New Chemical Brothers: "Theme for Velodrome"


The Chemical Brothers are the latest UK-based artists to make exclusive music for their capital city's hosting of the Summer Olympics this year, but their contribution isn’t quite a radio-ready pump-up jam like the others we’ve sampled so far – the guys recorded their contribution “Theme for Velodrome” as, title-appropriately, the official music for the velodrome, the hyper-modern building where all the cycling events will go down. We’re hoping this gets played on repeat during the most intense events: it’s driving, ‘80s-inflected aural science fiction, sprinting as though on a treadmill to a fist-pumping, edge-of-your-seat climax. Check it out.