Happy .NUXX Year

This will most likely be my only post of the week. By extension this makes it my last post of the year! So lets send off 2010 with a bang and hope that 2011 is better!

King Of Snake (Barking Mix)
King Of Snake (Fatboy Slim Remix)
King Of Snake (Slam Remix)
King Of Snake (Straight [Mate] Mix)

Jumbo (Future Shock Worlds Apart Mix)
Jumbo (Jedis Electro Dub Mix)
Jumbo (Jedis Sugar Hit Mix)
Jumbo (Rob Rives & Francois K. Main Dish)
Cups (Salt City Orchestra Vertical Bacon Vocal)

Push Upstairs (Adam Beyer Remix)
Push Upstairs (Darren Price Remix)
Push Upstairs (Roger S. Blue Plastic People Mix)
Please Help Me
Bruce Lee (Dobropet)
Bruce Lee (Short Version)
Bruce Lee (The Micronauts Remix)

Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix 2)
Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)
Born Slippy .NUXX (Nuxx & Darren Price Remix)

Underneath The Radar (12” Remix)

In my research of Underworld while reviewing their excellent new album Barking, I came across this. Now, as Beaucoup Fish is one of my favorite albums of the 1990s, the fact that this existed and I did not know of it came as quite the shock to me. I was obsessed with Beaucoup Fish when it came out, listening to “King Of Snake” at a frequency that no doubt drove my then college roommate absolutely bonkers. My other favorite tracks on the album were “Bruce Lee”, “Jumbo” and “Push Upstairs.” And there was a box set that included remixes of these songs and I didn’t know about it! Man, I’m slipping.

Well, luckily for all of you, my discovery of this set was was so delayed (11 years or so) that by the time I picked it up it was out of print. Since you can’t get it new legally anymore, I feel as if it is my civic duty to share the amazing remixes on that set!

The “King Of Snake” mixes are the best, although the first two do end rather abruptly. The Fatboy Slim mix, like everything that bald bastard was putting out at the time, is freaking brilliant. The Dave Clark mix of the track is also on that disc, but my vinyl rip of it sounds better than the CD one, and you can find that here.

The “Push Upstairs” mixes are all very good, but the highlights from that disc are really the remixes of “Bruce Lee” which take that nonsensical ode to Kung Fu and make it even more epic with throbbing beats and pulsing rhythms ripped straight from an all night rave circa 1997. The B-side “Please Help Me” is also excellent. Take everything I just said and repeat it for all the remixes of “Jumbo,” many of which are better than the original version.

But wait! There’s more! All this Underworld reminiscing got me thinking about their seminal classic “Born Slippy .NUXX.” So I dug some remixes of that banger out of my virtual vault. And just to show how much Underworld has changed over the years, I’m also throwing up a remix of their synthpop-era track “Underneath The Radar,” a superb example of 80s pop and dance that I bet most people don’t know about.

Enjoy the beats and have a safe New Years everyone! Don’t get as drunk as I’m planning to!

8 Responses to “Happy .NUXX Year”

  1. Mark P says:

    Thank you! Happy New Year.

  2. Ximeremix says:

    Absolutely the best post you’ve done in ages (even the Erasure tracks last week). Happy New Year

  3. Scott says:

    Thanks for the music and all the great ‘tude.


    V. inspiring.

  4. Brad says:

    Excellent! I was stupid enough to sell this box set to a used cd store back around 2003 when i was short on cash (and desperate, apparently)! DOH! The Salt City Orchestra Remix has always been one of my all time fave remixes of any song!
    just curious if you ever heard the original 1995 version/ remixes of Born Slippy?! COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from the well-known Nuxx! a must hear!! here’s its doscog info..


    here’s to a

  5. Richard says:

    Thanks so much — “Barking” was a wonder of a release this year, reupping my respect and love of the duo.

    This post was just really inspiring, actually. Hope you have a great 2011.


  6. Stephen says:

    Those “King of Snake” tracks are killer bee. Thanks!

  7. Hedmekanik says:

    You, sir, continue to impress. Long may you post!

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