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Dance Mania - Ghetto Madness

Label Strut Genre House Cat no. strut120cd

£10.99

Strut return to seminal Chicago house label Dance Mania for 'Dance Mania: Ghetto Madness'. This new installment places the spotlight on the raw, stripped back, hyper BPMs of ghetto house and the rise of the movement's fresh generation of stars during the mid-'90s including DJ Deeon, DJ Funk, Jammin' Gerald and DJ Milton. The album traces the evolution of Chicago's sound during the era as mixtapes circulated through local shops and DJs developed their own underground following, playing local parties in the projects. As DJ Deeon remembers, "it bridged the gap. It made it OK for guys in the ghetto to like house again and it brought the women onto the dancefloor too." It comes fully illustrated by James Wilson featuring caricatures of the featured artists and hand-drawn artwork.CD - 15 track Unmixed CD with a fold-out poster featuring an exclusive James Wilson ghetto illustration.LP - 13 Track Double LP Set.