Underworld (UK electronic music group)

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Karl Hyde and Rick Smith started out in the mid- and late-1980's as Freur, the band that would eventually become today's Underworld, making quirky new-wave pop. British DJ Darren Emerson made their acquaintance in 1992 and helped them refine their sound into something more sleek and beat-oriented, yet still shot through with tinges of blues, rock and spoken-word streams of consciousness. After several releases on Junior Boy's Own as Lemon Interupt, the three of them re-adopted the Underworld name. The trio's first full-length, Dubnobasswithmyheadman, was released in 1993 to rave reviews and is still considered a landmark piece of work today. It spawned several hit singles (Dark & Long, Cowgirl, Dirty Epic) and was followed a couple years later by the Born Slippy single and sophomore album Second Toughest In The Infants. Underworld's well-praised remixography also continued to grow, including Björk, Saint Etienne, Simply Red, Massive Attack and Leftfield, among others. After licensing a remix of "Born Slippy" out for the 1996 cult classic film Trainspotting, Underworld gained instant worldwide fame and found themselves touring furiously, touting their renowned, high-energy live act worldwide. Their fame continued to run high into the release of Beaucoup Fish (1999) and Everything, Everything (2000), after which time Emerson left the group to concentrate more on his DJ career. The album A Hundred Days Off followed in 2003. In addition to their music, Karl and Rick also own and run a graphic design company, Tomato, which has done high-profile work for clients around the world as well as providing art for all of Underworld's releases. In addition, Karl Hyde, along with John Warwicker have published two typograpic journals, the first being "Mmm... Skyscraper, I Love You" (1994), the second was "In The Belly Of Saint Paul" (2003).

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Underworld are a British electronic group formed in 1980 in Cardiff and the principal name under which musicians Karl Hyde and Rick Smith have recorded together. Darren Price has toured with the band since 2005, after the departure of Darren Emerson in 2000. Known for visual style and dynamic live performances, Underworld have influenced a wide range of artists and been featured in soundtracks and scores for films, television, and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Their eighth studio album, Barking, was released on 13 September 2010.

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1988 Underneath the Radar Underworld 2
1989 Change the Weather Underworld 2
1993 Dubnobasswithmyheadman Underworld 4.6 8
1996 Second Toughest in the Infants Underworld 4.35 8
1999 Beaucoup Fish Underworld 3.8 8
2002 A Hundred Days Off Underworld 3.5 3
2007 Oblivion With Bells Underworld 3.35 7
2009 Athens Underworld vs The Misterons 1
2010 Barking Underworld 4 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1999 King Of Snake / Jumbo / Push Upstairs / Bruce Lee Compilation Underworld 1
2003 Back to Mine: Underworld Compilation Underworld 3
2003 1992-2002 Compilation Underworld 5
2011 1992-2012 - The Anthology Compilation Underworld 2
2011 A Collection Compilation Underworld 2
Millenium Hits Compilation Underworld 1
Trainspotting Compilation Underworld 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2000 Everything, Everything Live Underworld 5 3
2005 Live in Tokyo Live Underworld 1
2007 Birmingham Academy. England 9.10.2007 Live Underworld 1
2007 Glasgow Academy. Scotland 13.10.2007 Live Underworld 1
2007 Manchester Apollo. England 16.10.2007 Live Underworld 1
2007 London Roundhouse. England 17.10.2007 Live Underworld 1
2007 London Roundhouse, England 18.10.2007 Live Underworld 1
2007 London Roundhouse. England 18.10.2007 Live Underworld 1
2007 Live at the Oblivion Ball Live Underworld 1
2008 Köln Palladium. Germany 28.01.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 Rotterdam Massilo. Holland 29.01.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 Amsterdam Heineken Music Hall. Holland 30.01.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels. Belgium 31.01.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 London Roundhouse. England 28.02.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 London Roundhouse. England 29.02.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 Brixton Academy, London, England. 31.10.2008 Live Underworld 1
2008 Brixton Academy, London, England. 01.11.2008 Live Underworld 1
2010 iTunes Festival: London 2010 Live Underworld 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 The Bells The Bells Remix Underworld 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Breaking and Entering Soundtrack Underworld & Gabriel Yared 1
2007 Sunshine: Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack John Murphy & Underworld 2
2011 Frankenstein Soundtrack Underworld 2

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1989 Stand Up Underworld 1
1993 Mmm… Skyscraper I Love You Underworld 3 1
1993 Spikee / Dogman Go Woof Underworld 3 1
1994 Dark & Long Underworld 4 5
1994 Cowgirl Underworld 4 1
1994 Dirty Epic / Cowgirl Underworld 2
1994 Rez / Cowgirl Underworld 4 2
1995 Born Slippy Underworld 4 5
1996 Pearl's Girl Underworld 4 6
1996 Born Slippy .NUXX Underworld 5 12
1996 Born Slippy Underworld 1
1997 Moaner Underworld 4 1

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