Acid Tracks

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"Acid Tracks"
Single by Phuture
B-side Phuture Jacks
Your Only Friend
Released 1987
Format 12-inch vinyl
Recorded Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre Acid house, Chicago house, house music
Length 22:16
Label Trax Records
Writer(s) Herb J
DJ Pierre
Spanky (Earl Smith Jr.)

Marshall Jefferson
DJ Pierre

Music sample
30 second sample of Phuture's "Acid Tracks"

"Acid Tracks" is a 12-inch single released in 1987 by Phuture. It was recorded in 1985 but remained unreleased due to funding shortages.[citation needed] Today it is widely acknowledged as the first track to feature the acid-house squelch sound created with the Roland TB-303 synthesizer, which was originally designed as a bass accompaniment for rock bands, but it ended up as a favorite among Chicago and Detroit electronic-music producers in the late 1980s.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Acid Tracks" (12:21)
  2. "Phuture Jacks" (4:45)
  3. "Your Only Friend" (5:10)