Nov 23, 2011
Acid House is Back
Nari & Milani - Kendo (Original Mix) [Size]
Manuel de la Mare & Luca Monticelli - Guerrilla (Original Mix) [Spinnin']
Henrik B - Acid Rocker (Original Mix) [The Mansion]

A lot of jokes are made about the “short-lived” acid house genre that sprung up in the 80s. Some speculate that an experimental tune produced in 1982 by Raga Bhairav in India may be the very first of its kind (see video below). Having gone underground since the ’90s, this year the classic genre had a glorious resurrection. The return of the Roland 303 sound is quite an intriguing phenomenon, with many major DJs using it for major hits like Glasgow by David Guetta and House Music by Benny Benassi. Also seeing a renewed popularity in trance as well, acid riffs dealt clubgoers no mercy with ass-kicking tunes like AK-47 by W&W.

I have a few more tunes rocking these retro synths that I would like to share. First I’d like to you hear Kendo by Italy’s Nari & Milani, released on none other than Steve Angello‘s Size Records. With furious acid basslines, it tore up the festivals up pretty badly this year. Next we have Guerrilla by Manuel de la Mare & Luca Monticelli, who also hail from Italy. Proud fans of the 303, they blended its distinct sound with trancey keyboards and piano house beats. Lastly there’s Acid Rocker by Henrik B. Signed to The Mansion Recordings, the Swede’s jamming track rocks a gritty yet funky rhythm.

If you found this article’s genre lessons interesting, you may also enjoy my articles on progressive house and tech trance.

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