Born Slippy .NUXX

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"Born Slippy .NUXX"
Single by Underworld
from the album Trainspotting OST
Released 1996
1999 (re-issue)
Format Vinyl (12"), CD
Genre Progressive trance
Length 9:44
Label Junior Boy's Own, Wax Trax!
Writer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Producer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde, Darren Emerson
Underworld singles chronology
"Pearl's Girl"
(1996)
"Born Slippy .NUXX"
(1996)
"Juanita"
(1997)

"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",[1] and the single received little attention. They have also said in a Guardian interview[2] that the song is intended to sound like an alcoholic's internal dialogue and that Karl Hyde was an 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.[3] 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. It was voted the 4th best Dance track ever by readers of Mixmag magazine. [4]

The single was re-issued in 1999, in France and Germany, to capitalize on their new album, Beaucoup Fish.

The song was remixed in 2003 and released as a single to coincide with their anthology release, 1992-2002.

Versions[edit]

Title Duration Year Note
"Born Slippy .NUXX" 9:44 1995 Original version, B-side on the "Born Slippy" single. Transpotting soundtrack.
"Born Slippy .NUXX" 11:35 1996 Extended version, first published on the Second Toughest in the Infants bonus CD (March 1996) (as "born slippy (nuxx)", then as the lead mix on the single (November 1996). Sometimes written as "born slippy .NUXX, [NUXX MIX]"
"Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" 9:58 1996
"Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix)" 6:28 1996 Sometimes written as "born slippy .NUXX, DARREN PRICE REMIX". "Born Slippy/NUXX (Darren Price Mix)" on the Trainspotting #2 soundtrack, October 1997
"Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)" 8:09 1996 Sometimes written as "born slippy .NUXX ,DARR EN PRICE remix 2"
"Born Slippy .NUXX (short)" 4:24 1996 first short version.
"Born Slippy .NUXX (short)" 3:45 1996 second short version
"Born Slippy Nuxx" 7:34 2003 New edit of the 1995 original for the 1992–2002 compilation.
"Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 Edit)" 3:58 2003 Sometimes written as "Born Slippy Nuxx (Rick's 2003 New Edit)"
"Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 12" Edit)" 7:01 2003
"Born Slippy Nuxx (Atomic Hooligan Mix)" 7:19 2003
"Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Mix)" 8:11 2003
"Born Slippy Nuxx (London Elektricity Mix)" 8:17 2003
"Born Slippy Nuxx (Down Version)" 4:53 2003
"Born Slippy Nuxx (Danny Boyle Video)" 3:55 2003

Plus various live versions.

Track listings[edit]

CD: Junior Boy's Own / JBO 44 CDS1 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Extended)" – 11:35
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" – 9:58
  3. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix)" – 6:28
  4. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)" – 8:09

CD: Junior Boy's Own / JBO 44 CDS2 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (short)" – 4:24
  2. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)" – 10:23
  3. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39

12": Junior Boy's Own / JBO 44 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Extended)" – 11:35
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)" – 8:09
  3. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39

3x12": Junior Boy's Own / Logic / BMG Ariola / 74321-39599-1 (Germany)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Extended)" – 11:35
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix) [... remix]" – 6:28
  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" – 9:58
  2. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39
  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (short ii) [... short]" – 3:45
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix) [... remix 2]" – 8:09

2xCD: Junior Boy's Own / Logic / BMG Ariola / 74321-39599-2 (Germany)[edit]

This refers to the cardboard double-pack

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (short ii) [... short]" – 3:45
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Extended)" – 11:35
  3. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix) [... remix]" – 6:28
  4. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix) [... remix 2]" – 8:09
  5. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" – 9:58
  6. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39

CD: Junior Boy's Own / Logic / Dance Pool / 663629-2 (Australia)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (short ii)" – 3:45
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix)" – 6:28
  3. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)" – 8:09
  4. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" – 9:58
  5. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39

3x12": WaxTrax! TVT / 8731-0 (USA)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Extended)" – 11:35
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" – 9:58
  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix)" – 6:28
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)" – 8:11
  1. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)" – 10:23
  2. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39

