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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.

The Armando Project: Kevin Starke Interview

Kevin Starke is the owner of KStarke Records, the pre-eminent record store in Chicago both for House and other genres of music, for The Armando Project. Kevin was interviewed at KStarke on January 7,...

Phuture Perfect: DJ Pierre on the Return of the Original Acid House Band

For the first time in decades, Acid House creators DJ Pierre and Spank Spank are touring together as Phuture. They want you to know that it all began in Chicago. Acid House emerged from the...
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There Are Dreams and There Is Escape: The Legend of James Jack Rabbit Martin

If there is a Robert Johnson of Chicago House Music, it's James "Jack Rabbit" Martin. No one has ever claimed that Martin walked down to a crossroads and had his 303 caressed by the Devil's...
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Christian Lisco’s Acid Cuts are Face-Melting Bliss

Vinyl only lo-fi nitro to blow up your system from Italian acid mongers Christian Lisco and Raw Culture.
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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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DJ Pierre Describes Wild Pitch – And Some Straight Talk About Acid House

In the movie A Pure Formality, the reclusive writer Onoff dismisses interviews as an exercise in which "a man asks questions he already knows the answers to, for the pleasure of hearing you repeat...

Faceless Junkies Deluxe: Techno 18+ Vol 3

Another dope album of techno beats, analog fuzz and smoldering electronics from Faceless Junkies Deluxe.

#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.
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Garrett David Releases The Hodge Podge EP

Every track on the Residual Recordings-released EP delivers.

Faceless Junkies Deluxe: Acid on Acid is Heaven on Earth Vol 6

Insane bandcamp acid and techno from Faceless Junkies Deluxe. Play it loud.
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Some Bad Ass Acid Cuts from Granary 12

Lethal hardware-crafted acid bounce on Granary 12's new twelve inch.

Vibe Me To The Moon Launches with Nightsteppaz & Roland Clark

New label Vibe Me To The Moon debuts some scene commentary from Roland Clark and Nightsteppaz remixed by Joeski, MANIK, Jay Tripwire and Chris Luzz.
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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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STREAM: DJ Pierre Rides The Underground

While we're making up new genres, how about "Wild Pitch Disco"? DJ Pierre is back with a new release on his Afro Acid label. "The Underground" leads you by the end through a dark,...

Acid House on the Radio: Armando on WBMX 1987/1988

Armando Gallop live set recorded in 1987 or 1988 on Chicago's WBMX radio.
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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.

DJ Spank-Spank from Phuture in Recovery Following Stroke

Earl Smith, known in the dance music community by the moniker DJ Spank-Spank from the legendary Acid House creators Phuture, suffered a stroke on Saturday and is currently in recovery following surgery. A post from...

Phuture In Conversation with 5 Magazine – July 15 2015

The Apple Store in conjunction with 5 Magazine present a special talk with PHUTURE on the creation and rise of Acid House Music. Acid House revolutionized dance music worldwide, but it was a sound created...
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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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Smartbar reopens: “We cannot wait to dance with you”

Chicago institution Smartbar will reopen starting this weekend for the first time in 16 months. Here's the line-up:

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