Paul Oakenfold
Dig Your Own Hole
Parrains de la House
808 State

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The style of dance that exploded American house music around the world, Acid House first appeared in the mid-'80s in the work of Chicago producers like DJ Pierre, Adonis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, and Phuture (the latter of whom coined the term in their classic single, "Acid Trax"). Mixing elements of the house music that was already up and running in Chicago (as well as New York) with the squelchy sounds and deep bassline of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer, acid house was strictly a Chicago phenomenon until stacks of singles began to cross the Atlantic, arriving in the hands of eager young Brits. The sound jelled in small warehouse parties held in London in 1986-87, and then went overground during 1988's infamous Summer of Love, when thousands of clubgoers traveled to the hinterlands for the massive events later known as raves. Acid house hit the British pop charts quite quickly, with M/A/R/R/S, S'Express, and Technotronic landing huge hits before the dawn of the '90s. By that time, the acid house phenomenon had largely passed in England and was replaced by rave music. New-school U.S. producers from Cajmere to Armand Van Helden to Felix Da Housecat kept the sound alive and well during the '90s.

Acid House Artists Highlights

Paul Oakenfold
Paul Oakenfold
808 State
808 State
The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers
Cabaret Voltaire
Cabaret Voltaire
Primal Scream
Primal Scream
Cajmere
Cajmere

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Acid House Album Highlights

Dig Your Own Hole
The Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole
Parrains de la House
Larry Heard
Parrains de la House
Exit Planet Dust
The Chemical Brothers
Exit Planet Dust
Alive 1997
Daft Punk
Alive 1997
The Godfather of House Music: Trax Classics
Frankie Knuckles
The Godfather of House ...
The White Room
The KLF
The White Room

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Acid House Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Setting Sun The Chemical Brothers
Can You Feel It Larry Heard
Life Is Sweet The Chemical Brothers
Move Your Body Marshall Jefferson
Last Train to Trancentral The KLF
I've Lost Control
Sleezy D
Velocity Girl Primal Scream
Cubik 808 State
Last Train to Trancentral The KLF
Kowalski Primal Scream

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