Underworld - Born Slippy.NUXX [1995]

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Underworld
Release title
Born Slippy.NUXX
Label name
Junior Boy's Own
Release year
1995

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{arguable: techno}

One of the best-known tracks by Underworld. The first half is trancy with that melody, but after the long breakdown Born Slippy.NUXX evolves into a largely tribal-like techno track. Trance-like pads return around 7:45 minutes in up until the end of the track.

 

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Never been a fan of the original but i love the yves deruyter version.

Sometimes you just really want those hard-hitting tribal beats.

Fun fact: Born Slippy.NUXX is unrelated to the original Born Slippy. The original version was sent as a promo to DJs around ~1995, but the .NUXX version is the one that achieved critical acclaim thanks to Trainspotting.


I just learned that there was an "original version" today :D

Yves Deruyter's version is good. It expands on the ideas from the trancy part of the .NUXX version and focused entirely on it.
 
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This one's got to be my favourite techno track after Dark Train. I prefer the Yves Deruyter version as well, actually.
 

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Thanks I had never heard that true Yves Mix before or the PVD one. The NUXX version will always be a huge favourite for me though, although I never really wanna listen to it at home, probably go for the radio edit if I do. Seen it live a few times and it is complete emotional dance-floor destroyer. Trainspotting introduced me.
 
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7:42 onwards is so underrated. I feel like the radio edit focuses too much on the melodic intro, but 7:42 towards the end is just something else. Probably the least-heard section of the track. The chords in the outro are pure bliss.
 
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One of my favourite ever tracks - i think i can sing all the way through it hehe. For some reason though,i wouldnt class it Trance,despite the opening riffs.
I would say Born Slippy combines techno and trance, so it's not entirely trance but still a solid trance classic
 

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Sometimes you just really want those hard-hitting tribal beats.

Fun fact: Born Slippy.NUXX is unrelated to the original Born Slippy. The original version was sent as a promo to DJs around ~1995, but the .NUXX version is the one that achieved critical acclaim thanks to Trainspotting.


I just learned that there was an "original version" today :D

Yves Deruyter's version is good. It expands on the ideas from the trancy part of the .NUXX version and focused entirely on it.
This original mix is from 1995 it has some cool breakbeats with trance riffs. This is surely trance a dancefloor destroyer!!!!🎚️🎚️🎚️🥁🥁🥁🎛️🎛️

Yves never heard that before. I grew up with the NUXX one love that version.

 
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In the Guardian newspaper February 24, 2006, Karl Hyde said: "We used to go out drinking in Soho and I ended up in the Ship on Wardour Street. All the lyrics were written on that night. A drunk sees the world in fragments and I wanted to recreate that. I was inspired by Lou Reed's New York album and Sam Shepard's Motel Chronicles. I was into flash photography as well, so I was walking around Soho with a notebook and camera, just observing things. In those days I'd open the book whenever a musical idea inspired me. Rick [Smith] came up with a rhythm and I started singing over it. The vocals were done in one take. When I lost my place, I'd repeat the same line; that's why it goes, 'lager, lager, lager, lager.' The first time we played it live, people raised their lager cans and I was horrified because I was still deep into alcoholism. It was never meant to be a drinking anthem; it was a cry for help. Now I don't mind. Why Born Slippy? It was a greyhound we won money on."

Here is a version that you can also play on a dinner party with your family, released in 2014:

Underworld - Born Slippy (Alma & Mater Edit)