Maurice*This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze)

Label:Vendetta Records (2) – VE 7016, Vendetta Records (2) – VE-7016
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:Acid House, House, Deep House


A1This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (S&T Mix)
Keyboards [Additional]Mike Stevens
A2This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (Deep Dub)5:58
AAThis Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (K&T Mix)
Keyboards [Additional]Emma Freilich

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Also released as a promo with the same catalog number.
Original version taken from the A&M UK album "House Hallucinates" HSEA 9002
Original sound recording made by Trax Records, Chicago
Published by Sanlar Music (BMI)
℗ 1988 A&M Records, Inc.

Tempo: 125 BPM

Track AA samples:
Synth from Black Riot - A Day In The Life
Synth from Inner City - Big Fun

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): VE-07016-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): VE-07016-AA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A Side Etched): A+M-VE-07②16-A-SP1 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B Side Etched): A+M-VE-07②16-AA-SP1 1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A+B Stamped): (Specialty Records Corporation) [SRC Logo] STERLING

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (12", 45 RPM, Stereo)Breakout, A&M RecordsUSAT 650UK1988
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This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo)Vendetta Records (2)VE-7016US1988
This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (12", 33 ⅓ RPM)Vendetta Records (2)VE-7016Canada1988
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This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (K&T Mix) (Cassette, Single, Dolby System)A&M Records, BreakoutTS-1416US1988
This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (12", 45 RPM, Stereo)Breakout, A&M RecordsUSAT 650UK1988



  • Bernardolupomorabito's avatar
    This Is Acid (A New Dance Craze) (K&T Mix) la migliore. Suonata il 4.03.23 da Luciano Esse al Bellaciao a Perugia (ITA)
    • slamboogie88's avatar
      Excellent pressing. The audiophile and dynamics of this release is superb. There seem to be lots of debate whether this is Acid House or not. Regardless of the debate, I love this track and I personally would consider this as a more polish acid house track, a bit more minimal but nevertheless, it has the soul of acid house. Or maybe this is more of a hybrid acid/deep house groove. At the end of the day, it's still a funky ass track and every time I play this...It just takes me back to those good old days of house music era.
      • alfonsino's avatar
        Edited 2 years ago
        Questa traccia si può definire tranquillamente, l'iniziazione dell'Acid House Music. L' ascoltai la prima volta all'Acropolis disco a Roma nel 1988. Che splendidi anni - This track can be easily defined as the initiation of Acid House Music. I listened to it for the first time at the Acropolis disco in Rome in 1988. What wonderful years -
        • theguvofwythenshawe2's avatar
          Massively played in The Hacienda, Manchester back in the day!! Also featured on the 2004 game Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas.

          Wicked tune!!
          • ian_s's avatar
            K & T stands for "Kevin & Trevor", two typical English boy's names and was used as this was the harder mix. S & T stands for "Sharon & Tracey" as this was the mix for the girls.
            • djsid86's avatar
              It's a stretch to call this acid house. It seems like the mixes are more deep house. As strange as it sounds when it came out it was very popular and people preferred this to actual acid house tracks like Get Real or Acid Over. Strange.
              • MentallyMad's avatar
                Haha yes I remember when this record came out! It created lots of confusion about just what "acid" music was. The real house music DJ's knew that the B-side of this record was in fact, not an acid track at all. But your average club hopper thought that the B-side represented acid. The B-side is just a Todd Terry New York style remix of a classic Chicago Acid track. To this day, people still hear songs like "A Day In The Life" by Black Riot (Todd Terry) and they think that is acid track. And then I laugh as they desperately try to debate that!
                • Alain_Patrick's avatar
                  Edited 17 years ago
                  "This Is Acid (K & T Mix by Les Adams)" rocked the blocks Worldwide (and most specially here in Sao Paulo, Brazil) back in the end eighties on the clubs - but in fact, the first time I heard the classic was through Belgian friends' tapes during high school with all repertories including all that Megamixes and singles from Europe and USA.

                  Funny as it may seem, I only heard the original version some years after - and I have to confess it's simply amazing as well!

                  "This is acid!", "I'm gonna give you acid!" will stay on the minds of the fanatic clubbers of that time forever.

                  Big respect for you, Maurice.
                  • spork's avatar
                    This record should be called "This Ain't Acid." All three remixes by Les Adams pretty much completely strip this track of all the raw, dark, 303-driven power of the original, and what we're left with is just generic, forgettable house music.



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