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Underworld: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York NY

Live Review by Steven Daly, Rolling Stone, 10 June 1999

OUTSIDE UNDERWORLD'S only Manhattan show, dealers are touting coke and ecstasy. And judging by the euphoric mood inside, there are more than a few takers. ...

Album of the Year: Never mind Talvin Singh, here's the bollocks...

Interview by Toby Manning, Jockey Slut, December 1999

High above central London, Jockey Slut assembled an illustrious panel to debate, Mercury Prize-style, the album of the year in the plush environs of Home's ...

Underworld: Second Toughest in the Infants (Junior Boys Own JBOCD4)

Review by Andy Gill, The Independent, 8 March 1996

UNDERWORLD'S 1994 masterpiece, dubnobasswithmyheadman, set new standards for techno music, bringing a confounding humanity to the genre. Since then, they've retreated somewhat from the limelight, ...

Warhol Without the Wackos: Underworld's Beaucoup Fish

Review by James Hunter, New York Observer, 19 April 1999

THERE'S ALWAYS BEEN something different about Underworld, the three cunning Englishmen who in the '90s have had their way with U.K. beat culture, recasting it ...

Underworld: Oblivion With Bells

Review by Nick Southall, Stylus, 12 October 2007

HOW THE HELL do Underworld still exist? Just past a decade from their cultural peak of the twin bombshells of Second Toughest in the Infants ...

Underworld: Brixton Academy Megadog, London

Live Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 15 January 1994



Report by Carl Loben, Melody Maker, 5 June 1999

Orbit's minute-by-minute descent into delirium ...

The 40 Most Collectible Records

Guide by Bill Brewster, Mixmag, 2006

Okay, so it's not really the 40 most collectable records (if it was, it would contain nothing but doo-wop, northern soul and classical music). It's ...

The iJamming! Interview: Underworld

Interview by Tony Fletcher,, Summer 2002

IN THEORY, THEY'RE the greatest group on the planet. By which I mean that Underworld's Modus Operandi reads, to me, like a blueprint for how ...

Björk, Underworld, 808 State: Irvine Beach '96, Irvine Beach Park, Scotland

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, New Musical Express, 14 September 1996


Underworld's Dubnobass... 20 years on

Retrospective and Interview by Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 9 October 2014

THE PLAN, in the beginning, was that there was no plan. No album, no record label, no tours. Karl Hyde and Rick Smith of Underworld ...


Retrospective and Interview by David Bennun, The Guardian, February 1999

AS LOW POINTS go, this one was not merely a dip in life's road. It was a chasm. A gorge. A bloody great sheer-sided canyon. ...

Underworld: Going Overground

Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 22 January 1994

I KNOW IT'S ONLY January but there's no way you will hear a more thrilling dance music album this year than Underworld's Dubnobasswithmyheadman. No fucking ...

Underworld: Alphabet Soup

Interview by Push, Muzik, 10 March 1996

With the release of their new album, Second Toughest In The Infants, UNDERWORLD take a hurtling ride through their world... With a little help from ...

Celebrating the Underbelly: Underworld

Retrospective and Interview by Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, September 2008

UNDERWORLD HAVE been at the forefront of electronic music for the past 15 years. The partnership at the group's core, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, ...

Underworld: The Rocket, London

Live Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 27 June 1998

WE GOT NO 'Born Slippy' with its killer "lager lager lager" chorus tonight because sensitive artist Darren Emerson is "fucked off with it". Well excuse ...

Underworld: A Hundred Days Off (JBO) ****

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, October 2002

FIRST ALBUM by electronic dance act now a duo since departure of Darren Emerson ...

Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman

Review by Barney Hoskyns,, 2008

NOT FOR NOTHING is the first track on this almost unpronounceable album called 'Dark & Long'. Almost all the tracks by this UK techno trio ...

Our Electric Friends: Humanising the Highway, from ‘Autobahn’ to Orbital

Book Excerpt by Ben Thompson, 'Seven Years of Plenty', 1998

DRIVING ON THE M25 in a rusty Mini. Early evening, thick drizzle. Only one windscreen wiper works because someone has snapped the end off the ...

And Then There Were Two: Underworld

Report and Interview by Ben Thompson, The Independent, 25 August 2000

I SAW KARL HYDE get on a train with his baby daughter once, at Liverpool Street station. On the face of it, this was not ...


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