The Future Sound Of London ‎– Papua New Guinea

Jumpin' & Pumpin' ‎– 12TOT 17R, Jumpin' & Pumpin' ‎– 12 TOT 17R
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Papua New Guinea (12" Original) 4:57
A2 Papua New Guinea (Andrew Weatherall Mix)
Keyboards [Additional], Programmed By [Additional] – Gary Burns, Jagz*Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Andrew Weatherall
A3 Papua New Guinea (Dub Mix) 1:20
B1 Papua New Guinea (Journey To Pyramid) 5:25
B2 Papua New Guinea (Monsoon Mix) 4:49
B3 Papua New Guinea (Graham Massey Mix)
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Graham Massey
B4 Papua New Guinea (Dumb Child Of Q Mix) 4:20

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℗ 1992 Passion Music Ltd

Recorded at Earthbeat Studios 1992
A2: Additional production & remix at The Workhouse
B3: Additional production & remix at Fon Studios

Garry Cobain is credited "Garry Cockbain" as composer on the labels, "Garry Cobain" on the outer sleeve.

12 TOT 17R appears on sleeve
12TOT 17R appears on inner labels.

Vocal samples are taken from Dead Can Dance - Dawn Of The Iconoclast and Circuit - Shelter Me.

This exact release appeared with generic sleeves (no design cover) with labels bearing the same barcode.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 12 - TOT 17 - R A - 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 12 - TOT 17 R B - 1
  • Barcode: 5 013993 701705

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April 15, 2020
edited about 1 month ago

I have to be honest here and say that this was one of those pivotal records (for me) that shaped my electronically charged life from the early 90's. I will never forget hearing the OG (for the first time) on a Parks & Wilson Eclipse cassette and thinking at the time.... Holy **** what is this... I need this... all before the days of a spoon fed Track ID lifestyle. Aah the glorious memories (and tapes)!!
Worth noting all versions are 125bpm too.


March 8, 2018
edited 18 days ago
Weatherall mix is the one for me and deffo a great track :).RIP your music will live on


February 23, 2018
Never liked this - it’s just a blatant rip-off of the mighty , Radio Babylon , by Meat Beat Manifesto, which is an absolute banger - this, on the other hand is completely shit IMO.


February 13, 2017
Possibly the best electronic track of all time. 25 years old and it still sounds more out there than anything i can think of!


February 18, 2015
This is one of many electronic singles I came across when I first got into house and techno after seeing The Chemical Brothers & Andrew Weatherall in the summer of 1995. Absolutely beautiful tune, as someone else has pointed out there are many situations where it is the perfect track.


December 19, 2014

While I love the original, the truly epic Weatheralll mix (complete with what sounds like a sample of a load of seagulls) is the one for me. Shame the vinyl version is a really shitty cut.


September 25, 2014
one of my favorites.


January 31, 2014
A stone cold classic. Also see 'Meat Beat Manifesto: Radio Babylon'


January 5, 2010
edited over 10 years ago

What can I say, this track changed my life.

I first heard it on the 1992 Cool World Soundtrack:

This track combined my interest in "tribal" beats, ambient and industrial (I bought the CD for the Ministry, MLWTKK, Electronic, Cult, Eno tracks -- the ravey stuff was an afterthought).

The track forced me to dance and move and musically think in new ways. This is the track that got me into techno!


May 29, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

I dont know if there's a track that exists on the face of the earth right now that hits me any harder emotionally than the original mix of Papua New Guinea. For me, it truly is melodic perfection. I can't really think of any better way to describe the beauty of this, so I'll just leave it at that. If heaven exists, I imagine this is the soundtrack playing in the background, on repeat. This song will NEVER get old for me.