Elektrobank

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"Elektrobank"
Elektrobank Single 1.jpg
Single by The Chemical Brothers
from the album Dig Your Own Hole
Released 8 September 1997 (1997-09-08)
Format
Recorded 1996
Genre Big beat
Label
Writer(s)
  • Tom Rowlands
  • Ed Simons
  • George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Robert M James
Producer(s) The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers singles chronology
"Block Rockin' Beats"
(1997)
"Elektrobank"
(1997)
"The Private Psychedelic Reel"
(1997)

"Elektrobank" is a song by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. It was released as a single from their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, on September 1997. It peaked at number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] Spike Jonze directed the music video, which depicted a mixed artistic gymnastics / rhythmic gymnastics competition with his future wife Sofia Coppola as one of the competitors. It has been called "arguably Jonze's greatest music video".[2] Despite reaching number 17 in the UK Singles Chart, the single does not feature on either of the duo's singles compilations, Singles 93–03 and Brotherhood.

Samples[edit]

The vocals "Who is dis doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'?" are taken from the song "This That Shit" by Keith Murray. The bass line is performed by "Ali Friend". It should be noted that the voice of the introduction is from Kool Herc and was taken live at the Irving Plaza in autumn of 1996.

Track listing[edit]

UK and Europe CD 1
No. Title Length
1. "Elektrobank" 8:01
2. "Not Another Drugstore" (featuring Justin Warfield) 5:33
3. "Don't Stop the Rock (Electronic Battle Weapon Version)" 7:15
UK and Europe CD 2
No. Title Length
1. "Elektrobank (Radio Edit)" 3:56
2. "Elektrobank (Dust Brothers Remix)" 3:55
3. "These Beats Are Made for Breakin'" 2:48
US CD
No. Title Length
1. "Elektrobank" 8:01
2. "Not Another Drugstore" 5:33
3. "Elektrobank (The Dust Brothers Remix)" 3:55
4. "Don't Stop the Rock (Electronic Battle Weapon Version)" 7:15
5. "These Beats Are Made for Breakin'" 2:48
6. "Elektrobank (Radio Edit)" 3:56

Personnel[edit]

  • Tom Rowlands, Ed Simons - keyboards, synths, programming, samples
  • Keith Murray - raps (sampled)
  • Ali Friend - bass
  • Simon Phillips - drums

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
position
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 16
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 44
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[5] 17
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 17
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[7] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1997-09-20 Top 40 Official UK Singles Archive - Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 15 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Eric Henderson (26 October 2003). "The Work of Spike Jonze". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Chemical Brothers: Elektrobank" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Chemical Brothers – Elektrobank". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Archive Chart: 1997-09-14". Scottish Singles Top 40. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Archive Chart: 1997-09-14" UK Singles Chart. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Archive Chart: 1997-09-14" UK Dance Chart. Retrieved January 20, 2017.

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