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Armando Gallop (sometimes written as Armando Gallup) (February 12, 1970, Chicago–December 17, 1996), who released material under his first name only, was an American house-music producer and DJ who was an early contributor to the development of acid house.

Armando was born in Chicago to parents of Afro-Cuban descent. He was a star baseball player as a youngster before spinal meningitis put an end to his athletic aspirations. He became interested in dance music, organizing parties by age 16 and mixing on radio by age 17. He and Mike Dunn founded Warehouse Records in 1988, where he released the singles “151” and “Land of Confusion,” the latter of which became a club hit in Chicago as well as in Britain, where it influenced their early acid-house scene. He also produced Warehouse releases from Ron Trent, DJ Rush, and Robert Armani.

Instead of working on production, Armando spent most of the early 1990s with a residency at Chicago’s Warehouse from 1992 to 1994. He served as an A&R rep for Felix da Housecat’s Radikal Fear label and, soon, after recorded for that label himself. His first full-length album, One World, One Future, was released in 1996 on Play it Again, Sam, but he died of leukemia later that year.

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  • splimp

    Work that pussy, you big ugly bean-eatin' ass son-of-a-bitch!

    29 May 7:42pm Reply
  • MindLiberation

    some of the best acid ive ever heard, fucking love it. Respect to this guy!

    20 Sep 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    ACIEEEEEEEEEEEEED!!!

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • zzara

    classic

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Sinriel

    Rest in piece, brother. Peace.

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Rossinus

    Land Of Confusion on 140 bpm just makes everybody go insane

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Collieman420

    One of the bricklayers to this foundation called house music. Alot of d.j's/producers were influenced by this man. R.I.P.

    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • djaycee68

    Indeed saw DJ Pierre a few days ago, and saw him spinnin back in the days. Respect! @shorty 427 : I have a bunch of stuff on vinyl, will rip them since it isn't easy to get hold of his music!

    23 May 2009 Reply
  • natty_chaos

    excellent acid house made the man. i don't know, who else apart from him was do so many great acid house tracks. most of all i like "100% disign of you" - exelent track. exelent vocal sample!

    25 Mar 2009 Reply
  • TippinMyStuff

    i LUV this track!!!

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • shorty427

    Well I need a v0 or better rip of the land of confusion ep I also recently got a hold of "One World One Future" if you want it

    13 Aug 2008 Reply
  • aero_sound

    shorty427, there are many maxis about Land Of Confusion. Tell me exactly what do you need, maybe I could help you =]

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • aero_sound

    Totally agree with you thepuzl. I specially love the "100% Of Disin' U (Remix No. II)" vinyl. Check the two tracks at the b side... they are huge old piano/vocal house examples.

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • shorty427

    I would kill for a better bitrate of the land of confusion ep or any of his other stuff. If anyone out there has some .mp3s they would share I would be so happy

    10 Mar 2008 Reply
  • thepuzl

    No comments?! This guy made some of the most amazing acid tracks ever and his influence is still heard years after his untimely death. Maximum respect to one of the true originators.

    28 Nov 2007 Reply

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