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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.

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...
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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.

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...

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...

Review: DJ Pierre’s “MuSiQ”

MuSiQ is the lead single from DJ Pierre's new album Wild Pitch!
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Earth Trax & Newborn Jr: Maze EP

From aggressive acid to delicate ambient with Polish production duo Earth Trax and Newborn Jr on the Maze EP from Dopeness Galore.

Faceless Junkies Deluxe: Techno 18+ Vol 3

Another dope album of techno beats, analog fuzz and smoldering electronics from Faceless Junkies Deluxe.
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Garrett David Releases The Hodge Podge EP

Every track on the Residual Recordings-released EP delivers.

Secret Studio Drops Another Bomb with 2AMFM

Gloriously hypnotic, SCS07 shows why Secret Studio is your favorite label's favorite label.

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.

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: ...

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...
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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...

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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An Ear to the Chicago Underground: FUCK ACID

Bend your ears and listen up to Dcook, Isoke, Chicago Skyway, Julio Bishop and more on Eargasmic's latest EP FUCK ACID.

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...
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Bai-ee Joins First Stop Chicago at SmartBar May 11

The Secret Studio Records and audioJazz impresario joins T. Mixwell and Mero this Thursday night. Get hype.
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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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Lauren Flax featuring DJ Heather: The Acid

Everyone needs a little nitroglycerin in their sets and "The Acid" will blow a f---ing hole in your head.

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Take a glorious tour from space disco to the great beyond with Bruno Belissimo on a new mixtape in support of his new LP Ghetto Falsetto.

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