20 Questions With Underworld: The Dance Icons on ’90s Raves, EDM & Their Upcoming Tour

2020 marks 40 years of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith making music together. The duo started in the early '80s as their experimental, new wave band Freur and eventually transformed into Underworld, the heady electronic outfit that emerged as one of the '90s dance world's most celebrated acts.

Hyde’s stream-of-consciousness lyrics and charismatic live presence, combined with Smith’s amalgamation of musical styles into a relentless and complex, yet often dumbfoundingly simple beat -- alongside always-stunning visuals -- secured the duo’s position at the forefront of electronic dance during the '90s. Their anthem “Born Slippy .NUXX” is synonymous with the classic U.K. heroin odyssey Trainspotting, not only amplifying the…