if you sat down and thought about it, you’d have laughed about, scrapped and moved on to the next one.
It went like this – get a back room in a dirty old boozer on a Sunday night. Get a pair of DJs who were more renowned for their party rockin’ than their fluid mixing. Get guests , anyone and everyone from pop stars to shit hot DJs and get them to play their favourite records. The only rule – our guys go on last. Build up your own anthems, find new heroes, find your own stimulants. You think you’ll get maybe 70 people, but after 13 weeks when you call it a day, you’re turning away 700. Somebody said ‘blow the whole joint up’. We did.
The Social first rocked the tiny basement of The Albany on Sunday August 6th 1994. In the months since then, it’s shifted venue a few times. Months or years down the line, all you have left as a souvenir of a life affirming night out is a crumpled flyer. With these albums, we’re trying to bring a little slice on the Social into your home."