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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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Mr. Fingers Outer Acid EP

Larry Heard's records stick around for a long time. Outer Acid is going to be with us for awhile too.

The Armando Project: Terry Hunter Interview

The following is a partial transcript of our interview with Terry Hunter for The Armando Project. Terry was on the road at the time, and took time out to answer a few questions and...

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.

T’s Crates Revamps Emmaculate’s Fenix

Terry Hunter's T's Crates takes Fenix into the shop, with a stomping acid mix and spoken word by Chicago's Black Widow.

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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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.

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.

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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808 The Documentary Makes its Chicago Premiere April 17

Fresh off a debut at SXSW, the documentary on dance music's quintessential machine is set to debut in Chicago this April 17. 808 The Documentary, the film about the ubiquitous drum machine that powered House...

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.
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Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.
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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.

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.
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Take a Virtual Video Tour of the Private Roland Museum

Iconic music manufacturer Roland offers you the chance to tour their glorious private museum from the comfort of your couch.
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5 Records with James Jack Rabbit Martin, the Greatest Acid House Producer Ever

A year ago I published a piece on the legend behind the mysterious Chicago acid house producer James "Jack Rabbit" Martin. I had it posted here without much fanfare. In truth it was a...

Armando Gallop: A Life

If you lived in Chicago in the 1990s, you couldn't get away from Armando Gallop. As a DJ, producer and promoter, he was everywhere in this town. From his "School Daze" parties at the...

Chicago Underground: Kevin Starke Interview & Free Track Download

Chicago Underground is a new regular feature in 5 Magazine, in which we'll be featuring Chicago producers and giving away a free download of one of their tracks so you can check out their...

The Armando Project: Mike Dunn Interview

Mike Dunn was interviewed by phone in mid-January 2008 for The Armando Project. The interview began with some small-talk which is redacted here. Errors in transcription are the fault of the interviewer.   MIKE DUNN: A...

Rock The House: Rodney Bakerr and Rockin’ House Records

Averaging just one record a year since 1986, Rodney Bakerr's Rockin' House Records makes a fair claim for being considered one of Chicago's greatest House Music labels. Chicago celebrates things that last until they're dead...

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.

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#StayHomeDisco Kevin Knapp Live at Kater Blau

Hot Creations, Crosstown Rebels and Dirtybird recording artist Kevin Knapp live set recorded at Kater Blau in Berlin Feb 22 2020.

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