A Visual Evolution of The Chemical Brothers
A Visual Evolution of The Chemical Brothers – Adam Smith, co-creative director of the live show, recounts two iconic Glastonbury performances from 2000 and 2019 in this video published by BBC MUSIC.
Adam Smith, co-creative director of the live show The Chemical Brothers, recounts two iconic Glastonbury performances from 2000 and 2019 in this video published by BBC MUSIC.
The Chemical Brothers is a British electronic music duo made up of Ed Simons (London, 1970) and Tom Rowlands (Kingston upon Thames, 1971).
The Chemical Brothers have come to be the leading group of the world electronic scene, among the few artists of the genre capable of filling the arenas and climbing the charts worldwide.
In recent years they have redefined the concept of live electronic music, thanks to the massive use of psychedelic images, lasers, and stroboscopic lights, created with the collaboration of visual artist Adam Smith and which give life to spectacular shows every time.
Their unmistakable style has its roots in electronic music, ranging from big beat to trip-hop, to techno: examples are the now cult songs “Hey Boy Hey Girl”, “Galvanize”, “Do It Again”.
Adam Smith is an award-winning director of films, TV series, documentaries, and music videos, and has become a true visual artist.
“My name is Adam Smith and I’m the co-director of the Chemical Brothers Live show the other half is Marcus and together we work as Smith and Lyle and we design the show we make the officials that are on the screen and we collaborate with the amazing lighting designer to program all the life.”Adam Smith
He started as a teenager making visuals for raves and clubs for a creative collective called “Vegetable Vision”, which he helped found.
Smith has worked closely with the Chemical Brothers since the first big event in 1994, drawing the surreal and visionary video elements of their live shows.
Galvanise’s video was awarded the Grand Jury Award for Best Music Video at Resfest in 2005.
In 2012 he directed the critically acclaimed concert film “Don’t Think” and was also interviewed by Rolling Stone. The film won Best Live Film at the Music Video Awards in 2012.