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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 Tweaking the knobs at the same time the patterns were playing they used the 303 for something other than what it was originally made for.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 - Acid Trax Megamix Volume 1 album art Various Slam (as Phuture Pfantasy Club) and 1 more… Various - Acid Trax Megamix Volume 1 (Album, Comp) Serious Records (2) UK 1988 Sell This Version
DJ 2 Phuture - Strictly Rhythm Mastermix album art DJ Pierre Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix) DJ Pierre - Strictly Rhythm Mastermix(Cass, Comp, Mixed) DJ Magazine DJ 2 UK 1992 Sell This Version
50324 Phuture - Rave Master Mixers - 5 + 6 album art DJ Brainwasher* / DJ Bertrand Inside Out (Wild Pitch Beats) DJ Brainwasher* / DJ Bertrand - Rave Master Mixers - 5 + 6(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Fairway Record 50324 France 1993 Sell This Version
CTCR-13008 Phuture - Sounds Of Strictly Rhythm! album art Little "Louie" Vega* Spirit (DJ Pierre Tribal Mix) Little "Louie" Vega* - Sounds Of Strictly Rhythm!(CD, Mixed) Cutting Edge, Truth Productions CTCR-13008 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
none Phuture - San Francisco Project 3 - Take A Fix To The Funk album art DJ Dan We Are Phuture DJ Dan - San Francisco Project 3 - Take A Fix To The Funk(Cass, Mixed) Not On Label (DJ Dan Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
50376 Phuture - DJ Techno Mix album art DJ Brainwasher* Inside Out (Wild Pitch Beats) DJ Brainwasher* - DJ Techno Mix(CD, Comp, Mixed) Fairway Record 50376 France 1994 Sell This Version
none Phuture - Live At Wicked - September '94 album art Jenö* Slam Jenö* - Live At Wicked - September '94(Cass, Mixed, Promo) Not On Label (Jeno Self-released) none US 1994 Sell This Version
682397 Phuture - Techno Rave Master Vol 1 + Vol 2 album art Various Spirit Various - Techno Rave Master Vol 1 + Vol 2(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Gravit Records 682397 France 1994 Sell This Version
P-50105-2 Phuture - URBmix Vol. 1: Flammable Liquid album art Doc Martin Spirit Doc Martin - URBmix Vol. 1: Flammable Liquid(CD, Comp, Mixed) Planet Earth Recordings P-50105-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
682399 Phuture - Techno Rave Master Vol. 2 album art DJ Jerome Pacman* Spirit DJ Jerome Pacman* - Techno Rave Master Vol. 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Gravit Records 682399 France 1994 Sell This Version
74321 246372 Phuture - Manic Monday album art Various We Are Phuture Various - Manic Monday(2xCD, Mixed) EVA 74321 246372 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
No.4 Phuture - British Classics II album art Various Spirit (DJ Pierre Tribal Mix) Various - British Classics II(4xCass, Mixed, Unofficial) Classic Collections No.4 UK 1995 Sell This Version
IG0022, IG 0022 Phuture - Progressive Nation - The Next Generation album art Various We Are Phuture (Joey Beltram Remix) Various - Progressive Nation - The Next Generation(CD, Comp, Mixed) interGROOVE, interGROOVE IG0022, IG 0022 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
MAZ 003 CD Phuture - Mazzo Mixup album art DJ Cellie We Are Phuture (Slam Remix) DJ Cellie - Mazzo Mixup(CD, Comp, Mixed) Mazzo MAZ 003 CD Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 55053 2 4, AS 5624 Phuture - DJ World 1 - DJ Frank Struyf album art DJ Frank Struyf* Rise From Your Grave DJ Frank Struyf* - DJ World 1 - DJ Frank Struyf(CD, Comp, Mixed) Antler-Subway, Antler-Subway 7243 8 55053 2 4, AS 5624 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
5318412 Phuture - Strictly Rhythm - House Classics 1990-1996 album art Various Rise From Your Grave Various - Strictly Rhythm - House Classics 1990-1996(CD, Comp, Mixed) Urban 5318412 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
DECOCD 02 Phuture - Anthology WW's album art Various Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix) Various - Anthology WW's(2xCD, Mixed) Decode Records (Belgium) DECOCD 02 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
601142 Phuture - Presents Techno-Flashbacks - The N-Files album art Nicole We Are Phuture Nicole - Presents Techno-Flashbacks - The N-Files(CD, Mixed) Basic Energy 601142 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
889679 Phil Cheeseman & D.J. Ruizinho* Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix) Phil Cheeseman & D.J. Ruizinho* - Strictly Rhythm: The Hits...(2xCD, Mixed) Edisom, Lda. 889679 Portugal 1996 Sell This Version
DDCD 611 Phuture - Techno Nation album art Various Spank Spank (as Phuture Pfantasy Club) Various - Techno Nation(CD, Mixed) DCI DDCD 611 UK 1997 Sell This Version
DCBX 103 Phuture - Full-On Techno album art Various Spank Spank (as Phuture Pfantasy Club) Various - Full-On Techno(3xCD, Comp + CD, Mixed + Box) DCI DCBX 103 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ERA 9706-2 Phuture - Housebox 1 album art DJ Loutka Rise From Your Grave (Wild Pitch Mix) DJ Loutka - Housebox 1(CD, Mixed) Nextera ERA 9706-2 Czech Republic 1997 Sell This Version
FRIE 005-2 Phuture - Progressive City 3 album art Various We Are Phuture (Slam Remix) Various - Progressive City 3(CD, Mixed) Friends FRIE 005-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
ECD 34010 Phuture - Walk On The House Side - A Strictly Rhythm Compilation album art DJ Dr Trincado* Rise From Your Grave (Wake Da F___ Up Mix) DJ Dr Trincado* - Walk On The House Side - A Strictly Rhythm Compilation(CD, Comp, Mixed) Oid Mortales Records ECD 34010 Argentina 1998 Sell This Version
PRIN 9801-2 Phuture - Le Petit Prince  Five Years Jubilee!! album art Various We Are Phuture (Slam Remix) Various - Le Petit Prince Five Years Jubilee!!(2xCD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) Le Petit Prince PRIN 9801-2 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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