Various Artists - Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995

Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Double Album 24 tracks £9.99
12" Vinyl Album 12 tracks £16.99
Download Double Album (wav) 24 tracks £15.98
Download Double Album (mp3) 24 tracks £15.98
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

Description

Various Artists - Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995

Limited 180g Vinyl Edition (Only in the Strut Store)

Coming 2014, we have a very special release on the way for lovers of quality original Chicago house music as we team up with the legendary Dance Mania Records for their first ever full label compilation, dropping on January 27th, 2014. Dance Mania has wielded its influence heavily across dance music since its first breakthrough club smash in ’86, Duane & Co’s ‘J.B. Traxx’, offering a raw, DJ-led alternative to the Chicago powerhouses of Trax and DJ International. Founder Ray Barney astutely released classic after classic during the early years – ’7 Ways’ by Hercules (Marshall Jefferson), ‘House Nation’ by Housemaster Boyz (Farley Jackmaster Funk) and Li’l Louis’ debut recordings all helping to cement Dance Mania’s credentials.
Throughout its long history, the label never pandered to commercial pressures and the lure of the “hit”, focusing purely on the dance floor and the DJ. As styles changed and Chicago clubs like The Factory held sway during the ’90s, Dance Mania became a key player, unleashing uncompromising anthems like Robert Armani’s ‘Ambulance’ and ushering in ghetto house with Traxmen and Eric Martin’s ‘Hit It From The Back,’ as BPMs became faster and lyrics became ever more X-rated. A new wave of producers including DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Slugo and Paul Johnson all appeared on Dance Mania, recording prolifically and honing the new ghetto style, stripped back and raw.
The label’s influence continues today. Daft Punk famously name-check a series of Dance Mania producers on their ‘Teachers’ track, featured on the albumHomework and you can hear the label’s DNA through contemporary sounds as varied as Diplo, L.I.E.S., Brazil’s baile funk movement and Chicago’s modern day footwork producers like Nate and Rashad.

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (STRUT114CD)
  1. Hercules - 7 Ways (Vocal)
  2. Victor Romeo presents Leetrece Brown - Love Will Find a Way (Club)
  3. The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy of House - House Nation
  4. Duane & Co - J.B. Traxx
  5. Vincent Floyd - I Dream You
  6. Da Posse feat. Martell - Searchin' Hard (Mike Dunn's AC mix)
  7. Club Style - Crazy Wild
  8. Strong Souls - Twinkles
  9. 3 2 6 - Falling (Armando's House mix)
  10. Victor Romeo feat. Cool Dave-O - Ride On the Ride Rhythm (Track Edits)
  11. Da Posse feat. Martell - Don't Try to Fight It
  12. Rhythm II Rhythm - A Touch of Jazz (Lifestyles of the Rich mix)
  13. DJ Funk - House the Groove
  14. Paul Johnson - Feel My M.F. Bass
  15. DJ Funk - The Original Video Clash: Video Clash II (Street Mix)
  16. Parris Mitchell Project feat. Wax Master - Ghetto Shout Out!!
  17. DJ Deeon - Da Bomb
  18. Jammin' the House Gerald - Black Women (Club)
  19. Vincent Floyd - I'm so Deep
  20. Tim Harper - Toxic Waste (Club Mix)
  21. Robert Armani - Ambulance
  22. DJ Deeon - Hypnosis
  23. Traxmen & Eric Martin - Hit It from the Back
  24. Top Cat - Work Out
12" Vinyl Album (STRUT114LP)
  1. Hercules - 7 Ways (Vocal)
  2. Victor Romeo Presents Leetrece Brown - Love Will Find a Way (Club)
  3. Club Style - Crazy Wild
  4. Tim Harper - Toxic Waste (Club Mix)
  5. Vincent Floyd - I'm so Deep
  6. 3 2 6 - Falling (Armando's House mix)
  7. DJ Deeon - Da Bomb
  8. Parris Mitchell Project feat. Wax Master - Ghetto Shout Out!!
  9. Traxmen & Eric Martin - Hit It from the Back
  10. DJ Funk - The Original Video Clash: Video Clash II (Street Mix)
  11. Paul Johnson - Feel My M.F. Bass
  12. Top Cat - Work Out
Download Double Album (STRUT114D)
  1. Hercules - 7 Ways (Vocal)
  2. Victor Romeo Presents Leetrece Brown - Love Will Find a Way (Club)
  3. The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy of House - House Nation
  4. Duane & Co - J.B. Traxx
  5. Vincent Floyd - I Dream You
  6. Da Posse feat. Martell - Searchin' Hard (Mike Dunn's AC mix)
  7. Club Style - Crazy Wild
  8. Strong Souls - Twinkles
  9. 3 2 6 - Falling (Armando's House mix)
  10. Victor Romeo feat. Cool Dave-O - Ride On the Ride Rhythm (Track Edits)
  11. Da Posse feat. Martell - Don't Try to Fight It
  12. Rhythm II Rhythm - A Touch of Jazz (Lifestyles of the Rich mix)
  13. DJ Funk - House the Groove
  14. Paul Johnson - Feel My M.F. Bass
  15. DJ Funk - The Original Video Clash: Video Clash II (Street Mix)
  16. Parris Mitchell Project feat. Wax Master - Ghetto Shout Out!!
  17. DJ Deeon - Da Bomb
  18. Jammin' the House Gerald - Black Women (Club)
  19. Vincent Floyd - I'm so Deep
  20. Tim Harper - Toxic Waste (Club Mix)
  21. Robert Armani - Ambulance
  22. DJ Deeon - Hypnosis
  23. Traxmen & Eric Martin - Hit It from the Back
  24. Top Cat - Work Out

