Acid Junkies ‎– Part 2

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Djax-Up-Beats ‎– DJAX-UP-166, Djax-Up-Beats ‎– DJAX-UP-BEATS 166
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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Tracklist

This Side:
A1 Flowers On Acid
A2 Another 7
A3 Aciddicted
That Side:
B1 1-8-1
B2 Weird-O-Eight
B3 Acid Blaster

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℗ & © 1993 Djax Records
Published by MCA/DJAX

First pressing was a limited edition picture disc. Also pressed in yellow and black vinyl editions.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side A): DJAX-UP- 166 - THIS SIDE (A) -
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings Side B): DJAX-UP- 166 - THAT SIDE (B) -
  • Rights Society: BIEM / STEMRA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DJAX-UP-166, DJAX-UP-BEATS 166 Acid Junkies Part 2(12", Pic) Djax-Up-Beats, Djax-Up-Beats DJAX-UP-166, DJAX-UP-BEATS 166 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version

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DJBorstelle

DJBorstelle

May 24, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

What a great release from 93'.

The name Acid Junkees really is telling about what kind of sounds this (and their other releases) are about.

Flowers on Acid - the first song on side A - is very much Stefan Robbers. In this song, the main thrust isn't so much about the 303, but more about the tones that fill the song with purpose and melody. It's beautiful. I hadn't listened to it in a long time and what a mistake that was. Songs like this are both rare and special to me - reminding me of Mek and J-Rush on a hot summer night in the deserts of Tucson.

Another 7 is the second track on side A and shows its age a bit. It's still a great track, however, some of the sounds, in particular the whistle, dates it somewhat.

Then comes Addicted - one really outstanding track that is still very, very playable. Wow. It's very easy to get lost in the acid on this one as it whips around in circles, giving only temporary reprieve. What a great track. The main theme is readily identifiable and it goes through a number of really, really interesting changes.

Side B starts of with a bang with 1-8-1 which must been really great in a rotterdam/hardcore set. It's fast! The warm acid gives the roaring highhits a sense of balance - that is until the acid starts getting turned up a notch!

Wierd O-Eight is more of an electro cut and isn't my favorite.

However, after that comes my favorite track on the record - Acid Blaster. Now THIS is Acid. It's fun, it's bouncy, it's the best cut on the record. It takes you through a journey and doesn't let up. What a great track off of this great record.

If you don't have this, definitely try to find it someplace. It's really, really good.

jazzliscious

jazzliscious

May 1, 2004

This was the Acid Junkies "growing up" a bit. Or throwing away the toys. It's not necessarily that I'm all for it, but on this release they got away from the "robotic" sound of Part 1 and started a "trick(?)" that became all too familiar and overused - running the 303 and 909 through distortion boxes. It was cool for its time and somewhat innovative, but I feel the shining star on this record is "Weird-0-Eight", which got back to the cleaner, more robotic sound of the Acid Junkies. You know, the 303 is a ballsy machine and there's been a hundred products launched to imitate it, but the 303's NON-resonant, 18 decibel per octave filter slope (3-pole by any other name) is what made it unique, and ruining it with distortion or adding the now-infamous "Devilfish" mod RUINS IT! A clean 303 is the best 303. No need for distortion or resonant filters. "Weird-0-Eight" retains the shining virtues of a true-to-life, clean, un-modified 303 in all its glory. All other tracks are distorted and fast, which as stated earlier, doesn't necessarily mean I hate them, I just think "Weird-0-Eight" is the best track on this record and the best "picture" of the Acid Junkies on this release. I like Part 1 better for this reason because they were all clean 808 and 303. No distorted 909 or 303. But you know whatever, not everybody feels that way. This is still a fantastic record! I just like the cleaner version of the Acid Junkies significantly better. BUY IT! You'll love it!