Phuture ‎– Acid Tracks

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The original title for the song 'Acid Tracks' was 'In Your Mind'. DJ Pierre had given a tape of the track to Ron Hardy to play at the Muzic Box in Chicago it then appeared on a tape Hardy had labelled 'Acid Tracks'. So this name stuck and Phuture decided to issue it under this title. According to DJ Pierre the 'acid' in the title of the tape was a reference to LSD as this was a popular drug at the club. It was not a reference to the sound of the Roland 303.

See also Phuture / Jackmaster Hater - Acid Trax / Acid.

Tracklist

Acid Tracks 12:26
Phuture Jacks 7:46
Your Only Friend 4:53

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Red) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12") Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Bla) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Blu) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Blu) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Ltd, Blu) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", Ltd, Gre) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", W/Lbl) Trax Records TX142 US 1987 Sell This Version
WHOS 6 Phuture Acid Trax(12", Maxi) Who's That Beat? WHOS 6 Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
WHOS 6 CD Phuture Acid Trax(CD, Mini) Who's That Beat? WHOS 6 CD Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
A1-009 Phuture Acid Tracks Remixes(12") A1 Records A1-009 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
A1009 LTD. Phuture Acid Tracks(12", S/Sided, RE) A1 Records A1009 LTD. Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
TX 142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE) Trax Records TX 142 US 1998 Sell This Version
A1-009 Phuture Acid Tracks Remixes(12", Promo) A1 Records A1-009 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
TX 142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE) Trax Records TX 142 US 2000 Sell This Version
TX 142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE, TP) Trax Records TX 142 US 2000 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE, RM) Trax Records TX142 UK 2014 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE, RP, Red) Trax Records TX142 UK 2020 Sell This Version
TX142 Phuture Acid Tracks(12", RE, RP, Whi) Trax Records TX142 UK 2020 Sell This Version
354626 Phuture Acid Tracks(3xFile, AIFF, RE) Trax Records 354626 US Unknown
354626 Phuture Acid Tracks(3xFile, MP3, RE, 320) Trax Records 354626 US Unknown
354626 Phuture Acid Tracks(3xFile, WAV, RE) Trax Records 354626 US Unknown

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deeper909

deeper909

April 20, 2021
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142
One of the best records ever made. You can really feel the energy.
djclockwork

djclockwork

October 20, 2020
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, RP, Red, TX142

Awesome repress if your after acid tracks. Sound very nice and better than my og pressing. However the flip side is a different story. No where as crisp or clean. Almost sounds like it was ripped from a poor source even possibly the original vinyl. Almost a muffled sound.
roorookangaroo

roorookangaroo

August 12, 2020
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142
Alongside Adonis ‘No Way Back’ and Sleezy D ‘I’ve Lost Control’, one of acid’s holy trinity. All three set the grid for brutal tech-hedonism, Adonis and Sleezy urging you to lose your shit, Phuture taking their inspiration from LSD-soaked nights at the Music Box. The sleeper here (for some) is the crack-era cautionary tale ‘Your Only Friend’: stripped down, spooked out, fucked up, wearing addiction’s cruel ravages like a bleak-hearted badge of honour. Simplicity never sounded so downright scary or, indeed, essential. You need this.
billyshearz

billyshearz

June 7, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, RP, Red, TX142
important song in electronic music history. this pressing sounds fantastic.
sunshower

sunshower

May 11, 2020
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", RE, RP, Red, TX142

OMG, this is it, this is where it all started. House, techno, acid and everything in between. After all those years this sounds as powerful as it did in 1987. Those 12 minutes fly by, this could go on for hours. I've got the original pressing, but this version sounds way better, clear, deep sound, pressed loud. The red vinyl looks awesome. This is the ultimate Acid Trax pressing, don't miss it, you will regret it.
tranzyd

tranzyd

May 7, 2020
referencing Acid Trax, 12", Maxi, WHOS 6
This track is not long enough, what a trip . This is the 1st acid record I heard when it came out....never looked back.
A TB303 & TR707 two patterns, that's it , minimal to the max yet so powerful
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

August 5, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142
CONFIRMED WOW! ON acid LISTENING to THIS must have BEEN ferciuous if YOU were at this witnessing....The original title for the song 'Acid Tracks' was 'In Your Mind'. In My Mind is a seriously good name for a track... This is still hard as fuck music. And if you dont get it welllll Anyway I'm chatting shit....? So read these notes... DJ Pierre had given a tape of the track to Ron Hardy to play at the Muzic Box in Chicago it then appeared on a tape Hardy had labelled 'Acid Tracks'. So this name stuck and Phuture decided to issue it under this title. According to DJ Pierre the 'acid' in the title of the tape was a reference to LSD as this was a popular drug at the club. It was not a reference to the sound of the Roland 303.................. ;)

There is mushhhhhhhroooooooooooooooooooooom in this sound space........ Phuture is a series of guys in the same mind! FUNK ;)

ALL OF THESE TRACKS ARE SO SO SOOOO GOOD...

Lets hope the royalties come through soon to pay ALL of these males and females who are the people who deserve the credit for making this astounding ep.... Alcohol will be your only friend................
catweasel

catweasel

February 10, 2019
referencing Acid Tracks Remixes, 12", A1-009
If you like the original version and just like to have a little more punch on the kickdrum: Acid Tracks (Proffessor Traxx) is the remix for you.
lembalemba

lembalemba

March 18, 2018
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Red, TX142

just got remastered repress. awesome quality. can't stop listening )
SpacemanT

SpacemanT

October 28, 2017
referencing Acid Tracks, 12", Blu, TX142
My Labels are blue....still sounds ruff n' good tho. Phuture Jacks is such a tune. Great hats, Killer B lines ...oh and those gated vocal cut ups...classsssss.