By Elles Pinfold
New party alert! This month sees the launch of Acidman, a brand new basement throbber with a serious love of the 303. Joining residents Fidel and Julian Murariu for its inaugural session is special guest Jade Cox from Robsoul Recordings.
Cutting her teeth as as a pirate radio DJ and currently hosting her own show on Chicago House FM, Jade has underground pedigree that pulses through her dance-floor ready production and a signature sound that would be well at home in any late '80s warehouse rave.
We had a root through her record bag to get the lowdown on the pumpers, tricks and turns that make this house queen tick...
The record that made you fall in love with the 303...
Kenny Hawkes - Play The Game (Phil Weeks Remix)
The original is also great, but the Phil Weeks remix with the added 303 is a favourite of mine!
The theme song to a film 'bout your life...
Phil Weeks - Jack To My Groove
Because I spend my life jackin' to the groove!
Your guiltiest pleasure...
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again
Since I've started producing and digging for samples, I listen to a lot more of that funky '70s music!
A track that makes you feel invincible...
Fries & Bridges - Forever This
Something about this track for me! I've played it in most of my sets. I could listen to this every day and still feel the same way about it!
And one that makes you emotional...
Phil Weeks - You Want My Love
Such an inspiring track, sampling at its absolute best!
A record that continues to inspire you...
DJ Sneak & Phil Weeks - Breakdown Acid
My favourite collab from these two!
Love that acid line and the loopy vocal!
A bargain bin gamble that turned out to be amazing...
Fast Eddie - Jack To The Sound LP
One of the best finds recently was probably a test press of Fast Eddie's Jack To The Sound LP from '88 for 25p! It caught my eye even though it was written in German and not on a label! When I got home, I played it and realised what LP it was, definitely a great gamble!
The record you’ve played most on your radio show...
DJ Sneak - You Can't Hide From Your Bud
Absolute classic! One of my all time favourite tracks!
A record to slay the floor at Acidman...
Johnny Fiasco - Jack Da Bass
Great acid house track from Johnny Fiasco!
Join Jade on Friday 3rd July for Acidman at Dalston Superstore from 9pm - 3am.