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Last week Sankeys Ibiza started 30 years of Acid House celebration as the only club on the world with their 88/89 dance events this summer.

They also did an interview by myibizatv with dj Judge Jules who performed last wednesday.

Here on Acid Syndicate also this interview.

Have fun - Let's Jack !


When it comes to legacies in Ibiza, one that is simply unparalleled is that of dance music pioneer, Judge Jules – one of the most popular figures in the history of the industry.

Passionate, talented and a sublime taste for impeccable music, Judge Jules’ incredible sets are defined as the very epitome of what DJing is all about.

Gifted with the remarkable ability to reel in a crowd, shake them up from their very core and leave them desiring more and more, the deck dexterity of Judge Jules has helped him earn his place amongst the DJ aristocracy.

We recently caught up with the legendary Judge Jules and discussed what he loves the most about Acid House, his scheduled appearances for Dance 88/89 at Sankeys Ibiza this summer and life as a music lawyer.

2017 marks three decades since the arrival of the ‘Summer of Love’ – the year Paul Oakenfold and co changed the very landscape of dance music around the world. What are your favourite memories from the summer of 1987 and why? Any funny tales from Ibiza during this particular season…

I actually first went to Ibiza in 1988, so I missed the ‘Summer of Love’ by one year. However, I do remember that gig in Pacha in 1988, my first ever Ibiza visit and gig. The gig was at the start of the trip and the rest is a blur. Similar to most people’s first visit to Ibiza, I imagine.

This was, of course, the year that ultimately sparked a catalyst for the rise in Acid House. What do you love the most about this particular genre of music and how did it help influence/inspire you to establish your name as one of dance music’s biggest icons?

The music itself is very spiritual. The Acid House genre spans to many different boundaries which was ideal for variety in one’s sets. Whether you chose to play more piano-based house music or stripped-down Detroit techno, the combination of the two always worked well in sets, and still do to this day.

This year will see you absent from the Eden Ibiza weekly summer proceedings for the first time in many years. What was the reasoning behind the decision to take Judgment away from Eden Ibiza and what will you miss most about playing there on a regular basis?

I’ve been playing in Ibiza for as long as I can remember, and it’s important to keep things evolving and fresh. So I felt that this year it was time for something new. Sankeys is a great venue, and the Dance 88/89 night has evolved well, so I’m looking forward to a great season ahead in pastures new.

You will, instead, be gracing the dark and desolate Basement of Sankeys Ibiza for this year’s edition of Dance 88/89. What are you looking forward to the most about performing at this concept this summer?

For me and many others, it was the golden era of electronic music, so to bring that period back into a modern context is a delightful prospect. By using new personal edits and remastered versions of the older tracks, we can recreate and capture that decade, as well as introduce it to audiences who weren’t even born in the late eighties.

For someone who has never experienced a taste of Dance 88/89, what could one expect from this particular platform during its second summer on the island?

Definitely a more intense atmosphere, especially with the size of Sankeys. It’s also something different and wholly more meaningful than the generic Tech-House that’s currently flooding much of the island – a different party entirely.

What influences you creatively within the studio when producing music and how does your production process differ now to say 20/30 years ago?

I’d say the process has been fairly consistent throughout my career. I tend to pull ideas together in the studio, and then road test the tracks in sets. If the dancefloor reaction is good and the sound fits in well with what I’m doing, I’ll move forward from there. If not, the track will be back to the drawing board.

Finally, in the week, you work as a music lawyer. What aspect do you love most about this role and why?

As you can imagine, working as a music lawyer has given me very deep insight into the music business. My DJ and music lawyer roles feed into each other beautifully. In some respects, they can work hand in hand, and my knowledge for each field strengthens the other.


Celebrating 30 years Acid House Music with Acid Alchemy Labworks: Rock To The Beat 2017 Remix 

Original by Reese & Santonio and also 101 in 1989 

This is Acid Syndicates contribution 

Have Fun and Let's Jack !


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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Acid Syndicate is looking for acid (house) artist who like to post their art here on the Acid Syndicate website to promote yourself. The Acid Syndicate website has a new corner called New Jack Generation specially for new talent who like to promote their art. Any kind of acid music is allowed, there is only one condition!  

Only soundcloud links are possible!

So your music must be on Soundcloud because Jimbo has no mediaplayer option.

So please send an email to Acid Syndicate and a Soundcloud link with one or two tracks of your art.

I'm very greatful:)


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.

12 essential songs that use 808s, picked by the experts


Alex Noyer and Arthur Baker, the producers behind the '808' documentary, pick their favorite tunes that use the drum machine here


TUNE OF THE DAY: Acid Feen - Cid Sex 


There must be thousands of electronic music labels worldwide with abstract names — but We Play Acid doesn’t leave you guessing what it’s all about.


The Portuguese label exclusively focuses on underground acid house and techno and anything with a debt to the analogue synth sounds of the Roland 303 and the comfort blanket thumps of 808 and 909 drum machines.




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.