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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.

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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.
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DJ Pierre: The 5 Magazine Interview

"We were struggling so hard to make something we thought sounded good," DJ Pierre says today of the early days of Phuture. "That struggle ultimately lead to us getting a 303. And once we...
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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.

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...

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...

The Acid Family Comes Out Tonight for Spank

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

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...

Rock The House: Rodney Bakerr and Rockin’ House Records

Averaging just one record a year since 1986, Rodney Bakerr's Rockin' House Records makes a fair claim for being considered one of Chicago's greatest House Music labels. Chicago celebrates things that last until they're dead...
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DJ Pierre’s Acid 88 Gets Pressed Up On Vinyl

Some tributes to fallen heroes highlight DJ Pierre's acid opus, now on wax.
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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.

Space Meow Doll: San San (Remixes)

This is a label I should write about more often. Firm Tracks has a great name, garish art and something like a family vibe that makes every record feel like a less malignant version...

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...

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 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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Roland Releases Schedule for #909 Day Celebration

Music festival meets product launch-a-palooza with DJ Pierre, Ian Pooley and others.

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,...

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...

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...
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...

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