Born Slippy .NUXX (12:02)

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“Born Slippy .NUXX” is a 1996 single by the band Underworld.

It was preceded in January 1995 by the single “Born Slippy”, which featured the “.NUXX” mix as a B-side. The band has stated that the pounding, relentless rhythm and shouted lyrics of the track were originally meant “as a joke”, and the single received little attention. They have also said in a Guardian interview that the song is intended to sound like an alcoholic’s internal dialogue and that Karl Hyde was a functional alcoholic at the time. Underworld have claimed that the “.NUXX” name was inspired by a computer fault that added that suffix to the name of their working files.

The “.NUXX” mix was released as its own proper single in the wake of the 1996 Danny Boyle film Trainspotting, where it could be heard in the final scene. The movie stoked immense public interest in the previously little-known track, helping the single peak at Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1996. The track became known as simply “Born Slippy” by the general public, despite the fact that “Born Slippy” is the title of the completely different 1995 track. Indeed, on compilation albums such as Now 34, the “.NUXX” suffix is absent.

The track has since appeared on countless compilations, mashup records, and remixes. Due to its immense popularity, it has been played at nearly every Underworld live performance since 1996.

In 2013 Karl Hyde revealed that the initial inspiration for the lyrics were an incident with comedian Bill Bailey in a bar called The Ship on Wardour Street in London.

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  • NickWire77

    everything, everything version kicks way more tail. but i am not complaining about this at all.

    17 Jul 2:02am Reply
  • corrado_

    always very good

    23 Jun 8:10am Reply
  • RobertTrujillo

    i wish there was a full length version of the intro only

    23 Mar 7:30pm Reply
  • roiboi

    Unforgettable... [2]

    14 Oct 2013 Reply
  • xXpoiuXx

    :O I was quite sure he's saying "nigga, nigga, white thing"

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xelene_x

    Excellent song. I chuckled the first few times I heard "Mega mega white thing" though :P

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • kinsky

    And all in your inner space boy (2)

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • HimitsuUK

    Nice 1 bruvah! I said, Nice one bruvah!!!

    21 Mar 2013 Reply
  • angelakard

    And all in your inner space boy

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Sound-Of-Nature

    Unforgettable...

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Tranceaddicter

    So fuckin' good. Respect.

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • tarkmeenia

    Perfection!!! Superb subconcious lyric stream! 11 minute album version <3

    12 Jan 2013 Reply
  • debux

    I don't get what it's all about this song... I kinda like Underworld, but I really can't find a reason to like this song yet... maybe I wasn't born early enough

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • wills316

    11 minute version is insane

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • goyushek

    fucking classic.

    31 Jul 2012 Reply
  • overcomed

    This is the Song of all times, memories, and colorful moments. And will stays in my mind forever to reminds me how music makes me happy, dreaming, thinking, to love and move ahead. Open mind Song collected whole senses of the universe and blast me high in heaven.

    27 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tonnyaranha

    Fucking great track.

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • fenderfabulous

    The world is changing, music is changing, even drugs are changing. You can't stay in here all day dreaming about heroin and Ziggy Pop.

    4 Apr 2012 Reply
  • yourfag

    holy sheeeeet

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • gangatheloon

    I wish the 'Boy' part was repeated through all the song, its so damn catchy

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
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