To me personally, Dig Your Own Hole, the second studio album by electronic music act THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS was a true revelation and the most perfect realisation to date of the duo’s attempts to fuse electronic music with more experimental and psychedelic vibes, as well as bring together fans of many different genres and styles. Featuring guest vocals from Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Beth Orton, the record has done a lot for dance music and triggered their popularity 2 years ago when they released their third album “Surrender”, a bit more house-oriented offering that solidified their foundation and made them huge. One of the tracks on the album was another collaboration with Noel Gallagher called “Let Forever Be”, a single that went down as a better shot than a loads of the stuff Oasis was releasing around that time. Today, we’re giving you a good recall of that vibe, reworked by our friend and amazing folk/acoustic punk rock Gab De La Vega! Play the cover above, read the official commentary from Gab, scroll down for some new TCB tunes from their new album No Geography.
I’ve always liked The Chemical Brothers and this song. Plus it’s no secret that I am a big Oasis / NGHFB fan and Noel Gallagher’s voice is just perfect. Too perfect, actually.
I remember when the only chance to watch music videos was to wait in front of the TV, in hopes to see the ones you liked. I’ve always liked The Chemical Brothers videos, they were a million light years ahead of everyone both in music and in visuals… and I think they still are.
“Let Forever Be” is a great song, I love its 60s vibes in the bass riff and the drumming and how they created all the illusions in the video.
I found myself strumming this song and I though “well, I might as well record it!” and so did I.
I set my camera in my living room, grabbed my guitar and gave it a shot. I hope people enjoy my acoustic version.
I’ve just finished recording a new album and I’m about to send it out for mastering. I’m thrilled. It’s the actualization of about 4 years of hard work on myself, my songwriting, my music, my singing… It’s quite different from the previous “Never Look Back” LP, although I think people into that record will love it. Also, “I Want Nothing” gave me the opportunity to explore the possibilities of a full-band recording and well.. I really liked digging into that!
The new album is coming out after the Summer for sure. In the meantime I’ve decided to play a few shows in Italy and probably Germany in the Spring. I’m currently booking them so if any reader is interested in having me play a show in their town, please get in touch!
I am working on something cool for June/July but I can’t tell yet. It’s still in the making.
I’m taking it a bit slower than usual before the release of this album, I’m considering all the potential outcomes of this album and how to play this card in the best of ways.
I’m very excited, it’s gonna be worth the wait!
If we compare the Chemical Brothers’ albums Noel influenced, with the albums he didn’t, we can get a sense of his musical genius. – GO HERE to see the full interesting take on Noel’s collaboration with THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS, by Malgorhythms.