Category Archives: Acid House

THE A-Z OF THE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2013-PART 1.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2013-PART 1.  Considering how many compilations have been released during 2013, picking the fifty best compilations wasn’t easy. After all, I’ve listened to hundreds of compilations. They’ve come from the four corners of the globe, featuring every musical genre known to man. This includes everything from Acid House, …

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THE A-Z OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2013-PART 1.

THE A-Z OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2013-PART 1.  With 2013 drawing to a close, and a new musical year beckoning, it’s time to look back at the best music released during the year. Over the next few days, I’ll look back at the best compilation, reissues and new releases. Before that, I’ll pick …

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JEROME DERRADJ PRESENTS: BANG THE BOX! THE (LOST) STORY OF AKA DANCE MUSIC, CHICAGO 1987-88.

JEROME DERRADJ PRESENTS: BANG THE BOX! THE (LOST) STORY OF AKA DANCE MUSIC, CHICAGO 1987-88. Having cofounded Sunset Records in Chicago, in 1985, Matt Warren spent the next two years transforming the label into one of Chicago house’s most progressive and innovative labels. Then in 1987, Matt decided to part company with Sunset Records. A …

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TRAX BOX.

TRAX BOX. There are some labels whose music epitomizes everything that’s good about a musical genre. Think of Stax Records and Southern Soul, Blue Note and jazz, Chess Records and Chicago blues, Salsoul Records and disco or between 1972 and 1975, Philadelphia International Records and Philly Soul. Each of these labels produced some of the …

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ACID RAIN: DEFINITIVE ORIGINAL ACID AND DEEP HOUSE 1985-1991.

ACID RAIN: DEFINITIVE ORIGINAL ACID AND DEEP HOUSE 1985-1991. For those of us of a certain vintage, the music on Harmless Records’ forthcoming box-set Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid and Deep House 1985-1991, provided the soundtrack to our lives, over a six year period. These six years were the golden days of house music. Born …

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ERRORS-HAVE SOME FAITH IN MAGIC.

ERRORS-HAVE SOME FAITH IN MAGIC. Since their 2006 debut album, How Clean Is Your Acid House, Errors have come a long way. Having started their career gigging around Glasgow and the west of Scotland, seven years and three albums later, rather than playing Paisley, Kilmarnock and Hamilton, Errors are venturing much further afield. This includes …

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CAN YOU JACK? CHICAGO HOUSE AND EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE 1985-1995.

CAN YOU JACK? CHICAGO HOUSE AND EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE 1985-1995. Hot on the heels of Soul Jazz Records recent critically acclaimed compilation of Acid House and Chicago House, Acid-Mysteron Invade The Jackin’ Zone: Chicago Acid and Experimental House 1986-93, Can You Jack?Chicago House and Experimental House 1985-1995 will be released on 29th April 2013. However, Can …

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ACID-MYSTERONS INVADE THE JACKIN’ ZONE: CHICAGO ACID AND EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE 1986-93.

ACID-MYSTERONS INVADE THE JACKIN’ ZONE: CHICAGO ACID AND EXPERIMENTAL HOUSE 1986-93. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost thirty years since the birth of house music in Chicago for future generations of producers. Time has gone quickly, and things were very different. Back then, the technology producers enjoy nowadays was much more lo-fi. There were …

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TWELVE OF THE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART ONE-JANUARY TO JUNE.

TWELVE OF THE BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART ONE-JANUARY TO JUNE. Having recently picked what I regard as the six box sets from 2012, it’s now time for me to pick twelve of my favorite compilations of 2012. To do this, I’ve had to listen to literally a mountain of music. There’s been so many …

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BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART TWO-JUNE TO DECEMBER.

BEST COMPILATIONS OF 2012 PART TWO-JUNE TO DECEMBER. JOHNICK-YOU KNOW HOW WE DEW. One of the most eagerly awaited compilations of 2012, was JohNick’s You Know How We Dew, released by BBE Music in August 2012. You Know How We Dew was a double-album featuring twenty-two tracks from Johnick, Johnny D’s collaboration with Nicky Palermo. …

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6 OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2012.

6 OF THE BEST BOX SETS OF 2012. As 2012 reaches its final few days, and a new musical year beckons, it’s time to look back at the best music released during 2012. Over the next few days, I’ll look back at the best compilations, reissues and new releases. Before that, I’ll pick what I …

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INTERNATIONAL FEEL-A COMPILATION.

INTERNATIONAL FEEL-A COMPILATION. During my whistle-stop, worldwide search for new, exciting and innovative compilations, I’ve reviewed compilations from all over the world. Recently, this has included compilations from record labels based not only in the UK and US, but Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Japan. Next stop is Uruguay, home to International Feel Recordings. International Feel was …

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DJ VADIM-DON’T BE SCARED.

DJ VADIM-DON’T BE SCARED. Sometimes, the word innovator is used too often, but in the case of Saint Petersburg born DJ Vadim, innovator is a fitting description of this veteran DJ and producer. Over the past twenty years, DJ Vadim has DJ-ed in sixty-nine countries, played over 2,500 times and still found time to found …

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THE FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD COLLECTION.

THE FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD COLLECTION. Recently I wrote a feature on two of Electronic Dance Music’s most ambitious and innovative labels, Japan’s Fountain Music and Plaza In Crowd. Although Fountain Music and Plaza In Crowd were only founded in June 2008 by Shinji Tokida, they’ve been releasing innovative and groundbreaking music since …

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FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD.

FOUNTAIN MUSIC AND PLAZA IN CROWD. With the recent  resurgence in interest in dance music, or as it’s now referred to in the US Electronic Dance Music, you’d think that record companies worldwide would be releasing innovative music to quench what seems like America’s relentless thirst for dance music. Sadly, with a few exceptions, this …

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BODDHI SATVA-INVOCATION INSTRUMENTALS.

BODDHI SATVA-INVOCATION INSTRUMENTALS. Earlier this year, I came across one of the most beautiful tracks that I’d heard in a long time. This was Boddhi Satva’s From Another World, featuring a haunting, heartfelt and spiritual vocal from Vikter Duplaix. From Another World is one of these compelling tracks not only instantly grabs your attention, but …

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SATOSHI FUMI-COLOURS.

SATOSHI FUMI-COLOURS. The genesis of Satoshi Fumi’s musical career was when he discovered house music in the mid-nineties. It was the house music coming out of Detroit, Chicago and New York that first interested Satoshi. Having discovered dance music, Satoshi embarked upon a life long love of dance music, which lead to a career as …

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RICHARD SEN PRESENTS THIS AIN’T CHICAGO.

RICHARD SEN PRESENTS THIS AIN’T CHICAGO. When I first received Richard Sen Presents This Ain’t Chicago released on Strut Records in June 2012, I was instantly transported back to 1985, when I first heard the first wave of Chicago House music. Straight away, I realised that things were about to change. This wasn’t just a …

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LOS TRANSATLANTICOS-FIRST TRIP.

LOS TRANSATLANTICOS-FIRST TRIP. As most people who regularly read this blog will have realized, I’ve quite an eclectic taste in music. Over the years, I’ve explored and enjoyed all types of music. One of these genres I discovered over twenty years ago, is world music. Whether it’s Latin, African or Caribbean music, I’ve explored and …

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BACK TO LOVE- THE HED KANDI YEARS 1999-2005.

BACK TO LOVE- THE HED KANDI YEARS 1999-2005. Back in 1999, it seemed that there were numerous high quality compilations vying for your attention, and ultimately your money when you entered your local record shop. One of the compilations that I happened to chance upon, was the Back To Love series. Compiled by Mark Doyle, …

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