- Giles Peterson calls the D Mob collaborator "one of the original soldiers of the acid house movement."
London has lost another longtime member of its underground club scene.
Gary Haisman, most well-known for contributing vocals on D Mob's 1988 top-three UK hit, "We Call It Acieed," died last week. That track is credited with bringing acid house to the general public with its features on BBC and Top Of The Pops. Haisman was dealing with serious illness, including deep vein thrombosis, later in his life, according to Mixmag. He was 60 years old.
On a local level, Haisman put on parties, such as Raid, at clubs around London, like Shoom, and was one of the more recognisable regulars of the acid house club scene in the late '80s. He was a member of the Boy's Own fanzine crew with Terry Farley, Andrew Weatherall, Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold. Giles Peterson tweeted that Haisman was "one of the original soldiers of the acid house movement." Learn more about that era of London acid house in Stephen Titmus's 2010 feature.
Posthuman, Norman Jay, Giles Peterson and more share tributes to Haisman.