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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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 8 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 8 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.


August 31, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
Snap up one Dead Can Dance sample. Throw it atop a breakbeat a nice simple bassline, some keyboard washes and you got yourself an anthem and the rest is history.
An early pioneering track unlike anything else being made at the time. While twits like Enigma and later, Deep Forest plied us with their off kilter ethno warblings. FSOL reminded us that things could be better. Papua New Guinea could also be played nearly anywhere and in nearly any situation and no one would bat an eyelid.
Stick with the original mix. There's really no need to venture too far from what's already basically perfect, unless you've got some point to prove.



April 11, 2002
There is no doubt that the original 12" mix is the best. Often music writers are misunderstanding this track as Chill Out and though it´s featured on many whacky Chill Out and "Cafe del Mar" Clones. But also for you sophisticated discog users this track is highly recommended. Funky oldschool breakbeat with an offbeat percussion, breathtaking ethnosamples and a wonderful piano. Check this track out, it´ll rock every party....