The follow-up to this year's Hardcore Traxx retrospective will land in early 2015.
The 15-track compilation picks up where this year's Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997 left off. It contains music from Dance Mania's core group of artists during its mid-'90s ghetto house heyday—DJ Milton, Jammin Gerald, DJ Deeon, Steve Poindexter, DJ Rush, Paul Johnson, Parris Mitchell. Tyree Cooper's '96 club favourite "Nuthin' Wrong" also features.
Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness will be released on double-vinyl, unmixed CD and digital formats. The physical releases features illustrations from James Wilson—the CD version includes a fold-out poster with an illustration by Wilson that portrays the Dance Mania crew as tattoos. For more on Dance Mania, read Jacob Arnold's 2013 feature on the Chicago institution.
Listen to Paul Johnson's "Give Me Ecstacy" below.
01. Jammin' Gerald - Pump That Shit Up
02. DJ Deeon - The Freaks
03. DJ Deeon - 1112
04. Steve Poindexter - Computer Madness
05. Darien - Hit It
06. DJ Rush - The Reactor
07. Wax Master Maurice - Bounce That Body
08. Tyree – Nuthin’ Wrong
09. Jammin' Gerald - Pump On The Floor
10. Paul Johnson - Give Me Ecstasy
11. Parris Mitchell - Ghetto Booty
12. DJ Milton - House-O-Matics
13. DJ Funk - Computer Sex
14. DJ Funk - Bitches
15. Houz' Mon - The Groove
Strut will release Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness on January 26th, 2015.