Profile:
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 Tweaking the knobs at the same time the patterns were playing they used the 303 for something other than what it was originally made for.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.
Sites:
Members:
Variations:
XTER 1 Phuture - House X-Ter-C album art Various Spank Spank (as Phuture Pfantasy Club) Various - House X-Ter-C(2xLP, Comp) Low Fat Vinyl XTER 1 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Phuture - We Are Phuture album art Phuture We Are Phuture Phuture - We Are Phuture Trax Records US 1988 Sell This Version
GLX 9088 Phuture - Acid In The House album art Various We Are Phuture Various - Acid In The House(CD, Comp) Galaxis, ZYX Records GLX 9088 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Phuture - House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One album art Various Phuture Will Survive Various - House Hallucinates Pump Up London Volume One (Comp, Album) Breakout, Breakout UK 1988 Sell This Version
Phuture - I Might Be Leavin' U album art D.J. Pierre* Featuring LaVette D.J. Pierre* Featuring LaVette - I Might Be Leavin' U Movin' Records US 1991 Sell This Version
Phuture - In Order To Dance 4 album art Various Rise From Your Grave Various - In Order To Dance 4 (Comp) R & S Records, BMG Ariola Belgium NV/SA Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
RS 93016, R&S 93016 Phuture - Rise From Your Grave : Remixes album art Phuture Phuture - Rise From Your Grave : Remixes(12") R & S Records, R & S Records RS 93016, R&S 93016 Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
WORLD 4CD Phuture - Movin' Records - The Real Sound Of New Jersey album art Various I Might Be Leavin' U (N.Y. Club Mix) Various - Movin' Records - The Real Sound Of New Jersey(CD, Comp) World Series Records UK WORLD 4CD UK 1993 Sell This Version
Phuture - Roys Revenge album art The Original Creators The Original Creators - Roys Revenge Strictly Rhythm US 1994 Sell This Version
74321 27934 2 Phuture - Cream Live album art Graeme Park, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Justin Robertson Roy's Revenge Graeme Park, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Justin Robertson - Cream Live(2xCD, Mixed, Bla) Deconstruction, Cream Records 74321 27934 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DMD 23CD10 Phuture - Trancesylvania 6 - A Phunky Goa Trip album art Various We Are Phuture (Joey Beltram Remix) Various - Trancesylvania 6 - A Phunky Goa Trip(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) 23 Frankfurt DMD 23CD10 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
CWMCD003 Phuture - Acid Masters - Legends Of House album art Various We Are Phuture Various - Acid Masters - Legends Of House(2xCD, Comp) Clearwater Music CWMCD003 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
DJS 104 Phuture - Untitled album art Various We Are Phuture (Original 1988) Various - Untitled(12") DJ Classic Mastercuts DJS 104 France 2009 Sell This Version

Reviews

Add Review

1969

1969

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?!

Videos (78) Edit