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Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco particularly repetitive beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as taking the sound of Jazz-Funk onto electronic dance/pop music. Acid Jazz is also the name of a recording label in the United Kingdom (founded by Gilles Peterson & Eddie Pillar) which issues recordings by artists in the genre.

The Acid Jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz-fusion or soul jazz by Leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge. AKA "Rare Groove" crate diggers.

History

In 1986 Peterson started a regular Sunday afternoon club at Dingwalls, a dank corridor of a venue squeezed onto the corner of Camden Lock in north London. This club became his most successful venture to date: It ran for seven years and inspired a succession of records, labels, DJs and bands.

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