Originally released December 9th, DJ Pierre’s Acid 88 LP gets a Record Store Day vinyl pressing. In tragic fashion, two of the LPs key contributors – Andreas Gehm and Spank-Spank from Phuture – passed away in the months leading up to the release, so it also serves as a form of tribute to two very different but similarly talented innovators. Made with original analog gear from the era, Acid 88 captures the kind of uncompromising raw’az’hell aesthetic that defines Chicago House. Also featured on the project are Tyree Cooper, K Alexi, Rio (the latest member added to Phuture) and others, in addition to “the last complete track that Spanky produced alone.” This is not an insignificant addition to Pierre’s acid oeuvre. This music belonged on vinyl and I’m glad to see it arrive.
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