With Strut's new double-disc retrospective of pioneering Chicago label Dance Mania out this week, Nina Kraviz has shared a fresh mix made completely of the ghetto-house institution's vinyl from her own collection. "I fell in love with Dance Mania on the first listen, more then 10 years ago at the record store," Kraviz explained in an email accompanying the 50-plus-minute set. "The rawness and simplicity of the beats, combined with the badass realness of the human voices recorded on the first take, linked with my personality from the first second, and later influenced me a lot as a DJ and a producer."
Karviz's affection for the label can be heard across the entire mix, which is said to have been recorded live and finds the veteran selector covering some of the label's best known sounds, including acid-fueled cuts from Parris Mitchell, DJ Funk, and Vincent Floyd, among others. Kraviz's appropriately titled Dance Mania Only Vinyl Live Mix can be streamed and download in full below, though no official tracklist has been made available.