Acid House

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.

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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...
James Jack Rabbit Martin

5 Records with James Jack Rabbit Martin, the Greatest Acid House Producer Ever

A year ago I published a piece on the legend behind the mysterious Chicago acid house producer James "Jack Rabbit" Martin. I had it posted here without much fanfare. In truth it was a...

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...

Acid House on the Radio: Armando on WBMX 1987/1988

Armando Gallop live set recorded in 1987 or 1988 on Chicago's WBMX radio.
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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: Paul Johnson Interview

This is the transcript of our interview with Paul Johnson for The Armando Project. Paul was interviewed via phone on January 15, 2008. Errors in transcription are the fault of the interviewer.   PAUL JOHNSON: I...

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...
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The Phuture Belongs to Him: Remembering Earl Smith, Jr

There was music before Phuture, and music after, and every single day, the legacy of Earl Smith, Jr will grow larger.
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There Are Dreams and There Is Escape: The Legend of James Jack Rabbit Martin

If there is a Robert Johnson of Chicago House Music, it's James "Jack Rabbit" Martin. No one has ever claimed that Martin walked down to a crossroads and had his 303 caressed by the Devil's...
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Roland’s DJ-808 Tour Rolls Through Chicago Today

Guitar Center on Halsted Street is hosting the Chicago stop for Roland's DJ-808 Tour today.

The Acid Family Comes Out Tonight for Spank

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

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...

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.

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...

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...
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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.

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...
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808 The Documentary Makes its Chicago Premiere April 17

Fresh off a debut at SXSW, the documentary on dance music's quintessential machine is set to debut in Chicago this April 17. 808 The Documentary, the film about the ubiquitous drum machine that powered House...

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,...
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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...

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