It's high time we bigged up the current generation of acid, rave and house.
To some of you the weekly fetishising of a genre that had its heyday from ‘88- '92 must seem a bit backwards. And we have to concur there’s only so many times you can listen to Voodoo Ray. Only a certain amount of minutes you can dance yourself into a trance while wearing white gloves and blowing rave whistles.
We are actually down with culture that likes to push things forward, as Mike Skinner puts it. Contemporary producers with a solid grasp around the roots of dance music and the ability to take acid and rave into the present through bold, new experiments hold a very special place in our dark, acid-pumping hearts.
Consider this playlist an extension of that fondness. There’s quite simply so much good new school rave and acid out there at the moment that ignoring it all would make us dumber than an acid house granddad who never went home from the rave. He’s had his turn and so has oldschool acid. At least where this post is concerned.
Intriguingly, acid seems to be reaching some sort of tipping point at the moment. Maybe there’s even a 2012 Ravey Summer of Love on the horizon? If and when it hits let it be known that AIAIAI did this new acid thing first and that we plan to claim all cred and groupies that flow in the direction of acid… Just kidding!(sort of).
Okay, less talk, more acid. Here are 10 new school acid, house and rave tracks that float our boat/forces us to make questionable hand gestures when inebriated. Hardcore, you know the score.
Lone - 'Crystal Caverns 1991'
James T. Cotton - 'Oochie Coo'
Canyons - 'See Blind Through'
Semtex - 'West Acyd Shelter' (Photonz' LXF Remix)
Levon Vincent - 'Love Technique'
DJ Haus 'Needin U'
Hercules & Love Affair - 'My House'
Legowelt - 'Sark Island Acid'
Azari & III - Indigo
Korallreven - Sa Sa Samoa (Elite Gymnastics Remix)
That's it for this week. Have a massive weekend and big up the rave crew!