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TEN FÉ – Born Slippy / NUXX (Underworld Cover)

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Ten Fé just recorded a cover of Underworld’s ‘Born Slippy .NUXX’.

They’ve taken the original dance track and flipped it into an amazing emotive indie rock tune that has the feel of New Order or LCD.

And here’s a Christmas message from the guys:

We jammed this at our Office Xmas Party last week … and enjoyed it so much! So here she is, re-born, and recorded as a Christmas special : Underworld’s BORN SLIPPY
Merry Merry Christmas and A Vibey New Year from Ben & Leo

Debut album HIT THE LIGHT produced by Ewan Pearson out 3 February 2017 – pre-order here. The band have announced additional European dates to their Spring tour. 28 date UK and Europe tour in Feb/Mar – details / tickets here.

No. 05: Underworld – Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future

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“Rick Smith came up with the title of the album through his father, which was one of the last things he said before he died. Karl Hyde in an interview said that Rick’s mother’s name is Barbara and said that she was fearful of the future without him and that’s when his father said to her that quote that would then become the title for the album.”

Underworld – I Exhale (DJ Koze remix)

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Here’s DJ Koze’s excellent remix of Underworld’s ‘I Exhale‘, the first single taken from their new album ‘Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future’ out 18th March 2016. Underworld live in March 2016, Tickets now on sale here: www.underworldlive.com/events

Underworld – I Exhale

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I Exhale is the first single taken from Underworld’s new album ‘Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future’ out 18th March 2016.

Pre-order from Underworld’s official store: underworld.tmstor.es
Pre-order on iTunes: po.st/BarbaraBarbaraiTunes

Underworld live in March 2016, Tickets now on sale here: www.underworldlive.com/events

Underworld – Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future LP

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Underworld’s first new studio album in 6 years, Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future, is now available to pre-order ahead of release on 18th March 2016.

Tracklist:
1. I Exhale
2. If Rah
3. Low Burn
4. Santiago Cuatro
5. Motorhome
6. Ova Nova
7. Nylon Strung

The band will also take to the road in March 2016 for a limited number of shows in Europe.

17.03.16 Columbia Halle, Berlin, Germany
18.03.16 Maimarktclub, Mannheim, Germany
24.03.16 Roundhouse, London, UK
25.03.16 Roundhouse, London, UK
28.03.16 Oosterport, Groningen, Netherlands
30.03.16 Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
31.03.16 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tickets go on sale on Friday 27th November 2015 at 9am GMT.
Roundhouse tickets are available in exclusive bundles with LP or CD editions of the album. Only available at http://underworldlive.com ‪#‎shiningfuture‬

Video: Underworld vs Heller & Farley – Baby Wants To Ride (Frankie Knuckles tribute)

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In celebration of Frankie Knuckles life and music and to mark the 1-year anniversary of his passing, two of Junior Boys Own cornerstone acts – Underworld and Heller & Farley – have joined forces for the first time to record a version of the Chicago classic “Baby Wants To Ride”. Watch the video below.

Download Digitally now & Order the 12″ Vinyl here.

Proceeds of the record will go to the Frankie Knuckles Fund (part of the Elton John AIDS Foundation). By ordering direct, you ensure that the proceeds go direct to the charity, without any retailer margin deductions. The limited edition of 1,000 vinyl 12”s and the digital bundle are available at babywantstoride.com as “Pay What You Want” (subject to a minimum of £12 plus shipping for the vinyl and £3 for the digital bundle).

Flashback: Underworld – Push Upstairs

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Back on March 1999, Underworld released “Push Upstairs” taken from the band’s album Beaucoup Fish. In business, to “push upstairs” means to promote someone either unwillingly or with an ulterior motive.

Underworld vs Heller & Farley – Baby Wants to Ride (Frankie Knuckles)

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Junior Boys Own to release a tribute to Frankie Knuckles, the undisputed Godfather of house, on March 31st 2015, the 1-year anniversary of his passing. In celebration of Knuckles’ life and music, two of the label’s cornerstone acts – Underworld and Heller & Farley – have joined forces for the first time to record a version of the Chicago classic “Baby Wants To Ride”.

“Baby Wants To Ride” will be released digitally and on limited edition 12” vinyl by Junior Boys Own/Caroline International. All proceeds of the record will go to the Frankie Knuckles Fund (part of the Elton John AIDS Foundation).

On the continued influence of Frankie Knuckles:

My relationship with Frankie goes back a long way. Twenty-five years ago, Frankie championed the early music Pete Heller and I made and many of the first releases on Junior Boys Own. He helped turn a group of suburban London music fans into DJs and producers who could travel the world, simply by his patronage.
-Terry Farley

As the creator of house music we owe Frankie a huge debt. Karl and I have always seen Frankie as the source and, as Underworld, we’re always swimming in his river.’
-Rick Smith (Underworld)

When difficult decisions had to be made at the label, I’d often ask myself, “What would Frankie do?’ This meant we should approach the problem with love and respect for the music as our first concern.”
-Steven Hall (Junior Boys Own)

It’s fabulous. I have always LOVED Underworld. This is a great track and tribute to Frankie. Thanks to everyone involved from me and everyone at the Elton John AIDS Foundation.”
-Sir Elton John (Elton John AIDS Foundation)

Iconic dance label Junior Boy’s Own is one of the most consistently successful UK dance labels. They have previously released records by – among many others – the Chemical Brothers, X-Press 2, the Ballistic Brothers and Black Science Orchestra. Underworld and Farley & Heller were among the first acts signed to the label in the early ’90s.

The Frankie Knuckles Fund was established by Defmix and the Elton John AIDS Foundation in Knuckles’ memory, following his passing on 31st March 2014. The fund receives donations for the charity’s work with men at high risk of HIV in Africa as well as African communities in the UK, and African American communities in the U.S.A.

The digital and 12” releases are available to buy or pre-order now at www.babywantstoride.com. By ordering direct, you ensure that the proceeds go direct to the charity, without any retailer margin deductions. The limited edition of 1,000 vinyl 12”s and the digital bundle are available at babywantstoride.com as “Pay What You Want” (subject to a minimum of £12 plus shipping for the vinyl and £3 for the digital bundle).

The “Baby Wants To Ride” release has been supported by a team all of whom have given their time and services for free, including: 9PR, Abbey Road Mastering, Beatink Inc., Caroline International, Hub II Studio, Magnum PR, Mark James Works, Townsend Music, Turner Hall, Viaduct Promotions, Vinyl Factory and Your Army.

Underworld vs The Misterons – Saved From The Cutting Room Floor Mix

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While compiling the 20th anniversary edition of album ‘dubnobasswithmyheadman’ The Misterons kept a watchful eye on the music that never made the official release. Pieced together from old dats, floppy disks and cassette tapes by The Misterons… Here’s a peak at what they found.