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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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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...

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,...

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.

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.

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...

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.

Secret Studio Drops Another Bomb with 2AMFM

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

Review: DJ Pierre’s “MuSiQ”

MuSiQ is the lead single from DJ Pierre's new album Wild Pitch!

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...

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.
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DJ Pierre Givin’ The People What They Want: Back 2 House

The House Sound of Chicago stomps forward with another fiery plate from DJ Pierre, this time alongside Italian production duo Supernova and Afro Acid youngblood Raskal. "Back 2 House" bangs the favorite vocal of jack...

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...

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...

Space Meow Doll: San San (Remixes)

This is a label I should write about more often. Firm Tracks has a great name, garish art and something like a family vibe that makes every record feel like a less malignant version...

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...

Cajmere and Wayne Williams: Acid House (Cajual)

After Cajmere recently remixed Wayne William's single, "You The Feeling" for Maurice Joshua on his Nu Soul label, he must've sparked the idea for this release. It's not groundbreaking but it gets the job...

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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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.
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DJ Pierre’s Acid 88 Gets Pressed Up On Vinyl

Some tributes to fallen heroes highlight DJ Pierre's acid opus, now on wax.

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