Veteran acidhead Abe Duque has been at forefront of the Acid house movement since his early releases way back in 1993.
Roll on 17 years and he still doing what he does best, his latest CD compilation, which is out this week, called Live And On Acid, is a 2 CD affair and includes three entirely new tracks. Some of his original work as well as some tasty remixes that have been given a naughties lick of paint.
Acid house was a major part of the rave revolution that hit the UK clubbing scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s and it’s nice to hear some fresh sounding acid cuts.
It’s wonky, warm and cleverly put together – part wild acid, part dark house. Brutally funky basslines and acid influences are all over this release.
You can expect to hear Fingers, Inc Distant Planet, BamBam ‘Give it to me’, Underground Solution ‘Luv Dancin’ Reese ‘The Sound’, Logic ‘The Warning’
This is the first even career retrospective, covering both the live sets he plays now and going all the way back to the house and techno he used to play in the early days of his deejaying.
CD1 is all about Abe right now – the first-ever recording of his awe-inspiring live show that’s gone down a storm everywhere from Berghain to Fabric to Japan to Australia.
CD2 is 16 acid and house classics drawn from Abe’s first days deejaying at New York club Limelight. It’s an Acid and techno heritage that Abe has drawn on through 18 years of being at the forefront of the Acid movement.
If your looking for a CD that captures those Acid flavours of the last 20 years you can’t go wrong with ‘Live And On Acid” it does exactly as it says on the tin. Now all I need to do is find my whistle and white gloves, close my eyes and I’m in the Hacienda.
HBF rating 7/10