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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Classic 303 Acid Patterns (Part 1/3) (2016)

I've had this mix (and the two others) stored under my favourite ones, but never got the chance to sit down for it, and to listen to it fully. But today's the day: alone, WFH, and speakers on loud. And one of my favourite styles ever: Acid House. Remember Acid House? Remember the late 80s, early 90s? If you are old enough to remember, consider yourself lucky. I am sadly too young to remember Acid House (born in 1983). I would have been less than 10 years old, and I couldn't even string a sentence together, so for me to understand the power behind certain music styles, that was something far fetches, and beyond my reach.

But now I'm a tad older, and in awe of Acid House, and what it did for the dance scene in general. it was important, and gave us many new styles. Obviously Techno is another style highly important, and considered the originator, the first that spawned many new genres. But Acid House to me remains the most important, and the most powerful one. Or was Acid House first? You tell me?

This mix takes us back to the mid to late 80s. And the one who mixed it together, is the man who released songs under the name T99 and Quadrophonia, Recognise them? He used many other aliases over the years, but he's known as Olivier Abbeloos. And this mix is rather tasty, but it was to be expected, as the man has been in the music scene for many years, and has enough experience to know what the audience likes to hear. And these Acid House mixes are doing rather well on Soundcloud, so what he has done back in 2016 must have been great?

I love Acid House. It's just the best. And I'm not the only one.

If you by any chance have missed this mix, let me introduce you to the tracklist. It's a glorious one, trust me (and Olivier of course).

  1. A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray

  2. The Endless Poker's - The Poke!

  3. Dr Derelict - That Shit's Wild!

  4. Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks - Shout

  5. 808 State - Let Yourself Go

  6. Phuture - Acid Trax

  7. Mr Fingers - Washing Machine

  8. Adrenalin Mod - Ecstacy

  9. Bam Bam - Where's Your Child

  10. Mohamed - Ham Safar (808 State Remix)

  11. Armando - Downfall

  12. M-D-Emm - Get Acidic

  13. Victor Romeo - The Art Of Acid

  14. Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk - I Need A Friend

  15. Adonis - Were Rocking Down The House

  16. Pierre's Fantasy Club - Dream Girl

  17. Jackmaster Curt - Real Fresh House

  18. Phortune - Can You Feel The Bass

  19. Armando - 151

  20. Bobby Konders - Nervous Acid

  21. Laurent X - Machines

  22. Coming Down Band - Slow Mo Acid

  23. Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Heat It Up

  24. Stakker - Humanoid

  25. House Syndicate - Kicking Ass

  26. Ca Sa - 15 Minutes

  27. The Sweet Boyz - Do You Want To Perculate

  28. Smokin' Gang - Take It From The Top

  29. Overdose - Stomach Acid

  30. Mike 'Hitman' Wilson - Bango Acid

  31. Liddell Townsell - As Acid Turns

  32. Armando - World Unknown (Md House Mixx)

  33. Bam Bam - Give It To Me

  34. Jack Frost - Clap Me

  35. Fast Eddie - Acid Thunder

  36. Mix - Pump Up The Acid

  37. The Children - Freedom

  38. Jack Frost & The Circle Jerks - Two The Max

  39. M-D-Emm - Get Angelic

  40. Club Mcm - It's Me

  41. Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk - The Acid Life

  42. Da Rebels - It's Time To Jack The House

  43. Mr. Fingers - Ecstacy

  44. KC Flight - Planet E

  45. Roxanne Shante - Sharp As A Knife

  46. Kool Rock Steady - I'll Make You Dance

  47. Charles B - Lack Of Love

  48. Paul Rutherford - Get Real

  49. S-Express - Superfly Guy

This took me a while to type, but whilst typing this, I got flashbacks. Not to the 80s, because I was too young, but to the late 90s, when I discovered Acid House. Still more than 22 years ago, if you think about it.

I wish I was 'old' enough to experience Acid House music and going out during the late 80s. So many positive vibes from people who lived through those glorious years. Some glorified it in a negative way, saying it was all about the drugs and nothing else, but that's not true. Yes, you have to be open minded to listen to this, but I'm sitting here, at home, sober, and I'm enjoying the music. No ounce of drugs in my system, besides paracetamol. But you can't get high on that... I think?

It was 2 hours long, but not long enough. Thankfully there are two more mixes available, but they have to be played on another day. Today I'm on volume 1, and it will be played over and over and over again until my ears bleed. And if that's the case, I do think I might need something to take the pain away, because that ain't normal.

All funny things aside, Olivier has done a remarkable job. His mix is really entertaining, without any errors. Pure and flawless, and full of classic anthems. My favo? 808 State's 'Let Yourself Go'.

I've got no negative feedback at all. If you want to relive the glorious Acid House days or want to be educated, let Olivier's mix be your guide.

DJ: Olivier Abbeloos

Genre/Style: Acid House, Deep House, Techno, Rave

Mix Info: Classic 303 Acid Patterns (Part 1/3)

Length Mix: 02:00:02

Tracks: 49 (fourty-nine)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Release Year: 2016

Audio: Stereo

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