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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  • mot00rzysta

    why don't you install any simplest audio editor and cut and paste and loop that intro forever yourselves ?? it's very easy, trust me

    30 Mar 10:28pm Reply
  • LingPingBen

    There must be a full length version of the intro. They used to play it before kickoff at Leeds games, I think. Or they just looped it....

    29 Jan 2:28pm Reply
  • hf1809

    goooooooooooood sound.

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • sundaymars

    i wish there was a full length version of the intro only [03]

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SPITfire35

    i wish there was a full length version of the intro only [2]

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • NickWire77

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

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • corrado_

    always very good

    23 Jun 2014 Reply
  • RobertTrujillo

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

    23 Mar 2014 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
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    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
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