Paul van Dyk and DJ Pierre AKA PHUTURE, two icons of the dance music industry, have teamed up for a brand new 3-track EP, ACID TRAXXX. The EP’s title track, based on PHUTURE’S 1987 single “Acid Tracks” seeks to bridge the gap between classic and contemporary styles. Featuring those signature 303 basslines and squelching acid house synths, ACID TRAXXX is sure to excite fans old and new.
Clocking in at over 8-and-a-half minutes long, “ACID TRAXX” is meant to transport you back to an old school warehouse rave. Its thrumming bassline and grooving hi-hats have an unmistakable peak hours vibe to it. The massive second buildup in the drop will have you feeling euphoric.
ACID TRAXXX also features a solo single from DJ Pierre and PvD respectively. DJ Pierre’s track, “PHUTURE ACiD!” kind of picks up where “ACID TRAXXX” leaves off. The acid synths are heavy and the urgency of the drop rises with the hi-hats. Featuring an insane breakdown, DJ Pierre shows why he is a true pioneer of acid house.
PvD’s solo track “FILTY ACID” ties a nice bow on the EP bridging that gap between the old school and the “big room techno” that has become popular at festivals around the globe. The acid synths are prominent in this one, but I feel like the propulsive kick drum was what really set this one apart.
“Working with DJ Pierre has been a dream come true,” Paul van Dyk says. “He’s a founding member of music as we know it and revolutionized electronic music with his innovative use of the Roland TB-303. We wanted to create a track that pays homage to the roots of electronic music while pushing boundaries and taking listeners on a sonic journey.”
“Teaming up with Paul has been an incredible experience,” DJ Pierre says. “’ACID TRAXXX’ is a fusion of our musical worlds, and it captures the essence of what both of us stand for in the world of electronic music.”
Check out the ACID TRAXXX EP from Paul van Dyk x PHUTURE x DJ Pierre, out now on VANDIT Alternative. PvD will be hitting the road for some upcoming US tour dates to wrap up the year. Make sure to check him out if he comes to your city.
November 10 – Stereo Live – Houston, TX
November 11 – Stereo Live – Dallas, TX
November 12 – EDC Orlando – Tinker Field, Orlando, FL
November 17 – Dreamstate – Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
November 18 – Republik – Honolulu, HI
December 8 – Silo – Brooklyn, NY*
December 9 – Silo – Brooklyn, NY
*VENTURE X show