Phuture

Phuture

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PHUTURE is a Chicago-based Acid House group founded in 1985 by DJ Pierre, Earl 'Spanky' Smith aka DJ Spank Spank and Herbert 'Herb J' Jackson.

Their love for House Music started back in the early 80's when friends Pierre Spanky and Herb J would go hear innovative DJ Ron Hardy play at the infamous music box in Chicago and would get lost for hours on end in his sound. Smith talked to Pierre and Herb about forming their own group, later to be named PHUTURE, so they could produce their own music and give what came about of their sessions to Hardy to play in his sets. In 1985 Spanky came across a (at the time) written off Roland TB-303 not knowing that they would go on to make history when they created a new type of sound to come out of it and Chicago. Tweaking the knobs at the same time the patterns were playing they used the 303 for something other than what it was originally made for. It was to be called later on by those who would hear it as "Acid".

PHUTURE'S debut track "Acid Tracks" caused havoc on dance floors in Chicago when it was originally released in 1986 and Hardy broke it on cassette tape in his sets. It then went on to ignite a fire in Great Britain when Marshall Jefferson produced it and it was officially released on Trax Records in 1987. That track went onto spread around the world many times over and spawned immolators and fans to this day still crediting it as the reason for them wanting to produce music or the reason for their emergence into the dance music scene.

DJ Pierre left the group in 1990 and Spanky carried on with PHUTURE with various members over the years till 1996. He then formed Phuture 303. Ron Maney (aka DJ Skull) and Roy Davis Jr. worked on one occation as Phuture The Next Generation.

Then in 2014 Pierre and Spanky reunited as PHUTURE with newest member Rio "The Musician" Lee and are working on new music and an tour.
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Phuture Discography

Singles & EPs

Phuture Acid Tracks (Maxi) Trax Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Phuture We Are Phuture (Maxi, EP) Trax Records US 1988 Sell This Version
Phuture Pfantasy Club* Slam / Spank Spank Low Fat Vinyl UK 1988 Sell This Version
JTX 14 Phuture The Creator(12") Jack Trax JTX 14 UK 1988 Sell This Version
DM 028 Phuture Presents III Phase Phuture Presents III Phase - Do You Wanna Get Funky(12") Dance Mania DM 028 US 1989 Sell This Version
Phuture Rise From Your Grave (Single, Maxi) Strictly Rhythm US 1992 Sell This Version
Phuture Inside Out Strictly Rhythm US 1993 Sell This Version
Phuture Spirit Strictly Rhythm US 1994 Sell This Version
Phuture Mental Breakdown Strictly Rhythm US 1994 Sell This Version
Phuture Your Only Friend (Felix Da Housecat Remixes) Trax Records UK 1997 Sell This Version
S12DJ-036 Mr Fingers* / Phuture Mr Fingers* / Phuture - Washing Machine / Got The Bug(12") Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-036 UK 2002 Sell This Version
KR005 Phuture / Jackmaster Hater Phuture / Jackmaster Hater - Acid Trax / Acid(12") Kstarke Records KR005 US 2011 Sell This Version
DJ Pierre & Green Velvet Vs Phuture DJ Pierre & Green Velvet Vs Phuture - Acid Trax 2012 Afro Acid Plastik US 2011 Sell This Version
Joint Venture / Phuture Joint Venture / Phuture - Masterblaster (Turn It Up) / Rise From Your Grave Strictly Rhythm US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Phuture / Phortune Phuture / Phortune - Acid Tracks / String Free (Comp) Trax Records UK 1996 Sell This Version
TRX-BTB008 Robert Owens / Phuture Robert Owens / Phuture - Bring Down The Walls / Your Only Friend(10", Comp) Trax Records TRX-BTB008 UK 1997 Sell This Version
S12DJ-008 Phuture / Pierre's Phantasy Club* Phuture / Pierre's Phantasy Club* - Acid Trax / Fantasy Girl(12", Comp) Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-008 UK 2002 Sell This Version
CTX-CD-5016, CTX-CD-5016-828708501625 Phuture And Other Classics From DJ Pierre Phuture And Other Classics From DJ Pierre - Phuture And Other Classics From DJ Pierre(CD, Comp) Trax Records, Trax Records CTX-CD-5016, CTX-CD-5016-828708501625 Canada 2005 Sell This Version