Various Acid: Can You Jack?
Published Aug 01, 2005Partiers may have noticed a rise in the cries of "aciieeed at their local all-nighters. But few likely remember how, in the wake of discos demise, early house music emerged, took acid (i.e. the squelchy Roland TB-303), vacationed in the UK and eventually returned back underground until the current revival. So Soul Jazz has provided a primer tracing the lineage of "Chicago acid and experimental house from 1985 to 1995 (albeit heavy on the first half-decade) and from the platters spun by pioneering DJs Frankie Knuckles and Ron Hardy to the beats of second-wavers Roy Davis Jr. and Green Velvet (Cajmere). This two-disc compilation captures the scenes essence by combining underground rarities with all-time classics like Phutures "Acid Traxx and the Sleezy D/Marshall Jefferson collab "Ive Lost Control. Boasting in-depth liner-notes, photos and artist interviews, this package proves it was definitely time for an acid flashback. (Soul Jazz)