Acid Jazz – Hush Puppies v Acid Jazz Competiton

Acid Jazz

Acid Jazz, was formed in 1987, when Acid music started. Acid Jazz was the first of the groundbreaking new indie labels and paved the way for the likes of Mo Wax, Wall Of Sound and Talking Loud. The next wave of signings included D Influence, Jamiroquai and The Brand New Heavies. Chart success quickly followed as the label spread its numerous tentacles around the world. The sound of the label became the name of choice for the scene that had established in its wake and by the early ’90s, Acid Jazz was booming.

The next wave of signings included D Influence, Jamiroquai and The Brand New Heavies. In ’89, Peterson had left the label to establish his own Talking Loud imprint and Piller soon moved the operation to Denmark Street, London’s original Tin Pan Alley, into the former EMI music office. The next wave of signings included D Influence, Jamiroquai and The Brand New Heavies.

Chart success quickly followed as the label spread its numerous tentacles around the world. The sound of the label became the name of choice for the scene that had established in its wake and by the early ’90s, Acid Jazz was booming out of a succession of speakers from Sweden to Singapore, Hamburg to Hobart, Shibuya to Sheffield and everywhere in between.

International tours followed as the label expanded through the 90′s, gradually increasing their musical influences to include daisy-age hip hop, garage psyche and trip hop. By the mid-90′s Acid Jazz had revived the careers of legends like Terry Callier, Brian Auger and Gregory Isaacs, and signed yet another wave of successful independent artists which included the likes of Corduroy, Mother Earth, The Humble Souls, Goldbug and a dozen more.

In 1993, the label took the plunge and opened the first ‘non-house’ based night club in London. Based on the site of the Bass Clef, a down-at-heel and eventually semi-derelict jazz club in Hoxton. umping forward to 2012 and we find the label firmly ensconced in their office at the top of Brick Lane and readying themselves for their 25th Anniversary celebrations – The Acid Jazz Silver Jubilee.

Hush Puppies v Acid Jazz Competiton

WIN – The Hush Puppies Sound & Style set: Celebrating British Club Culture and 50 years of Hush Puppies Heritage ‘Hemingway Design for Hush Puppies’ have teamed up with the good folks at Stuarts London and Acid Jazz to pay homage to 5 decades of style and offer the chance to win 5 special re-issued 7” EP’s from Acid Jazz’s coveted archive and a pair of Hemingway for Hush Puppies ‘the greaser’ creepers.

To enter simply Tweet us or comment on our facebook page with your favourite song from the era we celebrate each week!

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