The gurgles, burps, whoops and warbles of acid are some of the most easily recognizable and timeless—the Roland SH-101, the Roland TB-303 bassline generators and the many, many synthesizers that have tried to copy them. The Roland Tb-303 was only manufactured for two years, from 1982 to 1984, and was little-used at the time; it wasn’t until 1986 that Chicagoan Earl Smith Jr. (a.k.a. Spanky, of Phuture) and bandmate Nathaniel Pierre Jones (a.k.a. DJ Pierre), sat up late one night exploring the little silver box’s sounds and welding them to a dancefloor drum pattern.
This year we will be celebrating 30 years of Acid House all year and at Data Transmission we have some special events planned later in the year with our friends at the clothing brand ACID87 and to start this partnership off, we’ve created a special ’30 years of acid house’ playlist over on our Spotify Channel.
Don’t forget to follow our channel to keep updated with all our new playlists: