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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 Tweaking the knobs at the same time the patterns were playing they used the 303 for something other than what it was originally made for.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 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
Phuture - Fuse Presents Hell album art Hell Rise From Your Grave (Wake Side) Hell - Fuse Presents Hell (Comp) Music Man Records, N.E.W.S. Belgium 2000 Sell This Version
Phuture - Jackin' The House (Volume 1) album art Various The Creator Various - Jackin' The House (Volume 1) (Comp) JTH Records UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Phuture - Tools Pt.1 "The Preachers Of House" album art Various Rise From Your Grave Various - Tools Pt.1 "The Preachers Of House"(12", Unofficial) Goldfinger$ Inc. none 2003 Sell This Version
S12DJ-163 Phuture - Acid Traxx EP album art Various Acid Trax and 1 more… Various - Acid Traxx EP(12", EP) Simply Vinyl (S12) S12DJ-163 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Phuture - My Definition Of House Pt. 2 album art DJ Hell* Rise From Your Grave DJ Hell* - My Definition Of House Pt. 2 International Deejay Gigolo Records Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Phuture - Jackin' The House (Volume 4) album art Various We Are Phuture Various - Jackin' The House (Volume 4) JTH Records UK 2005 Sell This Version
EL001 Phuture - Endless Loops (Volume One) album art Various The Creator Various - Endless Loops (Volume One)(12") Endless Loops EL001 US 2005 Sell This Version
541416 501531 Phuture - Serious Beats 50 (Vinyl 11) album art Various Rise From Your Grave Various - Serious Beats 50 (Vinyl 11)(12") 541 541416 501531 Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
Phuture - The Art Of Acid album art Justin Robertson Acid Trax (Plump DJ's Edit) and 2 more… Justin Robertson - The Art Of Acid (Comp) Harmless UK 2008 Sell This Version
DJS 052 Phuture - Untitled album art Various The Creator (Original - 1988) Various - Untitled(12") DJ Classic Mastercuts DJS 052 France 2008 Sell This Version
DJS 104 Phuture - Untitled album art Various We Are Phuture (Original 1988) and 1 more… Various - Untitled(12") DJ Classic Mastercuts DJS 104 France 2009 Sell This Version
Phuture - House Revenge #501 album art Various Your Only Friend Various - House Revenge #501 House Revenge US 2010 Sell This Version
CLAH003 Phuture - Classic Acid Vol 3 album art Various Acid Tracks Various - Classic Acid Vol 3(12") Classic Acid House CLAH003 UK 2010 Sell This Version
RDY 19 Phuture - Ron Hardy #19 album art Various Phuture Jacks Various - Ron Hardy #19(12", Unofficial) Not On Label (Ron Hardy) RDY 19 France 2015 Sell This Version
VF 1 Phuture - Back To The Sound Of The Original Underground Volume 1 album art Various Slam (as Phuture Pfantasy Club) Various - Back To The Sound Of The Original Underground Volume 1(12") Vinyl Frontier Recordings VF 1 UK Unknown 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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