Wednesday Acid

This should have been posted earlier but I messed the scheduling thing up.

This two hour long mix was presented earlier this month for Radio 1’s Essential Mix series. It is two hours of full on, maximum acid house from Detroit originator DJ Pierre (of Phuture) and is utterly superb. If you like this kind of thing. Luckily I do. It starts good and doesn’t let up. Squiggle squiggle thump thump thump.

Phuture – Acid Trax
Heiko – Dry Me (Acid Mix)
Nick & Danny Chatelain – Acid (Coyu Raw Mix)
DJ Pierre – Destroy This Track (Dark Matter Remix)
Philippe Petit – Damnation
Vin Sol – Off The Chain
Boston 168 – Terror Acid
Cajmere – Day By Day (Green Velvet Mix) (feat. Dajaé)
DJ Pierre – The Spirit Of House
The Knowledge & Stefano Gamma – Until The Day (Stefano Gamma Gospel Flavour Unreleased Vocal)
Soulmagic & Ebony Soul – Get Your Thing Together (David Fiorese & Sisco Remix) (feat. Ann Nesby)
DJ Fudge – Come On Dance
Roland Leesker – My Warehouse
Planetary Assault Systems – Turn
Paula Temple – Gegen
Mark Reeve – Drumatic
Foreign Drum Sequence 3 – CNCPT
Phuture – The Kids Want Acid
Amir Alexander – White Rhino
Terrace – The Scream
Green Velvet & Prok & Fitch – Sheeple
Oscar P & Marvin Brown – Witness (Afro Jazz Vocal Dub)
Gregory Porter – 1960 What? (Opolopo Kick & Bass Rerub)
Mossa – Town Hall
Photon Inc. – Generate Power (2017 Rework) (feat. Paula Brion)


Box Energy

Untitled 1951, Jackson Pollock

Box Energy by DJ Pierre is one of the foundation stone records of acid house- an 808 drumbeat and Roland TB 303 bassline synthesiser set to mindfuck squiggle mode. Strange to think this sound was invented back in 1987, so long ago now. How much sense this track makes on a Tuesday morning in October I don’t know. I like to think that acid house, Chicago style, has something in common with Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionism of the late 1940s and early 1950s. Colours and shapes. Movement. Action. Energy. Certainly those lines of colour were the sort of thing I’d see when I closed my eyes when dancing to this kind of record back in the day. But that could have been the strobes.

Box Energy