In the Chemical Brothers' world, it's always 1997. Dig Your Own Hole, the commercial breakthrough of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons' long-running electronic-dance ­partnership, came out ages ago by the rapidly progressing standards of club music, but their sound was ­preserved in amber at the moment of its release.

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