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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Acid house legend DJ Spank-Spank of Phuture dies

Earl Smith Jr was one of three founders of the Chicago house legends who released the groundbreaking 12-minute single Acid Tracks in 1987

One of the pioneers of acid house has died. DJ Spank-Spank was one of three founders of Chicago house legends Phuture, alongside DJ Pierre and Herb J, who released the groundbreaking 12-minute single Acid Tracks in 1987.

DJ Spank-Spank – real name, Earl Smith Jr – suffered a stroke in May, but the cause of his death was not apparent. The news was initially broken via a tweet, since deleted, from Chicago DJ The Black Madonna, but it has since been confirmed on Phuture’s official Facebook page.

Related: Phuture: pioneers of acid house

Phuture - Spank Spank your music changed my life. Thank you for creating such great jacking greatness #DJSpankSpank https://t.co/NvFI1MZyYH

RIP DJ Spank Spank... Phuture https://t.co/kljovMVsQG

#RIP #Chicago Acid House pioneer #DJSpanky. I used to play this on my old radio show back in #Detroit https://t.co/ibsOyDb9Ts

that sound is still resonating 30 years later and changing my damn life one squelch at a time. https://t.co/hVn6u4OJT7

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