Monday, June 12, 2006

Acieed! tape compilation




You walk into the Dalston Oxfam Shop. The bin of tapes lies before you with the slightly dank smell of worn clothing wafting from the racks nearby. Stale dust from countless little corners of homes where the owners' cigarettes and crisp crumbs linger in the plastic cases. Then you see a faded colored photocopied cassette cover which says "Acieed!" and some dodgy graphics and you know that someone has lovingly left you one of their personal comp tapes.

I don't think this would quite qualify as Acid, but I'd appreciate comments on the topic. No track listing was included and I'd love it if anyone could identify tracks, or even better, give me any info about the tape. Either way, enjoy.

[Revision: based on the tip from Double K, I have done some more searching and realized that Acieed was not just a clever name for a tape, it was actually a period/genre in the early 90's after Acid House which preceded Happy Hardcore. Some better known of the tunes from this time were apparently D Mob - We Call It Acieed and Hit House - Deep Piano House. I am somewhat restricted as to what I can post, based on what the oxfam shop offers me, but there is some fantastic music from this time, such as the tune sampled in the video below.]

Side a

Side b

21 comments:

The Double K said...

This is a great tape, thanks!
I recognise many of the tracks from various mixtapes done by mates, all from 1991 I think, possibly '92. Unfortunately I don't know the names of the tracks though...

I'd agree that this isn't Acid, but I guess Acieed! is arguably different, and could be used as a generic term for rave music circa 1988-1990 - even "We Call it Acieed" didn't have the characteristic 303 squidge in it as far as I remember.

Still though, the tracks on here sound a bit later than the Acieed! era to me.

I'm especially *loving* the track that kicks in about 8 minutes into side B :o) and apparently the DJ did too as it keeps resurfacing in the mix for ages!

The track at 12.58 is Shaft - Roobarb & Custard (an homage to a type of red & yellow ecstacy capsule doing the rounds in clubs at the time).

One track is a pretty poor start to a tracklisting I'm afraid, but a start nevertheless...

dalston shopper said...

Thanks for the tip. Who is the Double K? Do you have a blog. Note that I edited the post because you enlightened me about "Acieed".

the double k said...

Sorry - I meant to add the link to my name last time... check out Dilated Choonz - I just posted some proper acid house there yesterday!

the double k said...

I've just noticed that you've got us linked already - many thanks!

Von Migs 3000 said...

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Rory said...

Here's a spot for you. about 15 minutes into side a you get some kind of permutation of D.O.P.'s Groovy Beat from Guerilla Records in 1992. A classic from the early Sasha days. It doesn't have the 'rockin to the rhythm of a groovy beat' vocal, so it's probably a bootleg.

dalston shopper said...

Thanks Rory. I can only guess which Rory this is, as there are many special Rorys. I will hunt the track down as I don't remember it. I am about to post an XL Recordings compilation from 1991 of Hardcore, so hopefully you will check back :)

rich said...

XL comp of ardkore? 1991? Bring it on!

Anonymous said...

Ok – so this stuff is definitely NOT acid house, but I also wouldn’t put the tracks here in the same category as stuff like D Mob (who, along with groups like S’Express and Bomb the Bass were late 80’s “Aciiid” cash in artists). I’ve only listened to side one, but based on that I’d call this stuff “proto” deep house from the ’91 – ’93 era. If you like this kind of stuff, check out some of the Nervous Records comps from that era (there are a couple of tracks that I recognized right away as Nervous). This sound represents the first real split that occurred in “post” acid house\rave clubland. A lot of the older clubbers (who had been through the original rave and acid scenes) went “deep” and preferred this kind of stuff, while the younger “newbie’s” gravitated more towards hardcore, which was going on concurrently. At least this was the case where I was at the time, early ‘90’s San Francisco. Anyway, that’s my 2 cents…

dalston shopper said...

Its not Acid, its Acieed. This is explained in the text above. But thanks for the additional tips.

MacQ said...

this cracked me up, made my day.

RichardSkween said...

Good blog. Just discovered it.

DJ Gigolo "The Mixx" Knight said...

side a

@ 4.45 is
Jazzie Joint - Give A Little Love

and the tune that rory pointed out @ 15mins is Toxic Two: Rave Generator.

will keep listenin and see what i else i remember.

Demon Boyz were a UK hip hop group contemporaries of Blapps Posse & Rebel MC and may have done a house mixtape as there was so much crossover at the time. never know.

mr said...

not a great attempt, but here you go...

A.
Right said fred - i'm too sexy (can't remember who did the remix. it's on the US 12")
Jazzie Joint - Give A Little Love
Toxic Two - Rave Generator.
get busy – M-D-Emm (the one that actually sounds like acid house)

B.
Shaft - Roobarb & Custard
Jabara – jingo

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Gazz williams said...

Hi, I just wanted to say thanks - I love this era of house music. I'm not sure that this tape warrants such asiduous pigeonholing though - categories of house have always been open to interpretation and re-interpretation...

Leckey said...

Listened to b side I think this has a touch of 'Belgian New Beat'; well after Acid and 'Baleric Beat' but before Rave proper, Shut up and Dance etc... It was pretty boring.

dalston shopper said...

I LOOOOVE Belgian New Beat.

Anonymous said...

Hi, great little tape recognize a few, even own the likes of rave generator, hardcore uproar, rhubarb n custard, plus few more on 7" aint heard them for yonks cod i dont own a record player, been trying to arrange going to a m8s house to do this,, will let you know when i have for all to listen..

liquid444 said...

OK, I know this post is from ages ago but I've just stumbled upon it and thought I'd contribute. This is definitely not Acieed. This stuff is just plain old house music from about 1990, or at least side A is. Acieed was just a catch-all phrase from 1989 that lasted for about 5 minutes and then morphed into something else. As for the tracks, I recognize a couple on there. The track right before Rave Generator is one of the Kevin Saunderson side projects, either Tronikhouse or E-Dancer (can't remember which but I'm leaning toward E-Dancer). I've got it on vinyl and will have to dig it out when I visit my parents. The track before that one sounds like one of the Todd Terry side projects, but I can't remember which one. I'm pretty sure its on Strictly Rhythm. And I'm hearing parts of 808 State in the mix as well but it could have been sampled into another song. You know how they were with sampling in those days ;)

Now on to side B. And yes I love a challenge

liquid444 said...

Side B is much more rave and screams 1991 out to me. I recognize a couple of the tracks but have no idea what they are. I do remember when they were though.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what on earth all this "acid" and "acieeeed" rubbish is about. There's no such genre as "acieeed". D Mob's "We call it acieeed" was simply a UK produced commercial acid house track.

The Demon Boyz were a UK hip hop group who later dabbled in rave stuff. The tracks on this mix are rave records. Not "acieeeed".

I cannot believe someone is spouting this nonsense, because that's what it is - NONSENSE.

BarryMerkage