(Trax, Music Man, Strictly Rhythm, R&S)
Phuture 303 are available for LIVE Shows or deejay sets.
Phuture 303 (DJ Spank-Spank aka DeeJay PHuture & Lothario Lee) will be performing an exclusive LIVE SHOW in Belgium on Saturday February 23rd and are available for a second booking on February 22nd.
PHuture (nowcalled PHuture 303) is a Chicago-based acid house group founded in1985 by Spanky, DJ Pierre and Herb J. The group's 12-minute track "AcidTracks" (1987) is one of several recordings that lay claim to being the first-ever acid house record.
The music the group produces is dark and monotonous. Many tracks are very long, even passing the 10-minute mark (such as "Acid Tracks"). Sparse lyrics are occasionally related to drugs, like the lyrics of "Your Only Friend" (1987) and 'Rise From your Grave' (1992), which describe cocaine addiction, or a simple chant, such as on "Spirit" (1994).
There is much debate and speculation about who created Acid music. The general consensus of opinions swings towards PHuture, now known as, PHuture 303. With the classic hit 'Acid Tracks', the dance music world was turned on its head. PHuture had unwittingly created the blueprint for the children of the revolution.
It was the creative talent of PHuture that changed the course of dance music history forever. It was around 1984 when Spanky aka DeeJay PHuture searched high and low throughout the city of Chicago for a Roland TB 303 just to make bass lines. DJ Pierre and Herb J. joined forces and from this legendary moment in-house music was born in the form of 'Acid Tracks'. The tape created in this immortal session was passed onto the legendary DJ Ron Hardy, who at the time was a resident at the Music Box. Ron Hardy played the tape 4 times that night and a new phenomenon was born.
With the release of their second hit single, 'We Are PHuture' the group’s status as the leader of the Acid House scene was confirmed (pressed on the ever so dodgy recycled Trax imprint).
After a year, the future of the group was put on hold. DJ Pierre moved to New Jersey after his club hit 'Pfantasy Girl'. Nothing was heard from the PHuture crew until 1990. At this time 'Rise From Your Grave' was unleashed with a lineup featuring Spanky, DJ Pierre, Roy Davis Jr., Jay Janail, and Phill Little. This much sought out release forced a shock wave throughout the dance world underground and PHuture was reborn.
After the success of this release DJ Pierre left the group, to concentrate on solo projects, and was replaced by Damon 'Proffessor Traxx' Neloms. The group then expanded into a larger multi-headed monster with the addition of Ron 'DJ Skull' Maney and Roy Davis Jr. Together they scored a huge hit with the epic 'Times Fade' and the follow up debut album 'Alpha & Omega' in 1998. Not long after the album Spanky and Proffessor Traxx decided to keep the group as a duo. DJ Skull and Roy Davis Jr. left and continued with their own solo recordings. The duo then unleashed their powerful signature tune 'Acid Soul' on Djax Up Beats. The pioneering spirit of the first hour back at the Music Box still lives on with each new track that PHuture creates. In 2003, PHuture 303 released their 2nd album on Belgium's infamous Music Man label. The album 'Survivals Our Mission' features a return of DJ Pierre to the group for a new version of Lil Louis 'Blackout'with Spanky doing the vocals again from scratch, staying true to the original spirit and sound of this pioneering outfit, PHuture will survive!