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4.0 out of 5 stars A fairly typical SoulJazz comp, 5 July 2007
This review is from: Can You Jack? Chicago Acid And Experimental House 1985-95 (Audio CD)
This is a pretty good comp that includes massive tracks like Phuture's Acid Tracks, Armando's Downfall, Lil' Louis' Video Clash, Tyree's Acid Over & Maurice's This Is Acid but as is usual with SoulJazz, dosen't set itself up as a greatest hits comp but more as a collection of rarities & as a taster of the scene.
One has to bear in mind that there are many Acid comps available, most of which concentrate on the better known tracks of the era. So how do SoulJazz bring something valid to a fairly crowded marketplace?
As usual this label dig a little deeper, go to the source & provide an intelligent perspective by listening to the original scene stealers-generally avoiding the cuts that's licence's have already been snapped up & manage to provide something authentic, valid & that complements existing collections.
The previous reviewer mentions some classic cuts that aren't present here but I can assure you are available on other readily available comps. I agree that the true acid period was over before 1990 & do particularly miss the inclusion of cult classics by the likes of MD3, Bam Bam, Laurent X, Mike "Hitman" Wilson, Mr Lee, Housemaster Baldwin & others + a label like SoulJazz really must dedicate an entire comp to early works by geniuses like Lil' Louis, Jamie Principle & Larry Heard (Gherkin Jerks anyone?)!
You couldn't really do acid justice by putting together a 2 disc comp so buy 1 & if you love it get the rest!
You should start with Clearwater's Acid Masters & the Trax Acid Classics comp but should include this 1 if you want 2 put a decent set together . . .
On 1 matey & Don't forget DJ International.
Oh yeah, MTS &RDTH, Joeskie Love, Steve Poindexter & all that late Trax acid stuff needs re-issuing for sure but forget Joey Beltram's Noo Yawk perspective, only the Detroit guys are truly relevant outside of the original Chicago scene!
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