Monday, 31 January 2011

Looking Back - Going Forward : ACID


It goes without saying, that unmistakable sound is making a massive resurgence! ACID is back and sounding fresher than ever! Personally, I cant say it's ever been gone, but of late there's been a glut of massive Roland generated sickness. And there's no denying it's been of the highest quality, with some of the big names taking to their dusty 303's. Lets go back though to start...

My first recollection of acid was via a dusty 12" that nestled in my uncle's collection, being a rave enthusiast at the tender age of 13 in the early 90's (Nice one Unc'!), I never tired of scrolling through his gathered wax. I still have a mix tape with this taking pride of place on it, must dig it out and share, it contains acid of the highest calibre, just like this....


There are many praised acid champions out there, with the likes of Dexter...


DJ Pierre and Green Velvet...


And collaborations made in Roland heaven! Like Jesper Dahlback & Jori Hulkkonen!! Jack that @$&*$!!


But none, in my opinion, come close to the true kings of acid... Hardfloor. Having had the utmost satisfaction of witnessing sets from these guys over the years, not once have they disappointed. To do what they do was unfathomable to me, having sat with a 303 some years ago and giving up relatively quickly like a kid who'd been beaten by a rubix cube... much to my friends amusement. I must try it again now I'm more ofe with production tools, if I can find one that doesn't cost the earth!

They've made countless classics over the years, whether it be their original productions like Acperience, Murano, and my personal favourite...


... or they're remix duties, taking on seminal tracks like New Order's Blue Monday, Mory Kante's 'Yeke Yeke', Meat Katie's and the manifesto's Elite Force's 'Divine', which I cant find a video for to display the sheer class of it (Damn it!) I'll guess I'll have to flip the lid then and allow Elite Force to take us out with his tasteful and typically enigmatic revamp of their most notable classic, Acperience!


x

5 comments:

Miguel said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lke2oaLM95s

You mean this Divine? :)

Paul said...

Haha, thanks Miguel, but I was after the Hardfloor remix of that track, as much as the original rocks! Nice one.

Reaper said...
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Miguel said...

Excuse me, I meant this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEh0iH7RWMc

:)

Paul said...

Oooooh yes!! There it is!!