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The Chemical Brothers - Live At The Social Volume 1 album

The Chemical Brothers - Live At The Social Volume 1 album

  • Performer: The Chemical Brothers
  • Genre: Electronic / RAP, Hip-Hop / Soul, Funk
  • Title: Live At The Social Volume 1
  • Released: May 1996
  • Style: Breaks, Techno, Big Beat, Acid
  • Label: Heavenly
  • Catalog: HVNLP13CD
  • Country: UK
  • MP3 version size: 1361 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2379 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 486


Executive Producer – Dan Nigrin, Don CorrieriWritten-By, Producer – Chip "Who" Watkins
2Red SnapperWesley Don't Surf
Producer [Additional], Mixed By [Additional] – Tim HolmesWritten-By, Producer, Mixed By – Red Snapper
3Davy DMXThe DMX Will Rock
Producer – Davy DMXWritten-By – David Reeves
4Eric B & RakimJuice (Know The Ledge) (Main Mix)
Producer – RakimRemix – Gary G-Wiz, Hank ShockleeWritten-By – William Griffin
5Carlos 'After Dark' BerriosDoin' It After Dark (D-Ski's Dance)
Written-By – C Berrios
6Cash $ & MarvellousMighty Hard Rocker
Written-By – Martin C Berryman
7Tainted GlassCan't
Written-By – C Keyes, R Martinez
8Love LeeAgain Son...
Written-By, Producer – Tim Lee
9Unknown ArtistIntroduction0:36
10Meat Beat ManifestoCutman
Written-By, Producer – Jack Dangers
11LionrockPacket Of Peace (Chemical Brothers Mix)
Producer – Justin RobertsonProducer [Assistant] – Mark StaggRemix, Producer [Additional] – The Chemical BrothersWritten-By – J. Robertson, MC Buzz B
12Will WebbMirrorshades
Mixed By – Mr BillWritten-By, Producer – Will Webb
13SelectahWede Man (Hoody Mix)
Producer, Arranged By, Mixed By – Frankie Cutlass, G-BC The Pro
14The Chemical BrothersGet Up On It Like This
Engineer – Tim HolmesProducer – The Chemical BrothersWritten-By – Simons, Rowlands
15The CharlatansNine Acre Dust
Producer – Dave Charles, Steve Hillage, The CharlatansRemix, Producer [Additional] – The Chemical BrothersWritten-By – Brookes, M Collins, Blunt, R Collins, Burgess
16MetroTo A Nation Rockin'
Producer, Synthesizer – XpandoWritten-By – DJ Eric Davenport, Michael Knapp
17Crooklyn ClanYes We Can
Co-producer – Count ZombieProducer, Mixed By, Arranged By – DJ Riz, DJ Sizzahandz
18Funk D'VoidJack Me Off
Written-By – Funk D'Void
19Eddie BoWe're Doing It (Thang)
Producer – Eddie BoWritten-By – Eddie Bocage


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
HVNLP13MCPThe Chemical Brothers Live At The Social Volume 1 ‎(Cass, Mixed, Promo)HeavenlyHVNLP13MCPUK1996
HVNLP13MCThe Chemical Brothers Live At The Social Volume 1 ‎(Cass, Mixed)HeavenlyHVNLP13MCUK1996
HVNLP13CDThe Chemical Brothers Live At The Social Volume 1 ‎(CD, Mixed)HeavenlyHVNLP13CDUKUnknown


  • DesignNegativespace
  • DJ Mix, Mixed ByThe Chemical Brothers
  • Liner Notes [Sleeve Notes]Robin Turner
  • Photography ByHamish Brown


Duration is 63:41.
Comes in six-sided digipak.

℗ 1996 Deconstruction Ltd.
© 1996 Deconstruction Ltd.
Marketed by Deconstruction.
Distributed by the local BMG company - a unit of BMG Entertainment.
Made in the EC.

Sleeve Notes:

"It was probably a stupid idea, the kind that, if you'd sat down & thought about it, you'd have laughed about, scrapped & 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 DJ's who were more renowned for their party rockin' than their fluid mixing. Get guests, anyone & everyone from pop stars to shit hot DJ's & 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 don't do it as a reaction against corporate clubs, you do it to exist alongside them. You think you'll get maybe 70 people, but after 13 weeks when you call it a day, you're turning away 700. Without trying too hard, you fuck with peoples perceptions. You get Holmer playing a set of foot stomping Northern Soul classics that sets off twinkles in people's eyes & talc on the floor; Weatherall banging on The Clash's "Groovy Tunes" after a set of mind blowing freak beats; you get The Chemical Brothers dropping Manic Street Preachers & The Beatles next to "Keep Your Ass Clapping" & "Wede Man"; in the week that a national paper describes your music policy as "no house music", you drop a load of 88-89 acid house classics and watch the crowd get that glint in the eye. Musically, every week you light the blue touch paper & run for cover. Somebody said "blow the whole joint up". We did.

Although the idea was hardly original (people have been doing mad Sunday sessions & back rooms of clubs for years), we seemed to strike a chord. Jaded clubbers came out of the woodwork to dance alongside the first times, modish youths rubbed shoulders with casuals & indie kids. You'd see DJ's & the occasional visiting pop star losing their inhibitions in dark corners & dancing 'til the lights went up. Pretensions & inhibitions just flew out the window...

