The Best Acid Jazz Bands/Artists Bands/Musicians

The Best Acid Jazz Bands/Artists

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Fusing genres like funk, soul, disco and hip hop with jazz, acid jazz has become a genre that's closely associated with club music. Acid jazz first emerged in the UK during the 1980s and became a popular subgenre of club music during the 1990s. Using jazz music more than any other dance music genre, the best acid jazz artists used danceable grooves and samples from earlier jazz albums to create a sound that had people shaking their hips in clubs. Though the genre spread for a bit, acid jazz ultimately fizzled out and nowadays, the best acid jazz artists are often regarded as jazz rap or neo jazz, but not acid jazz. 

However, that doesn't mean that acid jazz can't be celebrated. That said, what are the best acid jazz artists? No list of acid jazz artists would be complete without the likes of Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies, Incognito and Us3 to name a few. These artists had the biggest impact on acid jazz and helped bring it to a wider audience. 

Ultimately, acid jazz fan, it's up to you vote for your favorite artist. If you notice that someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. Vote or re-rank this list to how you see it to be fit. This list answers the questions "who are the best acid jazz bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest acid jazz musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular acid jazz bands that you might've heard of. (28 items)


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    Our Girl in Havana, Camino Real, Nite People

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    Dynamite, The Return of the Space Cowboy, Rock Dust Light Star

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    Allabouthefunk, Get Used to It, The Best of 20 Years

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    Always There, Who Needs Love, Tribes

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    Vibrations, Everybody Loves the Sunshine, The Universal Masters ...

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    A Bigger Picture, Penthouse Suite, Mission Impossible

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    ...Mixing, In Between, Remixed

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    Liquid Soul, Make Some Noise, Here's the Deal

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    Royal Flush, Whims of Chambers, Byrd in Hand

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    A Brighter Day, Off the Record, The Antidote

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    Out of Here, High Havoc, The New You!

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    In the Buzzbag, Cool and Steady and Easy, Watcha Playin'

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    Movin' in the Right Direction, The Remix Hit Collection, Trust Your ...

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    People People Music Music, Declassified, It's All in Your Mind

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    Living With the Animals, Poor Man's Paradise, Make A Joyful Noise

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    The Latin Bit, Sunday Mornin', Idle Moments

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    The K&D Sessions™, The Remix Hit Collection, DJ-Kicks: Kruder & ...

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    We Like It Here, Ground Up, Tell Your Friends

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    She Loves To Hear The Music, Asha Puthli, I'm Gonna Dance / Music Machine ...

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    Babel, Criminal Justice, D*Note

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    Worldwide 2 Programme 2, Brazilika, Gilles Peterson in the House

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    Hand on the Torch, An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place, Broadway & ...

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    Mantis, The Walk of the Giant Turtle, Out of a Dream

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    And Now the Legacy Begins, Subliminal Simulation, The Master Plan

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    No Pain for Cakes, The Lounge Lizards, Voice of Chunk

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    Diplomatic Immunity

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    Friday Afternoon in the Universe, Shack-Man, The Dropper

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