Acid House

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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Lester Fitzpatrick Is Doing The Work

From Relief & Dance Mania to UKR, Lester Fitzpatrick has become one of the most prolific underground artists in Chicago and probably the world. He's not slowing down. And this is how he does the work.
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#ListenUp Fantastic Man drops “Alltogethernow” for Kalahari Oyster Cult

Fantastic Man works a sinister, gnarly bassline on a new four track EP from your favorite Techno Cultists.
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This is 5 Mag Issue 200

Milestone issue as we celebrate our 17th anniversary with Ron Trent, Black Loops, John Digweed & Nick Muir, Todd Edwards, Rebecca Goldberg, Elisa Bee and more.
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Jubilee, DJ Holographic remix House Amazing

Jubilee and DJ Holographic rework "House Amazing" on Major Records.
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Bowling for Acid: Posthuman, Frankie Vega & more at The Acid Bowl April 29

Shoe rental is included in the admission to The Acid Bowl on April 29 2022, Chicago's first annual all acid house blacklight bowling party with I Love Acid's Posthuman, Frankie Vega, Josh Werner and DJ Warp.
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Acid In, Acid Out, Acid Over on KiNK’s Devotional “Clap On 2”

KiNK is working through the occult science numerology of dance music on the wide-ranging Clap On 2 EP - one that's both worthy of devotional study and an irresistible force when it encounters some booty that must be moved.
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A Tribute to Ron Hardy & the Muzik Box

From DJ M-Traxxx aka Manny Cuevas, a longtime DJ and old school Chicago house enthusiast comes this tribute to Ron Hardy and Chicago's legendary Muzik Box nightclub.
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The Secret DJ has a new book: Tales From The Booth

The mysterious author and veteran DJ's third title will be released this Friday from Velocity Press.
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Kai Alcé & Voigtmann remix Silverlining’s “Aura”

Deep, techy and acid-bubbling remixes from Kai Alce and Voightmann on Silverlining Dubs XI, taken from Asad Rizvi's Simulacra album.
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#ListenUp Sonic blotter from Liquid Earth & Kalahari Oyster Cult

Liquid Earth's "Scope Zone" goes from blotter on your tongue to trails in the corner of your eyes in 7:30.
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Posthuman’s Requiem For A Rave is more than nostalgia for your misspent youth

The Posthuman album Requiem for a Rave could be your life, and if you're reading this it probably was.
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808 State, From the Beginning

Bruce Tantum's groundbreaking interview with Graham Massey and the late Andrew Barker on the history of 808 State.
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The real house sound of Chicago on “Chicago Is Home Vol 1”

A new four track track EP on vinyl from Chicago producers Kid Enigma, Chicago Skyway, Dan Ryan and Ed Nine with the real house sound of Chicago circa November 2021.
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Ian Pooley strips it down for Rekids on “Studio A”

Studio A showcases a raw return to brass tacks, analog gear and a stripped down aesthetic for Ian Pooley's latest on Rekids.
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Viva Chicago, Viva Acid

Viva Acid is a cultural celebration, lecture and event series this weekend October 23 and 24 in Chicago.
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New York’s WTCHCRFT debuts on I Love Acid

SQLCHY: the soundtrack for an uprising on vinyl from WTCHCRFT and I Love Acid.
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Traxman to reissue his Westside Boogie Vol 3

Traxman is pounding that 303 like he's blowing space invaders out of the sky on the classic Westside Boogie Vol 3, reissued on vinyl by Factory Music Chicago.
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Braxton Holmes’ Princeton Park is one of the best records of the year

Princeton Park is a few months old, it's solid gold and as far as precious metals go Braxton Holmes' marvelous EP still relatively plentiful in your local record shop.
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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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Searching: Inside 5 Mag Issue 204

With Detroit's Reggie Dokes, Aterral Records, Carlo, Maggie Tra, Demuir, Cyphon Records and more inside 5 Mag Issue 204, out now.
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Glenn Davis – RISE vol 2

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Cee ElAssaad: Evolve