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Techno music pioneering band Underworld remains ever current

Techno music pioneering band Underworld remains ever current

Underworld's Karl Hyde admits that when he took the stage at Barcelona, Spain's Primavera Sound Festival in May, he was a little anxious. The set he was about to play — a front-to-back live performance of his band's landmark 1994 techno album "Dubnobasswithmyheadman" — might have proved a tough sell to a late-night festival crowd of tens of thousands in 2015. Would a flighty audience stick around for a full LP full of moody electronic songs with cryptic lyrics, whose singles often approach 10 minutes? Would young dance music fans even remember the two-decade-old record, a staple of first-generation British rave culture now competing with the...

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