Various ‎– House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One

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This first and only volume of House Hallucinates, a compilation of deep, experimental & acid house material licensed from Trax Records, goes by slightly different names depending on when & where it was released. The UK release on A&M subsidiary Breakout was House Hallucinates - Pump Up London Volume One. The European release on PIAS subsidiary LD was House Hallucinates: Pump Up Europe. The US release on A&M subsidiary Vendetta was House Hallucinates - Pump Up The World Volume One. Another UK edition on indie label Westside had a different title, We Call It Hallucinates, and inexplicably omitted "Phuture Will Survive" from the CD edition.

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
hsea 9002, hsea9002 Various House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One(2xLP, Comp) Breakout, Breakout hsea 9002, hsea9002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
HSED 9002 Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up London Volume One(CD, Comp) Breakout HSED 9002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
LD 8823 Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up Europe(2xLP, Comp) LD Records LD 8823 Benelux 1988 Sell This Version
LD 8823 CD Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up Europe(CD, Comp) LD Records LD 8823 CD Belgium 1988 Sell This Version
CS 3928 Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up The World Volume One(Cass, Comp, Promo) A&M Records CS 3928 US 1988 Sell This Version
HSEC 9002, hsec 9002 Various House Hallucinates Pump Up The World Volume One(Cass, Album, Comp) Breakout, A&M Records HSEC 9002, hsec 9002 UK 1988 Sell This Version
TRAXLP 001 Various We Call It Hallucinates(2xLP, Comp) Westside Records (2) TRAXLP 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
CDTRX001 Various We Call It Hallucinates(CD, Comp) Westside Records (2) CDTRX001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
ZCTRX001, ZCTRX 001 Various We Call It Hallucinates(Cass, Comp) Westside Records (2), Westside Records (2) ZCTRX001, ZCTRX 001 UK 1988 Sell This Version
VPL1 6814 Various We Call It Hallucinates(LP, Comp) Possum Records VPL1 6814 Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
SP-3928 Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up The World Volume One(2xLP) A&M Records, Vendetta Records (2) SP-3928 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD 3928 Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up The World Volume One(CD, Comp) A&M Records, Vendetta Records (2) CD 3928 US 1989 Sell This Version
cs 3928, CS 3928 Various House Hallucinates - Pump Up The World Volume One(Cass, Comp) Vendetta Records (2), A&M Records, Vendetta Records (2), A&M Records cs 3928, CS 3928 US 1989 Sell This Version

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DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

DOCTOR_DIATRIBE23

May 1, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, hsea 9002, hsea9002

So there I was aged 15 round at my friend's house whilst he baby sat. His other much older friend had lent him two c.d.s. Both had the word acid written on the inlay cover. One was called Acid Jazz so we gave that a listen and after skipping through all the tracks within minutes (yes it was pretty lame) we decided to listen to the next c.d. which was Various ‎– House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One.
Sleezy D* I've Lost Control (Space Mix) comes blaring out of the speakers and we both looked at each other with a what the fuck is this????!!!!!!
Hairs were literally standing up on the back of our necks! 9 minutes and 43 seconds later and we didn't even play the next track as we just had to hear this sound again!
I mean we were serious Electro heads but what in the world was this alien sound all about? Why is this guy losing it but loving it at the same time? Those tranced out repetitive beats and claps and that twittery blippy sound was so weird that we were losing it and loving it at the same time.
Hairs were still standing up like we had been plugged into the mains!
Then next up Phuture - Acid Tracks!
Boom boom boom with a sinister wave sound and then some claps and again this blippy sonar pulsing sound hit our ears. Then the blippy sound starts to liquify and then elevates into an incredible movement that twisted and turned inside out of itself. What the actual fuck was we experiencing.
Alien sounds that totally intrigued us. We both were nodding our heads like we were hip-hoppers on some next electro type shit!
So again we played this track in all of its entirety!
Tracks B1 and B2 kind of deflated our feelings but not to worry as tracks B3 through to D3 perked us back up (and with no drugs)!
This was my first introduction to Chicago Acid Trax and what a way to get affiliated!
A week or so later I bought Acid Trax Volume 2 and I never looked back!

Acid acid acid house (repeat!)

