Acid House

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.

James Jack Rabbit Martin

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.
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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,...

Review: DJ Pierre’s “MuSiQ”

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

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...

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.

The Acid Family Comes Out Tonight for Spank

Smartbar. December 8 2016. Roy Davis, Jr. DJ Pierre. Farley Jackmaster Funk. Czboogie. For Spank.
Granary 12

Some Bad Ass Acid Cuts from Granary 12

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

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...

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.

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...

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.
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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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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."

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...
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Metropolitan Soul Museum: The Real Fake Moon Landing EP

Metropolitan Soul Museum drops four tracks of edgy acid on Trunkfunk Records, Berlin.

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...

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.

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.
Rudosa Acid Tracks

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.

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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