In the first of our monthly special events we decided that this was a birthday worth celebrating.
The first Acid House 12", "I've Lost Control" by Sleazy D was released in the summer of 1986. After that a flood of seminal Acid House records came out of Chicago and captured the imaginations of people the world over.
Producers fell over themselves to get hold of a TB 303, the little silver box made by Roland in Japan in the early 8...0s. Designed as a bass accompaniment for guitarists, if the filters are tweaked (in a way the designer never imagined), it produces that delicious squelch that is instantly identifiable as the sound of acid.
What could easily have been a short lived genre went on to mutate into all sorts of acid hybrids from across the planet and the acid sound continues to mutate or get revisited by producers today.
We wanted to celebrate the silver anniversary of Acid House, so almost 25 years to the day after the release of that Sleazy D record we will be playing a whole night of Acid tracks old and new from every corner of the electronic music globe.
In addition we will bring a Roland TB 303 along for some extra live acid injections. There will also be some enhanced acidic lighting effects in The Sub Club.
Happy birthday Acid House.