Global Underground turns twenty with a series of one-off parties at Amsterdam Dance Event and Ministry of Sound plus an incredible 3 disc album with collectors merchandise

Global Underground has announced details of its ‘TWENTY’ anniversary celebrating two decades of the pioneering independent dance music label. ‘TWENTY’ will see the release of a special 3CD album on 28th October (including a Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition featuring an 112-page hardback photography book of iconic Global Underground images captured by Dean Belcher)

There will be a photographic exhibition of Dean’s pictures – including unseen images from the GU archives – at Edwin Jeans Exhibition Space in Brick Lane, London from 28th October – 10th November (private preview on 27th October) and the biggest Global Underground event ever at Amsterdam’s Q-Factory on 20th October (during ADE) with James Lavelle, Darren Emerson, Eelke Kleijn, Habischman, and many more followed by a party hosted by The Gallery at London’s Ministry of Sound on 28th October with very special guests to be announced.

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Released on 28th October, the 3 x CD Global Underground ‘TWENTY’ album features 50 tracks including 15 album exclusives. It looks back at the finest moments in GU’s history with a collection of classic tracks, updated remixes and brand new productions from the likes of Moby, Sasha, Dixon, Dubfire, UNKLE, Booka Shade, Simian Mobile Disco, Gabriel Ananda and more, and also a bonus unmixed CD entitled ‘The Future’, featuring 10 exclusive tracks from some of world’s best new producers such as Denney, Dale Middleton and Just Her.

‘TWENTY’ will be available in two physical formats – the rather special Super Deluxe Collectors Edition with triple vinyl, triple CDs and a 112 Page 12” Square ‘TWENTY’ hardback photography book all packaged in a hardback slipcase; the second being a Deluxe CD version with triple CDs plus a 24 Page ‘TWENTY’ Booklet. The album will also be available digitally. ‘TWENTY’ can be pre-ordered here.

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Global Underground returned in 2015 under the ownership of its original founder, Andy Horsfield. Over the past twenty years the label has released albums from thirty DJs, visited forty cities, and held thousands of parties with hundreds of thousands of clubbers. ‘TWENTY’ captures the musical and visual highlights of this ground-breaking era; the photography book itself has images chosen from an archive of over 100,000 pictures documenting youth culture around the globe from the Nineties until the present day.

Global Underground’s artist label GUMusic also celebrates its 100th single release on 20th October with the re-release of a GU classic Roland Klinkenberg Feat DJ Remy – ‘Mexico Can Wait’, with a slew of remixes from Gabriel Ananda, Matthew Jonson and more.

‘TWENTY’ will be available in 3 formats and can be pre-ordered here and also from the GU website, GU’s direct to fan retail platform, offering all current releases and a range of exclusive GU Merchandise.

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Global Underground TWENTY Photographic Exhibition, London
“The Scout Hut”, Edwin Jeans Exhibition Space, Brick Lane, London
Press Preview: Thursday 27th October (RSVP only)
General admission: Friday 28th October – Thursday 10th November (Free Entry)

Global Underground TWENTY ADE Party
Q Factory, Amsterdam
Thursday 20th October
First DJs to be announced: James Lavelle, Darren Emerson, Eelke Kleijn and Habischman
Tickets available here and here.

Global Underground TWENTY London Party
Ministry of Sound, London
Friday 28th October
Very special guests to be announced.

The first 300 people through the doors will receive a Free Classic GU CD, and special discount ticket offer of “X2 for £20” is available for a limited time here.

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‘TWENTY’ Tracklist

CD 1
01 Moby – Pale Horses (Apparat Remix)
02 Yousef – Come Home (Sasha Matterhorn Intro Remix)
03 Simian Mobile Disco – Hustler
04 Joris Voorn – Ringo (Rework)
05 Superpitcher – Heroin
06 Guy Gerber – Belly Dancing
07 Darren Emerson – Crash Jack (Original) / (Manuel De La Mare Remix)
08 Dino Lenny – I Feel Stereo
09 Henrik Schwarz / Âme / Dixon feat Derrick L. Carter – Where We At (Version 2)
10 Audion – Mouth To Mouth (Scuba’s Orbital 93 Mix)
11 Dubfire vs Oliver Huntemann – Diablo
12 Timo Maas presents Mad Dogs – Better Make Room (James Holden Remix)
13 Jim Rivers – Stone (Henry Saiz Remix)
14 Nic Fanciulli – Materia (Robert Hood Remix)
15 Pig & Dan – Eiffel Nights
16 Finger Fest Inc. – Autoporno (D.Ramirez Remix)
17 Radio Slave – My Bleep (Roman Flügel Remix)
18 Oliver Huntemann – 37°
19 Booka Shade – Charlotte (Booka’s No Pain No Gain Mix)
20 UNKLE – Heavy Drug (Surrender Sounds Mix)

CD 2
01 Kris Menace feat. Fred Falke – Fairlight
02 Sound 5 – The Hacienda Must Be Re:Built (Tim Davison & Nicko Izzo Remix)
03 Elekfantz – Diggin’ On You (Solomun Remix)
04 Hybrid – Theme From Wide Angle (Dark Skies Remix)
05 Lostep – Burma (Sasha’s Invol2ver Dub)
06 Vector 13 – Rise
07 Adam Freeland – Silverlake Pills (Gui Boratto Remix)
08 Dave Seaman – Gobbledygook (Jori Hulkkonen Remix)
09 Trafik – Find Me (Guy J Dub)
10 Bluefish – One (Bluefish Pitched Back Mix)
11 Dune – Boomerang (Quivver’s Boom Q Dub)
12 Roland Klinkenberg feat. DJ Remy – Mexico Can Wait (Gabriel Ananda Remix)
13 Anil Chawla & Dale Anderson – Leftorium (Petar Dundov Remix)
14 Silver City – Shiver (Ewan Pearson Bari Girl Remix)
15 Situation 2wo – Way2tite (Redanka’s Reversion)
16 Greens Keepers feat. Colette – Keep It Down (Radio Slave Dub)
17 Gus Gus – Crossfade (Maceo Plex Remix)
18 Carlo Dall’Anese & Gui Boratto – Beautiful Song
19 Bushwacka! – Healer (House Mix)
20 Sébastien Tellier – La Ritournelle


01 Denney feat. Kayleigh Stephenson – Another Day
02 Habischman – Hoodoo
03 Just Her – Follow You Down
04 Dale Middleton – Disappearing Act
05 Arturo Hevia – Raices
06 FOTN – Celeste
07 Third Son – Europa
08 Several Definitions – Glint
09 Jaap Ligthart and Alice Rose – Lost In Love
10 Ańii – Rusty