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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.

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.
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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.

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...

DJ Spank-Spank from Phuture in Recovery Following Stroke

Earl Smith, known in the dance music community by the moniker DJ Spank-Spank from the legendary Acid House creators Phuture, suffered a stroke on Saturday and is currently in recovery following surgery. A post from...

Win a Free Roland TR-8 for #808Day

The 808 drum machine has inspired a documentary and now a holiday. Roland and the team behind the AIRA product line are marking the adorable advent of #808 day by teaming up to offer...

Review: DJ Pierre’s “MuSiQ”

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

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.

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...

The Acid Family Comes Out Tonight for Spank

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

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...

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...
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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.

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...

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.
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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...
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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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Garrett David Releases The Hodge Podge EP

Every track on the Residual Recordings-released EP delivers.
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Meet The Teachers: Every Set from Boiler Room Chicago 2017

A tribute to a tribute to Chicago with DJ Pierre, DJ Hyperactive, Glenn Underground, Paul Johnson, Boo Williams, Mike Dearborn and Ron Trent.

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...

Zernell: A 5 Mag Mix Vol ++002

New mix of rare and vintage Acid House and an interview from Zernell, proprietor of Grimy Edits and Grimy Trax for 5 Magazine's new mix and interview series. The 5 Mag Mix is 5 Magazine's...

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From the furthest reaches of the North American continent, Nordic Trax has established itself as an indispensable voice in the house music scene. Owner Luke McKeehan on 20 years of keeping it alive.

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