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  1. A style of music from the early rave scene in the UK.


Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago, Illinois. The defining feature of a 'squelching' bass sound was produced using the Roland TB-303 electronic synthesizer-sequencer. Acid house spread to the United Kingdom and continental Europe, where it was played by DJs in the acid house and later rave scenes. By the late 1980s, Acid house had moved into the British mainstream, where it had some influence on pop and dance styles.


"Acid House" a.k.a. "The Acid House" is a film adaptation of Irvine Welsh's short story collection The Acid House. Welsh himself wrote the screenplay, and appears as a minor character in the film.

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Google previewHistory+ for Edexcel A Level: Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the twentieth century (2015)

by Nick Shepley, Vivienne Sanders, Peter Clements

Acid house is a musical style that emerged in the mid to late 1980s and led to the creation of a new dance culture. The music, which was made with drum machines, samples and synthesisers, was popularised by independent record labels ...

Google previewAltered State (2010)

The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House by Matthew Collin

The Daily Mail followed up with a stern editorial entitled 'A New Threat to British Youth': 'Acid house is a façade for dealing in drugs of the worst sort ...

Google previewDictionary of Homonyms (2007)

by David Rothwell

Acid house is a kind of dance music with a fast, repetitive beat that was apparently popular in the 1980s. As an adjective, 'acid' is applied to many nouns: acid rain, ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Acid House Rock music term introduced at the end of the 1980s referring to the music style of groups such as The Mob and The Royal House. The word Acid' referred to LSD while the word House' referred to the music which first appeared in ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

acid house noun a mesmeric dance music genre characterised by electronic...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the British Short Story (2015)

by Andrew Maunder

Work Author: Irvine Welsh Irvine Welsh's The Acid House (1994) is a collection of 21 short stories and a novella. Many of these stories bear the hallmark of Welsh's novels inthat they often take place in Scotland and have drugs, sex, and ...

Google previewRandom House Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2008)

by Random House

safe house, school- house, smokehouse, state- house, steakhouse, storehouse , teahouse, titmouse, tollhouse, town house, tree house, warehouse, wheelhouse , White House, whorehouse, wood louse, workhouse; acid house, barrelhouse, ...

Google previewChambers concise dictionary (2004)

pop music relating to ACID HOUSE. [17c: from Latin acidus sour] □ acidly adv. ♢ put the acid on someone Aust & NZ colloq to pressurize them. acid drop > n a sweet flavoured with tartaric acid. acid-head >n, drug-taking slang someone who ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Music (2010)

by Emmett G. Price, III, Tammy Kernodle, Horace Maxille

Acid house characteristically uses sounds from earlier drum machines and synthesizers. Ambient house combines new age music that ...

Google previewKnowledge - The Urban Skillz Dictionary (2013)

by Sezai Coban

Acid House (Phuture, Hardfloor) Chicago House (Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson) Deep House (Blaze, Larry Heard) Disco House (Milk & Sugar) Electro House (Fedde le Grand) French House (Daft Punk, Etienne de Crécy, Sébastien ...

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