Although acid house recently lost one of its founding fathers with the passing of Phuture’s DJ Spank-Spank, the genre continues to thrive. DJ/producer/Lauter Unfug co-founder Riven (a.k.a Thierry Loesch), who has released tracks on Cubism, Habitat Music, LoudDJs and My Favourite Freaks, added a new wrinkle to the style’s tattered fabric last month when he dropped the squelchy Acid Break EP brandishing loads of raw 707s and 909s.
When we noticed Riven had tapped Chicago house legend Tyree Cooper — he was in the Windy City when house music was it its infancy and later went on to gain notoriety for countess hip-house releases and assorted jackin’ tracks — to remix “Acid Break,” we asked them to connect for an exclusive chat. Having developed a rapport from playing several times together, they interviewed each other about the past, present and future. Continue Reading