The iconic Chicago house label will return with new material from Traxman and the re-issue of a Parris Mitchell classic.
Dance Mania is a name synonymous with both Chicago and the music that the city birthed. Founded in 1985 by Jesse Saunders before being handed over to Ray Barney in 1986, the label started life pushing Chicago house records from the likes of Lil Louis and Hercules (aka Marshall Jefferson), before going on to define the ghetto house sound of the 90s. The relentless slew of Dance Mania 12″s in this era saw artists such as DJ Funk, Paul Johnson, DJ Deeon and Jammin Gerald stripping back the beats, cranking up the BPMs and sleazing up the content, in the process architecting the blueprint for the juke and footwork sounds we know today.
Now controlled by Barney and long-time Dance Mania affiliate Parris Mitchell, the label has announced it will relaunch at the end of May with releases from Mitchell himself and another Dance Mania veteran, Corky ‘Traxman’ Strong. Traxman will release a 12″ of brand new material entitled ‘West Side Boogie Vol.II’, whilst Mitchell will put out a re-issue of his 1995 classic ‘Project’ EP. Renamed ‘Parris Mitchell Project: Classic Edition’, the record will feature the original and accapella versions of his highly prized sex jam ‘All Night Long’, featuring Reggie Hall – check the track below along with the tracklist for the re-issue.
Further releases are due to follow from Bobby Skillz, DJ Deeon, Steve Poindexter, DJ Funk, Robert Armani and Jammin Gerald.
Tracklist: Parris Mitchell Project: Classic Edition
A1 F___N Da Drums – feat. Terrance Robinson
A2 Ghetto Shout Dub – Female Shauntashia Giles
A3 All Night Long feat. Derrick P. & Giz (Acapella)
B1 Ghetto Shout Out!! feat. Waxmaster
B2 All Night Long feat. Reggie Hall
B3 Bitches & Money
B4 Bitches & Money (Reprise)