Global Underground Series

Global Underground Series

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A series of live DJ mixes covering multiple genres of music originally started in 1996, and released on the Boxed label until 2001 when the final release Singapore 020 marked the end of the label.
The series was then taken up by Global Underground Ltd. and referred to as the 'City Series', with their first release being Moscow 021 in October 2001. The series took a brief hiatus after the release of GU39 in 2010, but returned in 2014 and continues to date with GU43 released in 2020.

This series is only for releases that were part of the original 'Boxed label' series, and the subsequent releases by the 'Global Underground Ltd.' label. All other releases by 'Global Underground Ltd.' should be submitted under their relevant series name.

The reissued and renumbered releases in the US on the Thrive Records label can be found here Global Underground US with their reissued series number.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title (Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
001 Tony De Vit - Global Underground: The Album: Live In Tel Aviv Tony De Vit Global Underground: The Album: Live In Tel Aviv 001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
003 Nick Warren - Global Underground - The Album: Live In Prague Nick Warren Global Underground - The Album: Live In Prague 003 UK 1997 Sell This Version
004 Paul Oakenfold - Global Underground: Live In Oslo Paul Oakenfold Global Underground: Live In Oslo (Comp) 004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
005 Tony De Vit - Global Underground 005: Tokyo Tony De Vit Global Underground 005: Tokyo 005 UK 1997 Sell This Version
006 John Digweed - Global Underground 006: Sydney John Digweed Global Underground 006: Sydney (Comp) 006 UK 1998 Sell This Version
007 Paul Oakenfold - Global Underground 007: New York Paul Oakenfold Global Underground 007: New York (Comp) 007 UK 1998 Sell This Version
008 Nick Warren - Global Underground 008: Brazil Nick Warren Global Underground 008: Brazil (Comp) 008 UK 1998 Sell This Version
009 Sasha - Global Underground 009: San Francisco Sasha Global Underground 009: San Francisco (Comp) 009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
010 Danny Tenaglia - Global Underground 010: Athens Danny Tenaglia Global Underground 010: Athens (Comp) 010 UK 1999 Sell This Version
011 Nick Warren - Global Underground 011: Budapest Nick Warren Global Underground 011: Budapest (Comp) 011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
011 Nick Warren - Global Underground 011: Budapest Nick Warren Global Underground 011: Budapest(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Boxed 011 UK 1999 Sell This Version
012 Dave Seaman - Global Underground 012: Buenos Aires Dave Seaman Global Underground 012: Buenos Aires (Comp) 012 UK 1999 Sell This Version
012 Dave Seaman - Global Underground 012: Buenos Aires Dave Seaman Global Underground 012: Buenos Aires(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Boxed 012 UK 1999 Sell This Version
013 Sasha - Global Underground 013: Ibiza Sasha Global Underground 013: Ibiza (Comp) 013 UK 1999 Sell This Version
014 John Digweed - Global Underground 014: Hong Kong John Digweed Global Underground 014: Hong Kong (Comp) 014 UK 1999 Sell This Version
014 John Digweed - Global Underground 014: Hong Kong John Digweed Global Underground 014: Hong Kong(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Boxed 014 UK 1999 Sell This Version
015 Darren Emerson - Global Underground 015: Uruguay Darren Emerson Global Underground 015: Uruguay (Comp) 015 UK 2000 Sell This Version
016 Dave Seaman - Global Underground 016: Cape Town Dave Seaman Global Underground 016: Cape Town (Comp) 016 UK 2000 Sell This Version
017 Danny Tenaglia - Global Underground 017: London Danny Tenaglia Global Underground 017: London 017 UK 2000 Sell This Version
018 Nick Warren - Global Underground 018: Amsterdam Nick Warren Global Underground 018: Amsterdam (Comp) 018 UK 2000 Sell This Version
019 John Digweed - Global Underground 019: Los Angeles John Digweed Global Underground 019: Los Angeles 019 UK 2001 Sell This Version
020 Darren Emerson - Global Underground 020: Singapore Darren Emerson Global Underground 020: Singapore 020 UK 2001 Sell This Version
020 Darren Emerson - Global Underground 020: Singapore Darren Emerson Global Underground 020: Singapore(CD, P/Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Boxed 020 UK 2001 Sell This Version
