acid house


'Freaky Dancing' Was the Original Acid House Fanzine

We spoke to Ste Pickford and Paul Gill about their ode to ecstasy, acid house and the Hacienda.


The Legendary 'Cave Raves' of the Acid House Era

We spoke to "Steely D", the man who organised the free parties in the Lake District quarry, and Matt Stokes, the artist who studied them.


25 Years of "Ebeneezer Goode": Were the Es Really That Good Though?

It’s been a quarter of a century since The Shamen dropped our national drug anthem, so we spoke to some ex-pillheads about it.


Has Jack Dee Launched a Second Career as an Acid House DJ?

A simple poster in a London phone box has left us searching desperately for answers.


Some Acid House Fans Told Us Their Favourite Acid House Records Released on the World's Best Acid House Label

Ahead of a huge party in London, a bunch of our favourite producers and DJs pick their favourite cuts from the I Love Acid catalogue.


Producers, Please, Please, Please Stop Putting Orgasm Sound Effects in Your Music

Art history tells us show don't tell. And definitely don't show fake cumming sounds.


How Genesis P-Orridge Changed the Course of Electronic Music Culture Forever

From acid house to gender identity, we look back at the Throbbing Gristle founder's radical impact on society.


26 Years Later, the Story Behind Saint Etienne's Genre-Bending Debut ‘Foxbase Alpha’

Singer Sarah Cracknell takes us on a deep dive into the trio's unlikely genesis—just as acid house fever gripped the UK.


A Brief History of the Smiley Face, Rave Culture's Most Ubiquitous Symbol

The smiley in electronic music isn't merely cute—it's a symbol of defiance.


How Shifty Science Went From Skateboarding to Quietly Remoulding Chicago House Music

Lifelong friends John Kardaras and Chris Ike reflect on the most experimental period of their collaborative output.


DJ Pierre on His New Nightclub WildPitch: "Atlanta's Underground Scene Is Ready to Burst"

The acid house pioneer spills the beans on his plan to help turn Atlanta into a house and techno mecca.


Acid House Pioneer DJ Spank Spank of Phuture Has Died

Update: Phuture's DJ Pierre has shared a statement about his passing.