Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1995 Image
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  • Summary: The double compilation includes early examples of Chicago house music as well as the ghetto house music the label became known for.
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  1. Feb 11, 2014
    90
    This is music of pure catharsis, making Hardcore Traxx not only an invaluable historical document but a hell of a great time.
  2. Feb 11, 2014
    85
    Whether you find dance music far too repetitive or you live for old Traxx 12"s, you will remember Dance Mania's tracks, as they are among the catchiest and most brazen of their kind, alternately hypnotic and disruptive.
  3. Feb 11, 2014
    70
    If there's one negative to this compilation m it's that Ghetto house is best heard in a fast and furious mix where the one trick pony tracks don't wear out their welcome and the salty language loses all meaning and becomes nothing by pure sound at high speed. Here, however, the focus is on individual tracks with no mixing. [Jan 2014, p.75]
  4. Feb 11, 2014
    70
    We're slowly seeing a return to the slipshod-but-sensual human-made vibes of Chicago and as such Hardcore Traxx, couldn’t have come out at a more opportune time.
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  1. Apr 22, 2014
    10
    **** YEAH. These are awesome jams made in one compilation. Definitely worth getting for those whom like the original beats and dance music of the day.