CD: WaxTrax! TVT / 8745-2 (USA)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Extended)" – 11:35
  2. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Deep Pan)" – 9:58
  3. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Mix)" – 6:28
  4. "Born Slippy .NUXX (Darren Price Remix)" – 8:11
  5. "Born Slippy .NUXX (short)" – 4:23
  6. "Dark & Long (Dark Train)" – 10:23
  7. "Banstyle (Alex Reece Mix)" – 5:39

Track listings (re-issue)[edit]

2xCD : Junior Boy's Own / V2; ? (GER)[edit]

  1. "born slippy.NUXX (short)"-
  2. "born slippy.NUXX (NUXX mix)"
  3. "born slippy.NUXX (darren price remix)"
  4. "born slippy.NUXX (darren price remix 2)"
  5. "born slippy.NUXX (deep pan)"
  6. "banstyle (alex reece mix)"
  7. "dark + long (dark train)"

2xCD : Junior Boy's Own / V2; JBO5005603 (FR) Part 1/2[edit]

  1. "born slippy.NUXX (short)"
  2. "born slippy.NUXX (NUXX mix)"
  3. "born slippy.NUXX (darren price remix)"

2xCD : Junior Boy's Own / V2; JBO5005613 (FR) Part 2/2[edit]

  1. "born slippy.NUXX (darren price remix 2)"
  2. "born slippy.NUXX (deep pan)"
  3. "banstyle (alex reece mix)"
  4. "dark + long (dark train)"

Cover images[edit]

Born Slippy .NUXX 2003[edit]

"Born Slippy .NUXX 2003"
Single by Underworld
Released 16 October 2003 (Japan)
25 November 2003 (UK)
Format Vinyl (12"), CD
Genre Progressive trance
Label Junior Boy's Own
Writer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde
Producer(s) Rick Smith, Karl Hyde
Underworld singles chronology
"Dinosaur Adventure 3D"
(2003)
"Born Slippy .NUXX 2003"
(2003)
"JAL to Tokyo"
(2005)

"Born Slippy .NUXX 2003" is a version of "Born Slippy .NUXX" re-released by Underworld to promote the album 1992-2002, originally released in 2003. New remixes were commissioned for this release, along with a new video, compiled by Danny Boyle of clips from his film Trainspotting. The 2003 version eschewed the familiar synth melody and replaced it with a new piano chord melody, which is present throughout the song, rather than at key moments like the original version.

One of the mixes of the track is extensively used by TV Asahi for their station opening sequence.

2003 remix track listings[edit]

CD: Junior Boy's Own, JBO5024703 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 Edit)" - 3:58
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Atomic Hooligan Mix)" - 7:19
  3. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Mix)" - 8:11

CD: V2, V2CP166 (JP)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 Edit)" - 4:00
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 12" Edit)" - 7:01
  3. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Down Version)" - 4:53
  4. "Born Slippy Nuxx (London Elektricity Mix)" - 8:17
  5. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Mix)" - 8:12

CD: Junior Boy's Own, (UK) promo[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 Edit)" - 4:00
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (London Elektricity Mix)" - 8:17
  3. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Atomic Hooligan Mix)" - 7:19
  4. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Down Version)" - 4:53
  5. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Mix)" - 8:12
  6. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 12" Edit)" - 7:01

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5024706 (UK) Part 1/2; V2, 63881-27802-1 (US)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 12" Edit)" - 7:01
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Mix)" - 8:12

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5024700 (UK) Part 2/2[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Atomic Hooligan Mix)" - 7:19
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (London Elektricity Mix)" - 8:17

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5024706P (UK) promo 1/2[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 12" Edit)" - 7:01
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (London Elektricity Mix)" - 8:17

12": Junior Boy's Own, JBO5024700P (UK) promo 2/2[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Paul Oakenfold Mix)" - 8:12
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Atomic Hooligan Mix)" - 7:19

DVD: Junior Boy's Own / JBO8024709 (UK)[edit]

  1. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Danny Boyle Video)" - 3:55
  2. "Born Slippy Nuxx (2003 Down Version)" - 4:55
  3. "Born Slippy Nuxx (Original Version)" - 7:34

Notes[edit]

  • Two digital singles were also released online.

Trivia[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Underworld
  2. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (24 February 2006). "Born Slippy was a greyhound we bet on". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Chart Log UK". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ http://www.mixmag.net/words/news/what-is-the-greatest-dance-track-of-all-time

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