Album Cover 'Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid And Deep House 1985-1991

Album Cover 'Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid And Deep House 1985-1991

A mixed bag of heavy grooves, reverb vocals and electronic beats, the CD collection offers a selection of deep house classics. DJ and producer Terry Farely has compiled music that he believes influenced some of the best music out there today.  

Farely concentrated on the sound’s Chicago roots, with classics by the likes of Phuture, Bam Bam and DJ Pierre. Acid house: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991 is an album with nostalgia at its very core.

The collection is divided into sections; each CD has a titled and a theme.The first CD is The Birth of Deep house, which is pretty self-explanatory.

Tracks such as William S’s I’ll Never Let You Go and M.E’s ghostlike string fuelled track School Hall establish a basic template of bass, keys and string melodies. Let Your Body Talk by Ace and the Sandman adds muted disco chants for variety.

The second CD is titled In the Dark We Live, which has a track by Virgo titled R U Hot Enough, it is powered by keys and percussion. Whereas, Mr Finger’s Washing Machine has a techno vibe with funky beats and a trance like aura.

I have only received sampler’s from the first two CD’s to review but I’m sure the other three CD’s had similar tracks and themes to the first two.

The collection is almost an arc of time, we start at the roots of deep house music and where it all began. No music before or since has better captured the sweaty, blank-eyed intensity of being lost on a dance floor. Every beat that is present on this album had its own way of shaping the club music of today.

 It's one of the reasons why the music on Acid Rain doesn't really feel dated, despite being packed with sounds that were the cutting edge 25 or 30 years ago: stuttering reverb drenched vocals, harsh sampled orchestral stabs and drum machines this CD could have possibly been originally released yesterday.

Farely manages to pull together the heart of house music with this definitive collection.

Available now. 

Full Tracklist Below:

CD 1: The Birth Of Deep House

01. Jungle Wonz – Bird In A Guilded Cage
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
02. Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle –
Bad Boy (Unreleased 12-inch Mix)
03. Virgo Four – Take Me Higher
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
04. William S – I’ll Never Let You Go
(Original Instrumental 12-inch Club Mix)
05. M.E. – School Hall
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
06. Libra Libra – I Like It
(Original 12-inch Dub Mix)
07. Pleasure Zone – Fantasy
(Original 12-inch Club Mix
08. Charles B – Lack Of Love
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
09. DJ Pierre – Box Energy
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
10. Candy J – Desirable Revenge
(Original Jack ‘Em Off Club Mix)
11. Pierre’s Fantasy Club – Dream Girl
(Original Ralphi Rosario Club Mix)
12. Ace And The Sandman – Let Your
Body Talk (Original 12-inch Club Mix)

CD2: In The Dark We Live

01. Virgo Four – R U Hot Enough
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
02. Mr And Mrs Dale – It’s You
(Original 12-inch Free Club Mix)
03. Jungle Wonz – The Jungle (Edit)
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
04. Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
05. Mario Diaz feat. Mr Lee – Can You Feel It
(Jackin Up The Dub 12-inch Mix)
06. Mickey Oliver – In-Ten-Si-T
(Acca-Bass-Si-T 12-inch Remix)
07. Liddell Townsell – As Acid Turns
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
08. Dr Derelict – That Shit’s Wild
(Original Album Version)
09. Cool McCool – World Turns Round
(Original Album Version)
10. Gene Hunt – Living In A Land
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
11. Phuture – Your Only Friend
(Cocaine) (Original 12-inch Club Mix)
12. Master C & J – Face It
(Original 12-inch Dub Mix)
13. Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Got The Bug
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
14. Mr Fingers – Washing Machine
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)

CD3: Children Of The Night

01. Mike Dunn – Magic Feet
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
02. Bam Bam – Another World
(Original Album Vesion)
03. Fingers – Ecstasy
(Original Album Version)
04. Farley Jackmaster Funk –I Need
A Friend (Original Album Version)
05. Ralphi Rosario – In The Night
(Original Kenny’s Night Club)
06. Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks – Shout
(Original Album Version)
07. Sleezy D – I’ve Lost Control
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
08. Lidell Townsell – I’ll Make You Dance
(Original Album Version)
09. Mr Lee – I Can’t Forget
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
10. Phortune – String Free
(Original 12-inch Club Leray Mix)
11. Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
12. Phuture – Slam
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
13. Victor Romeo – Acid Rain
(Original 12-inch Rain Dance UK Club Mix)

CD4: No Way Back

01. Armando – Don’t Take It
(2007 Thomos 12-inch Re-Edit)
02. Bam Bam – Make U Scream
(Original 12-inch Deep House Club Mix)
03. Neil Howard – To Be Or Not To Be
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
04. Marcus Mixx – Without Make Up
(Original Ron Hardy 12-inch Club Mix)
05. Model 500 – The Chase
(Original Mayday 12-inch Club Mix)
06. Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks – Cool &
Dry (Original Album Version)
07. Liddell Townsell – Get The Hole
(Original Album Version)
08. K. Alexi Shelby – K’s Vertigo
(K. Alexi’s Vertigo Re-Edit)
09. Neil Howard – The Gathering
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
10. Marcus Mixx – Psychousic
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
11. Fade II Black – The Calling
(Original 12-inch Reprise)

CD5: Work The Box

01. Mr Fingers – Distant Planet
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
02. Marcus Mixx – The Spell
(Original Ron Hardy 12-inch Club Mix)
03. Ron Hardy – Sensation
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
04. Jack Frost – Clap Me
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
05. Santos – Work The Box
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
06. Laurent X – Machines
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
07. Phuture – We Are Phuture
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
08. Laurent X – Drowning In A Sea
Of House (Original 12-inch Club Mix)
09. Phuture – Acid Trax
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
10. Jungle Wonz – Time Marches On
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)
11. Mr Fungers – Can You Feel It
(Original 12-inch Club Mix)


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