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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 Tweaking the knobs at the same time the patterns were playing they used the 303 for something other than what it was originally made for.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 occasion 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 - Jack Trax - Mega Mix album art Various Untitled Various - Jack Trax - Mega Mix (Comp) Jack Trax UK 1987 Sell This Version
Phuture - House Trax 1. album art Roger "R J Scratch" Johnson* Phuture Jacks Roger "R J Scratch" Johnson* - House Trax 1. Street Sounds, Street Sounds UK 1987 Sell This Version
Phuture - House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One album art Various Acid Tracks and 1 more… Various - House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One (Comp, Album) Breakout, Breakout Australasia 1988 Sell This Version
8900017 Phuture - House Party - The Ultimate Megamix album art Various Rise From Your Grave Various - House Party - The Ultimate Megamix(CD, Mixed) Arcade 8900017 Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
Phuture - House Party 7 - The Mellow Clubmix album art Various Rise From Your Grave Various - House Party 7 - The Mellow Clubmix Arcade France 1993 Sell This Version
Phuture - Journeys By DJ album art DJ Duke Mental Breakdown (Roy's 303 Basement Mix) DJ Duke - Journeys By DJ (Comp) Music Unites UK 1994 Sell This Version
Phuture - Strictly House album art Various Mental Breakdown Various - Strictly House (Comp) ZYX Music Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Phuture - Lost Treasures ~ Isle Of Ra album art Various We Are Phuture (The Slam Remix) Various - Lost Treasures ~ Isle Of Ra Guardian Angel, Guardian Angel Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Prince 9630-2 Phuture - 303% Acid Vol. 2 album art Various We Are Phuture (Joey Beltram Remix) Various - 303% Acid Vol. 2(CD, P/Mixed) Le Petit Prince Prince 9630-2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Phuture - Viva Haçienda (Fifteen Years Of Haçienda Nights) album art Various Slam and 1 more… Various - Viva Haçienda (Fifteen Years Of Haçienda Nights) Deconstruction, BMG UK 1997 Sell This Version
Phuture - X-Mix - Jack The Box album art Hardfloor The Creator and 1 more… Hardfloor - X-Mix - Jack The Box (Comp) Stud!o K7, Stud!o K7, Stud!o K7 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Phuture - Legends On Acid Pt.#2 album art Various We Are Phuture (Joey Beltram Remix) Various - Legends On Acid Pt.#2 (Comp) H&G Records Germany 1999 Sell This Version
Phuture - TRAX Classics Presents Rewind 1984: Chicago album art Various Your Only Friend and 1 more… Various - TRAX Classics Presents Rewind 1984: Chicago (Album, Comp) Strictly Hype Recordings US 2000 Sell This Version
Phuture - Club Classics - Universal Stories Of Dance album art Various Acid Trax and 1 more… Various - Club Classics - Universal Stories Of Dance D-ROM Limited UK 2002 Sell This Version
Phuture - Defected In The House Eivissa 2007 album art Various Rise From Your Grave (DSB Edit) Various - Defected In The House Eivissa 2007 (Comp) ITH Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Phuture - Strictly Tiefschwarz album art Tiefschwarz Rise From Your Grave (Wake Da F___ Up Mix) and 1 more… Tiefschwarz - Strictly Tiefschwarz (Comp) Strictly Rhythm Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Phuture - Live & Remastered (20th Anniversary) album art Larry Levan / David Morales / Kenny Carpenter / Todd Terry / Justin Berkmann Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix) Larry Levan / David Morales / Kenny Carpenter / Todd Terry / Justin Berkmann - Live & Remastered (20th Anniversary) Ministry Of Sound UK 2011 Sell This Version
Phuture - Acid House Anthems album art Various Acid Trax Various - Acid House Anthems (Comp) Sony Music UK 2013 Sell This Version
MKBMC001 Phuture - Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen album art Dr. Motte Acid Tracks Dr. Motte - Friede, Freude, Eierkuchen(Cass, Mixtape) Museum Für Kommunikation Berlin MKBMC001 Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Phuture - Acid In The House Mix Vol. 1 album art Various We Are Phuture Various - Acid In The House Mix Vol. 1 (Maxi) ZYX Records Germany 1988 Sell This Version
DMC 065/1 Phuture - June 88 - Mixes 1 album art Various Acid Trax Various - June 88 - Mixes 1(12", P/Mixed) DMC DMC 065/1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
JTX-3 Phuture - Untitled album art Various The Creator Various - Untitled(12") Jack Trax JTX-3 US 1989 Sell This Version
FATW-005 Phuture - Stand By Acid album art Various Stand By Acid Various - Stand By Acid(12", Unofficial) Back To House Records, First Around The World FATW-005 1991 Sell This Version
none Phuture - Alphabet Collection album art Various Spank Spank Various - Alphabet Collection(12", Cle) Not On Label none Spain 1993 Sell This Version
Phuture - Skills album art John Acquaviva We Are Phuture John Acquaviva - Skills Stud!o K7 Germany 1998 Sell This Version

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February 28, 2018
If you are reading this, take the time to go through the discography of these experimental geniuses. If you claim to be passionate about electronic dance music, I will rightly assume you have the majority of trax by Phuture already in your collection, if not why?!

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