Just like disco and disco-house seem to have dominated much of ‘o9 and ’10, the next wave of retro sounds, acid house, seems like it’s going to get big again in 2011. Blame it on Boys Noize, the German superstar who been championing the beloved sound of the Roland TB-303 for more than a minute. Next year, he’ll be releasing a compilation of acid-inspired tracks, titled easily enough, Super Acid. Fave producers like Feadz, Erol Alkan and Siriusmo contributed track to the compilation, recreating the vintage sound using everything from original gear, to laptop emulators and even iPhone 303 application. Here’s a quick medley to preview the compilation that will have everyone jacking in 2011 like it’s 1988.
The world of electronic music shifts accordingly to scenes, trends and fads at any given moment. Most of these have a shelf life that withers away within 12-18 months with a re-invention of the prior music scene taking bits and pieces and shining them up into something new and receptive. The world of French/filter house’s decline in the early 2000s gave rise to the formation of the now-famed Ed Banger Records, run by former Daft Punk manager Pedro “Busy P” Winter. Focusing on releasing music that had a slight feel of the past as a well a loud vision of the future, Busy P began work by signing artists such as Sebastian, Kavinsky, DJ Mehdi and the now-golden boys that are Justice. With seven years of music, touring and support from all over the world, Ed Banger landed in New York City to celebrate its seventh anniversary to a packed house at Terminal 5. What ensued is what many patrons accepted as a rowdy good time with distorted bass, an almost rock-show atmosphere and lots of screaming fans; however, for people rooted in the electronic world, they might have expected something entirely and radically different. …MORE