Dance Mania Returns with Paris Mitchell Reissue, New Traxman 12"

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Dance Mania, originally started in 1985, was a Chicago mainstay for most of its 15-year existence, being one of the earliest champions of the unpolished—some might even say vulgar—sound of what evolved into ghetto house. The label has been out of commission since 2000, but will soon re-emerge with a busy release schedule for 2013—beginning with an extended reissue of Paris Mitchell's iconic 1995 release, Project, and a new split 12" from Traxman. Originally reissued in 2012 with a remix from Bok Bok, Dance Mania's reissue sets out to be the definitive version. Paris Mitchell Project: Classic Edition will feature seven tracks, both the original version and an acapella of the classic tune "All Night Long," as well as a bonus reprise of the percussive "Bitches & Money." According to the Juno Plus Facebook page, the Mitchell reissue will be a UK vinyl-only exclusive. Dance Mania also has new material on the way from Traxman, called Westside Boogie Trax Vol. 2, which is a very belated follow-up to Traxman's first volume released in 1996 under the moniker Traxman Da Geto DJ. Both Mitchell's and Traxman's records will see a release before the end of May, with efforts by DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, and Marshall "Hercules" Jefferson reportedly on the way sometime in the near future. (via Resident Advisor)