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 - festival tents in Sweden, one-offs at Corts & Hanover Grand, a short stretch at Smithfields, a proper Saturday night residency at Turnmills & our first away match, Deluxe in Nottingham (now our adopted second home). People come, sometimes arms folded, sometimes open minded. They usually all leave sweat soaked & converted, preaching the Social-ist manifesto.

Months of 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 of the Social into your home. At the end of the day, maybe it wasn't "legendary" but it was fucking inspirational to us & to hoards of clubbers, record buyers & promoters who came, saw & went off & started their own nights, made their own records. We felt we were doing something special & that our DJ's were the best around. We hope you agree."

02 Published by Les Editions Confidentielles. ℗ 1987 Meat Beat Manifesto.
03 Published by Street Tuff Tunes (ASCAP). ℗ 1984 Tuff City Records.
04 Published by Hit & Hold Music / Fresh Jazz Music. ℗ 1996 RCR Limited.
05 Published by AV8 Publishing ASCAP. ℗ 1995 AV8 Records.
06 Published by EMI April Music / Berrios Publishing / Dogo Music / ASCAP. ℗ 1995 After Dark Records.
07 Published by EMI April Music / Berrios Publishing / Dogo Music / It's Nenes Musik (ACAP) Keyes Music (BMI). ℗ 1995 After Dark Records.
08 Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. / Eric B & Rakim Music Inc. ℗ 1991 MCA Records Inc.
09 Published by Warp Music / EMI Music Publishing Ltd. ℗ 1995 Flow Recordings under exclusive licence to Warp Records Limited.
10 Copyright Control.℗ 1993 BMG Records (UK) Limited.
11 Copyright Control. ℗ 1995 Defective Records.
12 Copyright Control. ℗ 1995 Bassex Records. Issued under license from Bassex Records.
13 Published by MCA Music Ltd. ℗ 1996 Virgin Records Limited.
14 Copyright Control.℗ 1995 Peace Feast.
15 Published by Warner Chappell Music Limited. ℗ 1995 Beggars Banquet Records Limited.
16 Published by Soma Music.℗ 1995 Soma Quality Recordings.
17 Published by Munch Man Music BMI. Mixed at Cinderblock Studios. ℗ 1995 430 West Records.
18 Copyright Control. Produced, arranged & mixed for One Mother Productions Inc. and Reinbo Production. ℗ 1993 Moonroof Records.
19 Published by Eboville Publishing (BMI). ℗ 1969 Bo-Sound Records. Licensed courtesy of Tuff City Records.

DIGIPAX®Manuf. By J. Upton, England 021 692 1171, 88 licenced by AGI USA


  • Barcode: 7 43213 71592 6
  • Label Code: LC 8280
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): S HVNCD 13 01 DISCTRONICS
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L502
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 8788
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 8703
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 8789
  • Price Code (F): BM 650


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Deconstruction Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Deconstruction Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Deconstruction
  • Distributed By – BMG
  • Manufactured By – Disctronics S



Pumpit Pumpit
Not my personal Chemical Brothers release. As others said, they've never been the best DJ's and the track selection is not as banging as most of their other discography from the mid to late 90's.

The first half is very big beat with a heap of old school hip-hop tracks but it evolves through many different realms as the disk goes on.

In the case you are a Chemical Brothers fan, or a fan of early hip hop with an electronic edge, this mix is definitely for you. But as a DJ disc, it's about as good for this style of music as you'll find clever, original, and picking songs that aren't overplayed.
Everything gets thrown into the pot: there's Meat Beat Manifesto's cut-up quality on "Cutman," great hip hop by artists such as Eric B & Rakim, and the chemical-beats sound they would later develop in titles like Red Snapper's "Wesley Don't Surf" and The Charlatans "Nine Acre Dust." True to their roots, there's a dose from their acid house influences.

"Brothers Gonna Work It Out" is their best DJ mix in my humble opinion, but this first "Live At The Social" is still worth the buy. In that perspective, I also recommend the second "Live At The Social" volume mixed by Jon Carter aka Monkey Mafia. A tremendous pay tribute to breakbeat, hip-hop and ragga that you won't hear in any other release.
Westened Westened
I had every 90's material of the chemical brothers except this comp and I expected something special. unfortunately, it was only above average. brothers gonna work it out is much better.
Questanthr Questanthr
This record was a gateway to breaks for me in 1997. I learned about so many breaks artists either directly or indirectly by lookinga t the setlist.

Technically speaking the mixing won't blow you away, but it's clean enough to make a good album. But mixing isn't the point - the range and creativity across breaks-related genres is top notch. The set starts out fun and funky, climaxes and resolves in great form. Worth picking up.
Gtonydne Gtonydne
Usually, I don't like DJ mixes, but this one rocks the house! It's the best DJ mix I've ever heard! The tunes are wicked and the Chemical Brothers' mixing skills are greater than great. Furthermore, it's a live recording - usually live recordings are more rough, lovely and sincere. So is this one.
This CD is quite rare, so if you see it - GRAB IT at any cost!