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30 Years On: 10 Artists Who Are Keeping Acid House Alive
MAR 15, 2017 / Jason Black
This year marks the 30th anniversary of acid house, the dance music subgenre that started it all by kicking off the modern rave generation. As we celebrate its lasting impact on the global underground scene, we’d like to spotlight some of today’s top artists who have continued the cause of bringing the “squelchy” sound to the masses.
For the uninitiated, acid house was first created back in the 1980s by a tight-knit band of local Chicago DJ aficionados. Using a small bass synthesizer known as the Roland TB-303, which was produced only from 1982–84, Nathaniel “DJ Pierre” Jones, Earl “Spanky” Smith Jr., and Herbert “Herb J” Jackson crafted the first acid house track on record. Together as Phuture, the talented trio released 1987’s seminal “Acid Tracks.”“
“Basically, we were striving to create something that DJ Ron Hardy would want to play at the Music Box in Chicago,” Pierre told BBC Radio One host Pete Tong as part of his recent Essential Mix. “One day, I was at a friend’s house, and he had this machine. I asked him what was making that sound and he said, ‘this thing called a Roland TB-303.’ So I talked to Spanky, and he actually went out and got one a few weeks later.
“One day at the house, we were jamming out on it. We had a beat, and the 303 was playing. I walked over to the box and started twisting the knobs, and that’s when the light went off in my head. I was like, whoa, wait a minute… WAIT A MINUTE! By the end of the night, we had recorded the track in one session that became ‘Acid Tracks.’ We took it to Ron Hardy, and he played it... It was pandemonium on the dancefloor.”
The 11-minute acid opus became the prototype for the burgeoning acid house sound in the US and over in the UK, influencing every electronic artist throughout the 1980s and 1990s—from Daft Punk to Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin to Josh Wink.
Even today, acid house lives on, from the summer festival mainstage to the after-hours underground warehouse party. Here are six current artists who are keeping the acid house dream alive for clubbing generations to come.
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Watch the Trailer for They Call it Acid, a Documentary on the Rise of Acid House
Fourteen years in the making, the much-delayed rave documentary They Call it Acid is finally nearing its release date. Chronicling the history of the UK’s biggest counterculture since punk in the mid-1970s, acid house sprung from London’s underground clubs and warehouse parties, ballooning into a massive phenomenon that swept across the UK in the late 1980s.
Narrated by Chicago veteran and Fingers Inc. member Robert Owens, the documentary follows the roots of acid house from its origins in Detroit and Chicago as the sounds were quickly picked up by DJs like Mark Moore, Paul Oakenfold, and Pete Tong, and surged into public consciousness through warehouse raves and outdoor parties. The documentary focuses on the series of police task forces known as “Operation Alkaline,” set out to “neutralize” the trend under the iron-fisted Thatcherist reign of the late 1980s.
They Call It Acid claims to be the “definitive” documentary of acid house’s history, and features interviews from genre stalwarts Jesse Saunders, Derrick May, Marshall Jefferson, and others. Though the film has debuted at a number of worldwide film festivals, it has yet to see widespread release, with a funding campaign still underway. Watch the trailer below and revisit our 1989 feature on the youth-culture phenomenon.
Acid house pioneer DJ Pierre was at the BBC Essential Mix controls at the weekend.
The Chicago producer started his mix with 'Acid Tracks', a record he made as part as Phuture, which is regarded as the first ever acid house track.
Dark Matter's remix of DJ Pierre's 'Destroy This Track' is also included, as is 'Dry Me' by Heiko on Klockworks, Cajmere's 'Day By Day', Paula Temple's 'Gegen' and Amir Alexander's 'White Rhino'.
DJ Pierre was in Phuture with Herb J and DJ Spank-Spank, the latter who passed away in September, releasing on Acid Trax, Strictly Rhythm and Dance Mania throughout the late '80s and '90s.
Listen to DJ Pierre's Essential Mix here.
Acid House Special on BBC Radio HERE
B.Traits celebrates all things Acid to mark the 30th birthday of Acid House! There are mixes from Krankbrother and Luke Vibert. Plus, We Play Acid are Label Mates.
Alex Noyer and Arthur Baker, the producers behind the '808' documentary, pick their favorite tunes that use the drum machine here
Back in the 1950’s, electronics company Philips tried their hand at creating electronic music. The results were… interesting. That is, with the exception of the above track, a jittery cut that resembles acid house almost four decades before it was actually invented. It’s an interesting piece to listen to—just think what would have happened if people started to listen to and be inspired by this music in 1958.