021 Deep Dish - Global Underground 021: Moscow Deep Dish Global Underground 021: Moscow (Comp) 021 UK 2001 Sell This Version
021 Deep Dish - Global Underground 021: Moscow Deep Dish Global Underground 021: Moscow(CD, Comp, Smplr) Global Underground (3) 021 US 2001 Sell This Version
022 Dave Seaman - Global Underground 022: Melbourne Dave Seaman Global Underground 022: Melbourne (Comp) 022 UK 2002 Sell This Version
023 James Lavelle - Barcelona #023 James Lavelle Barcelona #023 (Comp) 023 UK 2002 Sell This Version
024 Nick Warren - Reykjavik #024 Nick Warren Reykjavik #024 (Comp, Album) 024 UK 2002 Sell This Version
025 Deep Dish - Toronto #025 Deep Dish Toronto #025 (Comp) 025 UK 2003 Sell This Version
026 James Lavelle - Romania #026 James Lavelle Romania #026 (Comp) 026 UK 2004 Sell This Version
026 James Lavelle - Global Underground #026: Romania James Lavelle Global Underground #026: Romania(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Global Underground Ltd. 026 UK 2004 Sell This Version
027 Danny Howells - Miami #027 Danny Howells Miami #027 (Comp) 027 UK 2005 Sell This Version
027 Danny Howells Miami #027(CD, Comp, P/Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Global Underground Ltd. 027 UK 2005 Sell This Version
028 Nick Warren - Shanghai #028 Nick Warren Shanghai #028 (Comp) 028 UK 2005 Sell This Version
GU29 Sharam* - Dubai GU29 Sharam* Dubai GU29 (Comp) GU29 UK 2006 Sell This Version
GU30 Nick Warren - Paris GU30 Nick Warren Paris GU30 (Comp) GU30 UK 2007 Sell This Version
GU31 Dubfire - Taipei: GU31 Dubfire Taipei: GU31 (Comp) GU31 UK 2007 Sell This Version
GU32 Adam Freeland - Mexico City: GU32 Adam Freeland Mexico City: GU32 (Comp) GU32 UK 2007 Sell This Version
GU33 Layo & Bushwacka! - GU33: Rio Layo & Bushwacka! GU33: Rio GU33 UK 2007 Sell This Version
GU34 Felix Da Housecat - GU34 Milan Felix Da Housecat GU34 Milan (Comp) GU34 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GU35 Nick Warren - Lima: GU35 Nick Warren Lima: GU35 (Comp) GU35 UK 2008 Sell This Version
GU36 Darren Emerson - Bogotá GU36 Darren Emerson Bogotá GU36 (Comp) GU36 UK 2009 Sell This Version
GU36 Darren Emerson GU36: Bogotá(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Global Underground (3) GU36 UK 2009 Sell This Version
GU37 James Lavelle - GU37: Bangkok James Lavelle GU37: Bangkok (Comp) GU37 UK 2009 Sell This Version
GU37 James Lavelle - GU37: Bangkok Condensed Album Sampler James Lavelle GU37: Bangkok Condensed Album Sampler(CDr, Comp, Mixed, Smplr) Global Underground (3) GU37 UK 2009 Sell This Version
GU38 Carl Cox - GU38 Black Rock Desert Carl Cox GU38 Black Rock Desert (Album, Comp) GU38 UK 2010 Sell This Version
GU38 Carl Cox GU38 Black Rock Desert(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Global Underground (3) GU38 UK 2010 Sell This Version
GU39 Dave Seaman - Lithuania : GU39 Dave Seaman Lithuania : GU39 (Comp) GU39 UK 2010 Sell This Version
GU40 Solomun - #GU40 Hamburg Solomun #GU40 Hamburg (Comp) GU40 UK 2014 Sell This Version
GU41 James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds - Naples #GU41 James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds James Lavelle Presents UNKLE Sounds - Naples #GU41 (Comp) GU41 UK 2015 Sell This Version
GU42 Patrice Bäumel - Berlin #GU42 Patrice Bäumel Berlin #GU42 GU42 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
GU43 Joris Voorn - Rotterdam #GU43 Joris Voorn Rotterdam #GU43 (Comp) GU43 UK 2020 Sell This Version
GUDVDUS002 Various - Transmission 00:2 Various Transmission 00:2(DVD-V, NTSC, PAL) Global Underground (3), Global Underground (3) GUDVDUS002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
GU: SAM1 Various - Global Underground Departures Various Global Underground Departures (Comp) GU: SAM1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
GU:SAM002 Various - Global Underground: Arrivals Various Global Underground: Arrivals GU:SAM002 UK 1999 Sell This Version
GU:SAM003 Various - Global Underground Destinations Various Global Underground Destinations(CD, Album, Mixed) Boxed, Boxed GU:SAM003 UK 2001 Sell This Version
GUSAM4CD Various - Global Underground: Locations Various Global Underground: Locations GUSAM4CD UK 2001 Sell This Version
GUSAMUS1CD Various - Global Underground: Passport Various Global Underground: Passport(CD, Comp, Mixed) Global Underground (3) GUSAMUS1CD UK 2001 Sell This Version

