The Future Sound Of London ‎– Papua New Guinea 2001

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Jumpin' & Pumpin' ‎– 12 TOT 44
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A Papua New Guinea (Hybrid Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Hybrid
8:31
AA1 Papua New Guinea (Oil Funk Dub Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Oil
5:08
AA2 Papua New Guinea (12" Original) 4:57

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Vocal samples are taken from Dead Can Dance - The Host of Seraphim & Circuit - Shelter Me.

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  • Barcode (Text): 5 013993 704461
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5013993704461
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): 12 TOT 44 A1 DAMONT 08 47517 20 1A1
  • Matrix / Runout (AA Side): 12 TOT 44 AA1 DAMONT NEIL MASTERPIECE 08 47517 20 1B

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jammin023

jammin023

August 28, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
"Papua New Guinea" is one of those very rare tracks that almost everyone of a certain age and temperament regards as sacred. When a tune is so beloved by so many people, who would dare to risk remixing it? Because you had better do a bloody good job.

Answer: Hybrid. They were at the very peak of their breakbeat powers at the time this remix was commissioned, and they did not skimp on the sauce, they poured all their power into this and the result is easily one of Hybrid's best tunes of all time (if not *the* best), and arguably one of the best remixes of all time of anyone by anyone.

Yes, it really is that good.

They managed to remix one of the most sacred tunes in dancefloor history, with a perfect balance between faithful homage and radical overhaul, in which it was clear to see Hybrid's own great love and respect for the original shining through every tiny nuance of their sparkling production. Instead of merely updating Papua New Guinea for the 21st century, Hybrid made it truly timeless.

Ten years on, I still play it out regularly, and it still fills dancefloors, even where none of the punters was yet born when the original came out...

And its status as something extra special, even amongst Hybrid's stellar catalogue, is done no harm by the fact that it has never been released in a digital format. Only a short edit appears on the CD version of this release, and while almost everything else from Hybrid's backcat has had an MP3 re-release over the past few years, this one is always conspicuous by its absence. For now at least, this is vinyl only, and I'm keeping mine.