We count down our top Underworld tunes ahead of their live headline performance at Neopop Festival this August.
Taking place metres from the Atlantic Ocean in the historic setting of Viana Do Castelo, Neopop Festival has grown into one of Europe’s most respected techno festivals. Year on year they host the best artists techno has to offer for an unforgettable weekend of raving under the sun.
This year they’ve once again put together another mind-blowing line up catering for all your techno needs. Originators play alongside the scenes more contemporary acts in one of the biggest celebrations of techno this summer. Highlights from this year's edition include Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Dax J, Jeff Mills, Floorplan, KiNK and Underworld.
Ahead of the event this August we close in on one of our favourite acts from the line up, Underworld. They're headling the show with one of their incredible live sets. Mixing prog house, trance, progressive, synth pop, techno and plenty more - they've influenced everything that came after and made music for plenty of vital films, TV shows and even the Summer 2012 Olympics. Before their appearence at Neopop, we could probably have picked 20, but here we look at five of their most enduring tunes…
Born Slippy (Nuxx)
One of Underworld's best-known tracks and celebrated as one of the greatest dance tracks of the decade, not least because of its use in Trainspotting.
Originally from 1993, this one became a huge club anthem even though it interestingly never appeared on a full album. Prog trance at its finest.
This one shares a lot with Rez and often appears next to it in sets, with layered, progressive melodies and emotion really carry you away.
2 Months Off
Big room electronica with great hooks and infectious drums. Classic.
This one landed in the Top 12 of the UK charts with its richly layered trance chords and sublime, building drum work. It came on the Beaucoup Fish album and is a fan favourite.
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Line up: 2Jack4U, Acid Pauli, Amato & Andriani (live), Amelie Lens, Ben Klock, Chris Liebing, Colin Benders, Dasha Rush (live), Dax J, DJ Deep b2b Zadig, DVS1, Hardfloor (live), Hector Oaks, Interstellar Funk, Ivan Smagghe, Jeff Mills, John Digweed, Julianna, KiNK (live), Laurent Garnier, Lewis Fautzi, Maceo Plex, Nastia, Nicola Lutz, Ø[Phase] b2b Matrixxmann, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, Rebekah (live), Richie Hawtin, Rødhåd, Rui Vargas, Sensible Soccers, Solar b2b Lokier, Surgeon (live), Tale Of Us, The Advent (live), Underworld (live), Wata Igarashi (live) - Tickets
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