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Acid House is a subgenre of house music that originated in Chicago in the mid-1980s. It is characterized by its use of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer, which produced a distinctive "acid" sound through the use of a resonant filter and distortion effects.

Acid House tracks typically feature 4/4 beats, often with a fast tempo, and are usually instrumental, although some tracks may include sampled vocals or other sounds. The music is designed to create a hypnotic and repetitive atmosphere, and often incorporates elements of disco, funk, and other genres.

Acid House gained popularity in the underground music scene in Chicago (promoted by the local DJ Ron Hardy) and other cities in the United States, before spreading to the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It played a significant role in the development of rave culture, and has influenced the development of other electronic dance music genres, such as techno and trance.

Some of the key artists associated with Acid House include Phuture, DJ Pierre, Adonis, and Marshall Jefferson.

Acid House music is known for its repetitive and hypnotic beats, and as a result, it can evoke a trance-like state in listeners. The use of the Roland TB-303 synthesizer to create the distinctive "acid" sound can create a feeling of intensity and energy, while the 4/4 beat and fast tempo can create a sense of urgency and excitement.

The repetitive nature of Acid House music can also create a feeling of transcendence, as listeners may lose themselves in the music and feel a sense of oneness with the dancefloor and the people around them. The genre is often associated with rave culture, and the feelings of unity, euphoria, and freedom that come with it.

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