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Characterized by the “squelchy” sound of the tweaked knobs of Roland’s 303 electronic bass machine, Acid House was developed in Chicago by Phuture and at the close of the 1980s had become a worldwide phenomenon. Acid is still popular in electronic music with a constant stream of new tracks created both by the original 303, soft synths and gear which emulate the original sound.

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Planet Love draws upon the early work of dance music’s psychonauts and visionaries

Safe Trip compiles a retrospective of "the roots and formative years" of the more psychedelic strains of electronica from 1990 to 1995.
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Mr. Bakerr’s Half Dozen: 6 rarities from Rodney Bakerr & the Rockin’ House catalog

From Mike Dunn to Michael Ezebukwu: here are 6 tracks we love most from the small but hugely influential early Chicago house label, Rockin' House, and the late Rodney Bakerr.
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Kick.S makes their 303s sing on Acid 2021 Vol 1 & Vol 2

Stoned drunk on acid: more than 130 minutes of tweak & squelch on Kick.S's Acid 2021 out now from AcidWorx.
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Nate Manic releases his self-titled debut album

The former music director at Chicago's Smartbar Nate Manic steps out as a producer and vocalist on his self-titled debut album.
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Review: Maelstrom: Expression Directe

On Expression Directe, Cultivated Electronics delivers an EP of electro cool to the touch by Maelstrom.
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Ellen Allien’s UFO Inc releases Alien Rain’s Empire of Illusion

Bad ass new tracks on Alien Rain's Empire of Illusion EP, out now via Ellen Allien's UFO Inc.
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#Rejuvenate – inside the new 5 Mag

Franck Roger, Ed Nine, Rodney Baker, Berlin under lockdown and more in the new issue of 5 Mag, out now.
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Chicago House pioneer Rodney Bakerr has died

Rodney Baker, known professionally as Rodney Bakerr and the brilliant artist behind early Chicago label Rockin' House passed away last week.
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Review: Jordan GCZ drops the nodding Introspective Acid EP

Dark occult sciences in the key of bleep: Jordan GCZ drops the nodding Introspective Acid EP on Rush Hour.
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Jon Delerious drops acid, lofi jazz and more on Can’t Hold Back

Two b-side tracks highlight an EP full of flavor by Jon Delerious for Luke McKeehan's Nordic Trax.
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Acid joyride: 30303 rides the Interstellar Rhythm

Atlanta's 30303 taps into the interstellar rhythm of the universe that takes the DJ and the listener on a cosmic joyride.
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The Techno Agnostics: Rediscovering the Ecstasy of Phil Western & Off and Gone

The beautiful genre-agnostic experimentation of '90s electronica on Off and Gone's 1996 Sigma Receptor, from Dan Handrabur & the late Phil Western.
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Hakim Murphy’s Analog Scriptures

What happened to Hakim Murphy? He's right here. The Chicago producer's latest album Analog Scriptures is under his hm505 alias.
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Acid is Love, Acid is Life & Kerrie Debuts on I Love Acid

Acid is dance music in its natural state and no 1983 record from your dad's basement crates will convince me otherwise.
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Brutalist Acid Slap from Boston 168 on Vax Of Love

Italian duo Boston 168 serve up 3 microdots of squelchy acid on Vax of Love from Ellen Allien's BPitch.
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Acid Delirium on OverworX 003

If we're gonna throw back to rave records let's have more like these, please.
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Acid Flash Forward: Subject To Restrictions Releases Never Trust A Mirror EP

A new four track EP of emerging artists playing dark techno, acid and rough electro from Subject to Restrictions Discs in Zurich.

#StayHomeDisco – DJs Under Lockdown

5 Mag is launching a new project to help hold our community together and feed our souls with good music. DJ sets every day, several times per day.
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SELECT: 6 Acid Tracks with Rudosa

Prolific UK DJ and producer Rudosa shares his playlist of his six favorite acid tracks, past and present, new and classic.
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Retripped: Addis Posse’s Acid Breakbeat Classic Let The Warriors Dance

Acid flashbacks from 1989 on the seminal squelchy breakbeat classic "Let The Warriors Dance."

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