Underworld to Be Awarded at IMS Ibiza 2018

The IMS Legends Dinner honouring Underworld will take place on May 23rd at Heart Ibiza.

International Music Summit (IMS) has announced to recognise and pay tribute to Underworld, the UK electronic music duo that have helped write British dance music history and propelled the global electronic music scene.

Fusing together elements of techno, dub, trance, Krautrock, drum ’n’ bass, ambient house and even blues, the rave inspired and acid glazed duo are known for their prolific creativity. Having cemented their place in the ’90s underground techno scene, the group’s definitive breakthrough came in 1996 when their timeless anthem “Born Slippy (Nuxx)” became the soundtrack of a generation after it was featured in the film Trainspotting. The success of that single catapulted the band from the underground into the heart of the mainstream. The following two decades saw them build on big success, selling millions of albums and performing countless sold-out shows.

It’s a huge honour to join our fellow IMS Legends awards recipients and for the recognition from IMS. We look forward to an evening of celebration and to doing what we love, playing live,” Underworld say.

IMS Co-Founder Pete Tong comments: “My relationship with Underworld dates back in 1992 when Steve Hall, Andy Weatherall and the Boys Own crew signed  “Mmm Skyscraper I Love You” and released it via their deal with my label FFRR/ London Records. From day one the band radiated a very special aura. The music, the art, the videos and the live performances elevated the genre to a whole new level. When they remade a vocal version of their 95 instrumental track “Born Slippy” for Danny Boyles iconic film “Trainspotting” in 1996 – “Born Slippy (Nuxx)” they refused to release it as a single. I publicly ‘berated’ them for weeks on my BBC Radio 1 show to change their minds. Eventually they relented and it went onto become their biggest hit reaching No 2 in the UK charts and a world wide anthem in the process.  25 years later they are still surprising, innovating and delivering top quality art. It’s a great honour to be celebrating their groundbreaking career at IMS Ibiza 11 in this unique manner.

The IMS Legends Dinner honouring Underworld will take place at Heart Ibiza on Wednesday May 23rd at 8pm, followed by an exclusive live show from the UK duo plus special guests TBA soon.

IMS Legends Dinner In Honour Of Underworld tickets available here.

IMS Present Underworld Live Plus Special Guests tickets available here.


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