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 7 Ways (Vocal) £0.99
2 Love Will Find a Way (Club) £0.99
3 House Nation £0.99
4 J.B. Traxx £0.99
5 I Dream You £0.99
6 Searchin' Hard (Mike Dunn's AC mix) £0.99
7 Crazy Wild £0.99
8 Twinkles £0.99
9 Falling (Armando's House mix) £0.99
10 Ride On the Ride Rhythm (Track Edits) £0.99
11 Don't Try to Fight It £0.99
12 A Touch of Jazz (Lifestyles of the Rich mix) £0.99
1 House the Groove £0.99
2 Feel My M.F. Bass £0.99
3 The Original Video Clash: Video Clash II (Street Mix) £0.99
4 Ghetto Shout Out!! £0.99
5 Da Bomb £0.99
6 Black Women (Club) £0.99
7 I'm so Deep £0.99
8 Toxic Waste (Club Mix) £0.99
9 Ambulance £0.99
10 Hypnosis £0.99
11 Hit It from the Back £0.99
12 Work Out £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Double Album (24 tracks) £15.98
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 7 Ways (Vocal) £0.99
2 Love Will Find a Way (Club) £0.99
3 House Nation £0.99
4 J.B. Traxx £0.99
5 I Dream You £0.99
6 Searchin' Hard (Mike Dunn's AC mix) £0.99
7 Crazy Wild £0.99
8 Twinkles £0.99
9 Falling (Armando's House mix) £0.99
10 Ride On the Ride Rhythm (Track Edits) £0.99
11 Don't Try to Fight It £0.99
12 A Touch of Jazz (Lifestyles of the Rich mix) £0.99
1 House the Groove £0.99
2 Feel My M.F. Bass £0.99
3 The Original Video Clash: Video Clash II (Street Mix) £0.99
4 Ghetto Shout Out!! £0.99
5 Da Bomb £0.99
6 Black Women (Club) £0.99
7 I'm so Deep £0.99
8 Toxic Waste (Club Mix) £0.99
9 Ambulance £0.99
10 Hypnosis £0.99
11 Hit It from the Back £0.99
12 Work Out £0.99
Entire WAV Download Double Album (24 tracks) £15.98