Latitude headliners The Chemical Brothers won the 2020 Grammys’ two biggest awards in the electronic music field last night. The prolific duo won Best Dance Album with their ninth studio LP, ‘No Geography’ as well as the accolade for Best Dance Recording with ‘Got To Keep On’.
The Chems beat off projects from dance music royalty including Bonobo, Flume, SOPHIE and Skrillex to win the awards.
When the duo was first won a Grammy 23 years ago, the awards didn’t even have an electronic music category. It was in 1997 when the ground-breaking duo’s pummelling “Block Rockin’ Beats” won best rock instrumental performance.
Since then The Chems have received a staggering 14 Grammy nominations winning 6 additional awards in total. ‘Galvanize’ won Best Dance Recording in 2006 and both ‘Push The Button’ and ‘We Are The Night’ won Best Dance Album respectively in ’06 and ’08.
The 2019 release of the now Grammy-winning No Geography came in conjunction with the 20-year anniversary of their classic 1999 LP Surrender, an occasion that saw a massive box set re-release of the album featuring original art, a collection of Secret Psychedelic Mixes, a DVD of restored promo videos and film of their legendary Glastonbury 2000 performance.
The duo didn’t travel to Los Angeles for the 2020 Grammys, as they’re currently at work on a new production for the next leg of their tour, which sees them heading to Latitude festival this year.
Talking to Billboard magazine Tom said:
“At the moment we’re working on set lists. We’re nine albums in now, so it’s quite tricky working out what songs we actually want to play. We’re working with our same guys Adam Smith and Mark Lyall, who we work with on the visuals. We’ve done filming for new pieces and are getting into rehearsals and all that kind of stuff, so it’s working out a new approach and hopefully a new dimension for people to enjoy.”
The Chemical Brothers are bringing their spectacular multisensory live show to Latitude 2020 next summer on Sunday 19th July 2020.
Full festival details are here at latitudefestival.com
Margaret Murray FREQUENCY MEDIA [email protected]