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Listen: The Chemical Brothers Release ‘Theme for Velodrome’ For Olympic Cycling Events

Written by Mike Hohnen on 18th July, 2012

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The 2013 London Olympic Games are shaping up to be probably the most buzzworthy events of the franchise, well, ever. Though when some of the biggest names in rock and EDM live in your neighbourhood, as if you wouldn’t ask them to come round for a cheeky ditty or two for the games.

Following its international debut last night with Zan Rowe on BBC Radio 1, we now have on our hands The Chemical Brothers official tune for the games. Theme For Velodrome, as it’s titled, will be synced to the major cycling events. The track will be played throughout the Velodrome arena where the races will take place. According to The Guardian, the cycling will run for 6 days with 10 gold medals up for grabs.

The link between The Chemmies and cycling is not so distant, as half of the EDM duo explains, the sport has been close to him for many years: “I have loved cycling since I was a boy. I have always made a connection between electronic music and cycling repetition, the freedom and sense of movement. Kraftwerk obviously cemented this connection with their Tour de France track. For us to create the theme for the Velodrome is a great honour and we’re really excited to hear it in situ.”

Muse have also been in the news lately after they began releasing their input to the official Olympics’ soundtrack. You can listen to Survival, the anthemic epic the band released earlier right here.

So here it is guys, time to get your sports fan on!

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