DJ Pierre’s carefully curated series of Acid Track Remixes continues with another stellar line up of legends old and new, including K’ Alexi Shelby, Posthuman, Lauren Flax, Acidulant and 30303.
Kicking things off is Chicago legend K’ Alexi Shelby who has been an innovator in house music for decades. His remix is a punchy one with wild acid lines and gritty, chattering claps layered up into a dense and driving techno cut. Next up are UK acid experts Posthuman who have long been finding new life in 303 forms. They do that again here with a wild and manic effort built on seriously weighty kicks, with cowbells and acid squiggles pumping the party.
Lauren Flax is a Detroit native who has long been on Pierre’s radar. Her remix is eight excellent minutes of percussive madness, with vocal stabs and jacked up drums bringing the rawness.
Acidulant is a self-confessed acid freak from Malta whose whistle laced remix is full of splashing pads & tight toms. Last of all, the mysterious 30303 teases with a real sense of suspense running through his cantering, stripped back and zoned out remix.
These are five more fantastic new versions of an absolute classic.
The vinyl release is coming on a limited, numbered edition of 500, pressed to heavyweight coloured vinyl in a full colour sleeve.
Back in the day when acid was just a tab, DJ Pierre was holed up in his bedroom inventing a sound which would impact on the music scene forever. In 1986, acid house was in its pre-infancy when DJ Pierre picked up a Roland TB-303 and the monumental "Acid Track" was born.
Not many artists in the history of dance music can list Carl Cox, Daft Punk, Richie Hawtin, Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenaglia, and Michael Mayer (Kompakt Records) as fans. Not many can claim responsibility for helping kick start the careers of Felix Da Housecat and Roy Davis Jr. Not many can lay claim to giving birth to a genre and pioneering a sound that had the whole world dancing and imitating for over thirty years. DJ/Producer/Remixer, Nathaniel Pierre Jones AKA DJ Pierre is a rare breed.
A pioneer of not one but two genres—acid house and wildpitch—Pierre is an artist who is considered a mentor to many of the "A" list DJs—old and new—whose passion and talent continues to stand strong in an industry that’s had its ups ‘n’ downs.
From the days of Phuture—Pierre's highly successful guise with fellow squelchers DJ Spank Spank and Herb J—and their epic release "Acid Track" to his biggest hit "The Horn Song"—featuring Barbara Tucker—his solo projects with David Morales, Felix Da Housecat and his stint as Head of A&R at Strictly Rhythm, DJ Pierre is a force to be reckoned with.