Before there were The Chemical Brothers there were The Dust Brothers from Manchester, not to be confused with The Dust Brothers from LA, perhaps most famous for reinventing the Beastie Boys and, arguably, hip-hop/rap production with it.
Before their name change they had a series of EPs already floating around as the 'big beat' sound, like many other electronic based genres during that time, was on its way to mass popularity. With fame and a US tour came a conflict with the LA based crew of the same name and The Chemical Brothers were born.
Fourteenth Century Sky (1994)
Mercury Mouth (1994)