The recently resuscitated Dance Mania – one of the great early house labels, and a bona fide Big Chi institution – have announced details of their first release in well over a decade.
Founded by Jesse Saunders (AKA the man behind house Rosetta Stone ‘On And On’) and latterly captained by Ray Barney, the label went from strength to strength, releasing essential formative material from Li’l Louis, Rob Armani, DJ Funk and Parris Mitchell. This year, Barney and Mitchell revealed they were reactivating the label, and promised a host of classic reissues and fresh releases in the months to come.
The inaugural release on the rebooted Dance Mania will see Mitchell revisit one of his best mid-1990s releases, Project. Originally issued in 1995, the 12″ boasted ‘All Night Long’ – possibly the randiest house jam ever released , and recent recipient of an expanded reissue from Wicked Bass, backed with a pair of Bok Bok remixes. Dance Mania’s revised “classic edition” will expand the disc from five tracks to seven, and will feature a special reprise version of ‘Bitches & Money’, and an acapella edit of ‘All Night Long’.
The “classic edition” version of Project will arrive in late May. Dance Mania have also offered some hints about the next release on their books. Traxman is set to follow up his Westside Boogie Traxs i12″, released in 1996 under the Traxman Da Geto DJ moniker.Our recent interview with Mitchell about the rise of Dance Mania, is available to read here.
A1. F___N Da Drums – Featuring Terrance Robinson
A2. Ghetto Shout Dub – Female Shauntashia Giles
A3. All Night Long Featuring Derrick P. & Giz (Acapella)
B1.Ghetto Shout Out!!Featuring Waxmaster
B2. All Night Long Featuring Reggie Hall
B3. Bitches & Money
B4. Bitches & Money(Reprise)