UnderworldBorn Slippy

Label:JBO – jbo5005626, Junior Boy's Own – jbo5005626
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Reissue
Style:Techno, Drum n Bass


ABorn Slippy .NUXX11:30
B1Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)
RemixDarren Price
B2Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)
RemixAlex Reece

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Nuxx is a longer version from the 9:44 version. This mix plays for 11:30
℗ 1996 Underworld exclusively licensed to Junior Recordings Limited for UK and Ireland. World Excluding UK and Ireland Y2 Music Limited.
© 1996 Underworld exclusively licensed to Junior Recordings Limited for UK and Ireland. World Excluding UK and Ireland Y2 Music Limited.

Published by Underworld / Sherlock Holmes Music.
Management: Jukes Productions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 033197 056265 >
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5033197056265
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): JBO 5005626 A-1 EW WALLY C. MASTERPIECE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): JBO 5005626 B-1 EW
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Label Code: lc1801
  • Price Code: CB181
  • Distribution Code (Rough Trade): 707.0562.0

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Born Slippy (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Wax Trax! Records, TVT RecordsTVT 8731-0US1995
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Born Slippy (12", Single, 33 ⅓ RPM)Junior Boy's Ownjbo29UK1995
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Born Slippy (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Junior Boy's Ownjbo29RUK1995
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Born Slippy (CD, Single, Partially Mixed)Junior Boy's Ownjbo29cdsUK1995
Born Slippy (CD, Maxi-Single, Partially Mixed)Wax Trax! Records, TVT RecordsTVT 8731-2US1995



  • Rosenberg's avatar
    2021 and still in doesn't get much better then this, great number, fantastic energy, timeless album. Quality of this pressing is great, very dynamic with groundbreaking bass, some surface noice but not noticeable when played. IMHO an album with significant importance to the house industry! 🎵🎵 🎵 🎶 🎶🎶 🎶 ❤️

    Source Wiki:
    "Born Slippy .NUXX" is a song by British electronic music group Underworld. It was released in July 1995 as the B-side to an unrelated instrumental track, "Born Slippy". The fragmented lyrics, by vocalist Karl Hyde, describe the perspective of an alcoholic. After it was used in the 1996 film Trainspotting, "Born Slippy .NUXX" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. It has been named one of the best tracks of the 1990s by numerous publications. The song does not feature on an Underworld album, but it was included as a bonus track on re-issues of Second Toughest in the Infants (1996).

    Vocalist Karl Hyde wrote the lyrics for "Born Slippy .NUXX" after a night drinking in Soho, London, hoping to capture the way a drunk "sees the world in fragments". The vocals were recorded in one take; when Hyde lost his place, he would sing the same line repeatedly, creating the line "lager, lager, lager, lager".[2] Hyde, who was struggling with alcoholism, said he did not intend the song to be a "drinking anthem" but rather a "cry for help". He was disturbed when audience members raised their lager cans during performances.[2] Underworld producer Rick Smith said the lyrics reflected "this energy of movement, and of time and place", like an abstract painting.

    Underworld released "Born Slippy .NUXX" as the B-side to an unrelated instrumental track, "Born Slippy", in July 1995.[4] It became a hit after it was used in the 1996 film Trainspotting.[4] Director Danny Boyle described it as the "heartbeat" of the film, capturing its "euphoric highs following intense lows".[4] Underworld initially refused permission to use it in the film, as they disliked how often their music was used in negative portrayals of clubbing, but Boyle persuaded them after showing them a clip.[3]

    Boosted by Trainspotting,[3] "Born Slippy .NUXX" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1996.[2] Smith said he was shocked when BBC Radio 1 played the track on breakfast radio, and said: "I thought, music is moving, culture is moving, it's spreading. It's meaning things outside of just the context of on an amazing sound system in a club or on a PA system in a student hall. It was very nice!"

    AllMusic wrote that "Born Slippy .NUXX" was "simply one of the best slices of electronica one will find. Musically austere in its emotional textures, the song becomes a nearly unstoppable force ... Dance music is rarely so artistic and enjoyable in the same instance."[5] Vice described "Born Slippy .NUXX" as one of one of the 90s' most iconic songs,[3] writing that it "mixed sublime synths with a four-to-the-floor freakout, and represented everything that was going on; it was new."[3] In 2004, it was voted the fourth best dance track by readers of Mixmag.[6] In 2014, NME named it the 261st greatest song of all time.[7] Pitchfork named it the 31st best track of the 1990s.[8] The Guardian called it, alongside the Chemical Brothers' "Setting Sun", the "most experimental and sonically extreme hit of the 90s".[1] The Guardian also named it among "the weirdest chart hits of all time".[9]

    For the film T2 Trainspotting (2017), Smith created a new version with timestretched chords, "Slow Slippy".[3] He said in 2017, "We’ve been playing 'Born Slippy' live for 20 years, and the reaction from the audience is so strong it’s almost overwhelming. It’s never got tiring to perform or play. It’s what it triggers in people."
    • Johnmarcus's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      Tracks don't come any bigger than this - Huge track that really needs very little introduction and still sounds awesome today.
      Born Slippy. "Nuxx" was the mix that most people went for, with its long intro with those unforgettable synth pads, the vocal and then dropping into those pounding beats, There's plenty of great mixes to choose from across the different releases.
      • Monodominical's avatar
        first time i heard this track it woz in 1974 it woz jsut before a lynyrd skynyrd'sss live and it woz amazuuuuu

        then ben klock dropped subzero and everybodu died except me looool
        • kayfean86's avatar
          The Darren Price remix of 'Born Slippy' and the Alex Reece remix of 'Banstyle' on this release are both excellent. Pretty rare to have two good tracks on the b-side to a track like this, and to have an excellent remix of it as well. Underworld seem to lend themselves well to remixing. There were a few great mixes of 'King of Snake' as well. The Dave Clarke mix being one of them.


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