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Jurgen.1

Jurgen.1

March 5, 2022
Hello, fans, what about GU044 in 2022? Any ideas? Still no news up to date
OneBrokenManAU

OneBrokenManAU

August 21, 2021
If I'm not mistaken, there were also 2 box sets released - GU01:11 which contained the first 10 CDs plus Transmission 00:1 DVD, and GU12:21 which contained the next 10 CDs plus Transmission 00:2 DVD. I don't own them anymore but my old lists of items suggests the codes were GUPACK1CD and GUPACK2CD respectively, and there doesn't seem to be anything on the net about them either. So if anyone has anymore information please add this box set to the GU Series.
littlefluffyclouds23

littlefluffyclouds23

August 28, 2020
Love this label and lately have been enjoying collecting the cassette sets. If you have any to sell, please let me know! Especially looking for Sasha - Ibiza, Oakenfold - Oslo, Digweed - Sydney & Hong Kong, and Nick Warren - Budapest. Hit me up!
josteih

josteih

March 31, 2019
The original GU002 is the cassette release of Tony De Vit's Live In Tel Aviv release, with cat# gu002t. It wasn't until the series 4th release, Tony De Vit's Live In Tokyo, that they added the numbers to the title. It was numbered 005, most probably to match the cat#.
johnlgalt

johnlgalt

April 13, 2017
edited over 5 years ago
Still a great list, but some things need to be put in perspective.

The US sets started with John Digweed's Sydney sets, which were actually GU006 everywhere else. The US list complicated many, many things, including the list above. By virtue of that list above, the GU002 by Paul Oakenfold from New York is actually the true GU007, and if you compare the track listings of 002 and 007, they are identical. In my search around, I've never actually found a GU002 (other than in the US), as the list goes from 1 (Tony de Vit's set in Tel Aviv) to 3 (Nick Warren's set from Prague).

IMO, GU002 should be removed entirely from the list above, and all lists should reflect the original (non-US) numbering scheme, not the (temporary and now defunct) US scheme.
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k4osth3ory

k4osth3ory

April 15, 2013
While jiggwhat nails the most acclaimed ones, they are missing a few really great ones.

GU025 Deep Dish Toronto
GU017 Danny Tenaglia London
GU009 Sasha San Francisco
GU006 John Digweed Sydney
jiggawhat

jiggawhat

May 11, 2012
edited over 10 years ago
The golden standard of mix CDs. They were the best and the greatest before Fabric, DJ-Kicks, Balance, or any other wanna-be came around.

Global Underground is built around underground dance music. It started off with trance, it continued with progressive house and tech house. There's a variety of styles and Global Underground has been very accommodating in this regard - perhaps too much so.

If you're looking for the best mixes in the series, these are the universally acclaimed ones:

GU007 Oakenfold New York
GU010 Tenaglia Athens
GU013 Sasha Ibiza
GU017 Tenaglia London
GU019 Digweed Los Angeles
GU023 Warren Reykjavik
GU027 Howells Miami

Sadly, they have gone a whole different path nowadays, featuring some artists with a very commercial sound and some artists who simply may not belong in the series because of the music they play. I don't appreciate it - this is not a series for your mainstream house and trance anthems.
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SCO77BROWN

SCO77BROWN

March 19, 2012
edited over 10 years ago
These have been at the pinnacle of DJ musical mixes now for 16+ years, and are quite simply the benchmark for all other mix CD's (bar a few) too live up to and emulate in my opinion.
Each and every one capture that true in the moment magic of a night you never ever want to forget, the one's you just cant help re-live over and over again in your minds eye. The one's like all the above when the DJ's at the height of his powers & technical prowess, and in the 'zone' when they ignite a crowd with such euphoric energy that it really does have a kinda religious effect to all who were lucky enough to be there.
They stand out because the set lists they play are real, not those contrived mass produced overly polished studio mixes, that are the main stay for most mix CD's out there that lack soul even if the track lists are well put together.
They simply cannot compete against the wide eclectic hidden gems, B-sides & hither too unknown remix masterpieces that litter all the above Global Underground releases. And in doing so they infuse energy into the soul, they lift you up and give a perfect sensory snap shot of a night and a DJ's record box, you simply wish you'd attended and ultimately had...

Hats off to you Andy and James, you've produced a series of envious dream club nights by the best in the business. And a series of sonic time travels into some of the best years of my youth, Nice One...