acid house


Media Studies

  • noun electronic disco music that was popular in the late 1980s, and is associated with the use of the drug ecstasy


  • noun a youth cult involving synthetic electronic dance music (house) and the taking of euphoric hallucinogens such as ecstasy and LSD (acid). This fashion, celebrated in clubs and large impromptu parties and with garish clothing and lighting effects, succeeded hip hop, rap and other movements in 1988. ‘A-c-e-e-e-d!’ (an elongated version of acid) was a rallying cry of celebrants, shouted and written on walls.