So fast forwarding to this precise moment. Listening to this LP again today is still totally amazing! This is like an audio acid bible and for anyone who has never heard this type of music I would 1000% recommend this compilation! Stunning! THIS IS ACID!
bobblediscogs

bobblediscogs

February 2, 2018
referencing House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, hsea 9002, hsea9002
Classic album. The first track with Sleazy D features Jabba the Hut on vocals (ha ha ha ha ha)
surfmonkey2325

surfmonkey2325

February 8, 2017
referencing House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, hsea 9002, hsea9002

Managed to replace my old double cassette tape finally. This album is a trip! Such memories
elbiter

elbiter

November 4, 2016
referencing We Call It Hallucinates, 2xLP, Comp, TRAXLP 001
The sound quality is exceptionally good for a compilation LP. I even have a copy of Phuture's Acid Trax in 12" and used to play this one because it sounds louder and better.
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

August 18, 2016
referencing House Hallucinates - Pump Up The World Volume One, 2xLP, SP-3928

Definitely higher vinyl noise /floor with some of the tracks (ie: kinda lousy pressing) but damn this is tracklist is amazing.
Sick acid compilation.
staunchdorf

staunchdorf

January 3, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, hsea 9002, hsea9002

This is where it all began for me. I bought it on tape in '88 aged 13. I couldn't describe what it sounded like to anyone - it didn't sound like anything I'd ever heard before. When it was my turn to supply the sounds for the school music lesson THIS is what they got. Needless to say a very small minority actually _got_ it...
Viva Acid House..!
funk_wid_it

funk_wid_it

March 31, 2012
edited 2 days ago
referencing We Call It Hallucinates, 2xLP, Comp, TRAXLP 001

Jack Frost - 'Clap Me' is my fave Jack Frost (aka Adonis) acid track.

This version of 'Clap Me' is around two mins longer than the version that appears on Trax Records, not to mention being a much better pressing!
maroko

maroko

October 31, 2009
referencing We Call It Hallucinates, CD, Comp, CDTRX001

For historians of electronic music, the purchase of this compilation would be justified because of the inclusion of the first two tracks, often deemed as the pieces which gave birth to what we refer to today as acid house: Sleezy D's "I've Lost Control" and Phuture's "Acid Tracks". As if those twenty two minutes were not enough to shake your world around twice, there is a ton more goodies here!
I'll Never Let You Go is so smooth with a floating melody which gives such a tranquil touch to the music, with xylophone chords as a nice addition as well. Jack The Bass is an old school house warehouse banger, with a menacing vocal going, you guessed it, jack the bass!
Maurice Joshua's This Is Acid is another golden acid house gem, with squelching 303s layed over some cool vocals where a guy talks about the whole acid movement, giving you acid and explaining why is this the ultimate acid track. As Acid Turns is a pretty minimal thumping tune, with a constantly morphing acid line present the whole time, and some randomly thrown in vocals about God almighty knowns what. Well done, the acid synths are particularly impressive.
Pump Up London is another slamming old school classic, with funky vocals and great 303s, even the beat is faster than on the other tracks here, which makes this a real club anthem. The last track has gentle piano keys colliding with the acid lead. Another great blast from the past.
My general opinion is that you can enjoy this one a lot even if you were not born when these tunes rocked warehouses and underground clubs. If you were there, then you will most probably hunt this release down, play it until your hi-fi system wears out and then ask to be buried with it. But I guess good music has no time or place, so maximum enjoyment is guaranteed to all who come across this one - and trust me, some of the key tracks for further development of electronic music are to be found "We Call It Hallucinates". Old school historians and collectors, you really do need this!
DJSteil

DJSteil

July 13, 2009
referencing We Call It Hallucinates, 2xLP, Comp, TRAXLP 001
Classic acid house on this record. While there is debate about what was the first acid house track, the two most commonly cited 'first' examples just happen to be the first two tracks on this album, I've Lost Control and acid Trax.
As well as some of the darker, more minimalistic tracks such as the ones mentioned, the album also has some more upbeat tracks such as Mr Lee's club hit Pump Up London and Jack The Bass.
djarnie

djarnie

October 4, 2003
referencing House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One, 2xLP, Comp, hsea 9002, hsea9002

This double gatefolds release is the best one ! Graham Tunna & Jeremy Pearce made a wonderfull psychedelic design cover sleeve. When u open it u can also see a big " ACID". They also added inside the covers, if u take time to look , a serie of printed green pills & E's. These attentions & details are only on the UK release. Not on the similar U.S.A. edition.
I can also mention there was many releases of this Trax Records compilation, with different names : House Allucinates - Pump Up London ; House Allucinates - Pump Up Europe (different cover sleeve); House Allucinates - Pump Up The World & We Call It Allucinates on Westside Records.