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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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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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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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Some Bad Ass Acid Cuts from Granary 12

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

The Armando Project: Farley Jackmaster Funk Interview

This is the transcript of our interview with Farley Jackmaster Funk for The Armando Project. Farley was interviewed via phone in mid-January 2008. Errors in transcription are the fault of the interviewer.   FARLEY: I...
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The Phuture Belongs to Him: Remembering Earl Smith, Jr

There was music before Phuture, and music after, and every single day, the legacy of Earl Smith, Jr will grow larger.

Secret Studio Drops Another Bomb with 2AMFM

Gloriously hypnotic, SCS07 shows why Secret Studio is your favorite label's favorite label.

Kstarke Records & The House That Jackmaster Hater Built

FIRST, OPEN A RECORD STORE. Open it a few months before Tower becomes the first of the major record chains to liquidate, and preferably at a time when the industry in general is lying...

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...
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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.

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...
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Roland’s DJ-808 Tour Rolls Through Chicago Today

Guitar Center on Halsted Street is hosting the Chicago stop for Roland's DJ-808 Tour today.

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...

WildPitch Atlanta: DJs are taking back the nightclub

5 Magazine talks to Andrea Sutherland, part of a team with DJ Pierre and Afro Acid that brought WildPitch Music Hall to Atlanta.

Phuture Past: DJ Pierre’s First Party Was In a Barn

Seems like every time I sit down with DJ Pierre, we wind up with a lot more material than we can squeeze into print. Last time, we had a lengthy discourse on the meaning...

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.

We Lost a Giant of a Man: Phuture’s Earl Smith, Jr

Earl Smith, Jr.'s obituary will mention his role in the creation of Acid House. We remember him for so much more.

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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New #garagehouse mix series from 5 Mag starting with the legendary Jeremy Sylvester.

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