DJ Muggs Tells All: The Stories Behind His Classic Records (Part 1)

U2 "Numb (Soul Assassins Remix)" (1993)

Album: Melon: Remixes for Propaganda
Label: Island Records

DJ Muggs: “U2 were big Cypress Hill fans. So they reached out to us to do this remix. And I guess it was Edge’s first time singing as the main vocalist. And when I heard it, [the style of his vocals] reminded me of a rap. So I said, ‘I’m gonna give him something slow. A Cypress Hill, De La Soul, mellow, bluesy type track.’

“We used to do all the remixes in one night, because the studio was $2,000 a night. Shit was expensive. So we went in the studio and banged it out in one night. But I was like, ‘Wow, U2 is calling me? This is fucking big.’ I was excited to do that record, because I was a fan.

“I met Bono, but not until later, at some event. Super cool cat. They like music. They remind me of like Thom Yorke, who is super in tune with what’s going on, and super cutting edge, and knows what’s happening, and is involved.”

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