Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Phuture - Acid Trax (1988) Vinyl

ALBUM`````Acid Trax
Acid House, Electronic


Some info
The first track from this record "Acid Trax" used to be called "The first acid house ever" until Charanjit Singh's music was discovered and the beginnings of acid were moved to 1982 India.

Biography and more info
Phuture (now called Phuture 303) is a Chicago-based acid house group founded in 1985 by Spanky, DJ Pierre and Herb J. The group's 12-minute track "Acid Tracks" (1987) is one of several recordings that lay claim to being the first-ever acid house record. Acid Tracks featured characteristic bass lines from the Roland TB-303 bass synthesizer—which was actually abused to produce sounds uncharacteristic for a bass guitar it was designed to emulate. The track raised to popularity at DJ Ron Hardy's Music Box club in Chicago and has since been re-pressed many times.
Phuture released a great number of acid tracks now considered classics, usually as 12-inch vinyl maxi singles. Its only albums, however, have been Alpha & Omega(1997)—the first release since the group renamed itself Phuture 303—and Survival's Our Mission (2003), the title referencing the opening lyrics of the 1988 single "We are Phuture."

1988 was the year when Acid House music, created by the African-American producers of Chicago, USA - was catapulted in Europe. Among the labels responsible for this 'invasion' were Desire, ZYX and the Belgian Who's That Beat - this one responsible for releasing the early T99 tunes from Patrick de Meyer & Olivier Abbeloos, as well as Patrick's Tragic Error.

This Belgian label, a sub-division of Play It Again Sam, released the classic "Acid Tracks" as well - the same early Acid House tune played three years before, in 1985, by Ron Hardy on the legendary Music Box - now a hit in Europe, with a different title - "Acid Trax" (had Larry Sherman's homonimous label from Chicago - the same that licenced this tune to the Belgian label.


You may be interested in actually the first acid-house record from 1982: Charanjit Singh - Ten Ragas to A Disco Beat


Feq'wah said...

intrigued...i'll have a listen.

Rhian said...

Hm quite a good track I must say, nice taste.

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