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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.

#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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Some Bad Ass Acid Cuts from Granary 12

Lethal hardware-crafted acid bounce on Granary 12's new twelve inch.
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The Run-Out: There’s More to the Legend of James “Jack Rabbit” Martin

5 Mag remembers some of the greatest acid house ever made and a youthful romance with Tanya Vega and the records of James "Jack Rabbit" Martin.

Listen to 808 State’s New EP and Album Teaser

Subsequent Granada Report features two exclusive tracks and two new ones taken from 808 State's first album in 17 years.
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#ListenUp Absent Channels Ancient Chicago Acid Jack on Armani’s Ghost

Absent makes his debut on Mark Broom's Beard Man label with devastating techno artillery on the Animate EP.

#ListenUp Paul Johnson Remixes Torrfisk on “A 2 The K”

Torrfisk returns to Apollo Music Group with bleary party jams that evoke the sights, sounds and smells of a '90s Chicago loft.

Chicago House’s Sleezy D of “I’ve Lost Control” Has Died

Marshall Jefferson tagged us in a post bringing the news that Derrick Harris aka Sleezy D has died of kidney failure.

Jupiter4 Releases Electro Acid Tele Funk from Vin Sol

Spacey 808s and Terminator laser war footage appropriated for the dancefloor: Vin Sol's 808 Tele Funk EP breaks cosmic new ground for 5 Mag fave Jupiter4 Records.
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Listen to Ali Berger’s KEYS THE DOOR Vol 1

Dripping and sometimes drenched in acid, Ali Berger's 4 track Keys The Door EP 1 makes for some riotous moments.
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Behringer Clones Roland While Roland Puts a 303 in the Cloud

Instead of the long-desired hardware revision, Roland has put the TB-303 into the cloud as part of the 303 day festivities.

Shaun J. Wright & Alinka Explore Journey Into the Deep

The reprise of Shaun J Wright and Alinka's "Journey Into The Deep" gets lit up by Justin Cudmore in one of the best acid tracks of 2018.

Traverse Seventeen on Eargasmic Recordings

Daryl Cura's last six tracks have been free downloads from Bandcamp and if you're not hip to this then now is the time to get up to speed.

Ponyrok Closing Set at Deep Club 5 Year Anniversary

New DJ set recorded at Deep Club's 5 year anniversary featuring Deep Club resident Ponyrok.

Lauren Flax featuring DJ Heather: The Acid

Everyone needs a little nitroglycerin in their sets and "The Acid" will blow a f---ing hole in your head.

Faceless Junkies Deluxe: TR-909+TR-606 TRAX

March saw the release of 34 tracks spread out across 7 EPs and albums by Faceless Junkies Deluxe, which is pretty intense even by his standards.

Frique Crashes Through 30 Years of Chicago House History on Clashed

New Sounds from the Underground: Here's a Chicago homage to maybe the only song in House Music history that's a full-on meme.

An Ear to the Chicago Underground: FUCK ACID

Bend your ears and listen up to Dcook, Isoke, Chicago Skyway, Julio Bishop and more on Eargasmic's latest EP FUCK ACID.

Earth Trax & Newborn Jr: Maze EP

From aggressive acid to delicate ambient with Polish production duo Earth Trax and Newborn Jr on the Maze EP from Dopeness Galore.

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