Parris Mitchell ‎– Life In The Underground

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shaloemchen.alex

shaloemchen.alex

January 1, 2016
referencing Life In The Underground, 2x12", Album, DM 071
Does anyone know the original track which is sampeled in rubber jazz band?
castle_bravo

castle_bravo

July 31, 2015
referencing Life In The Underground, 2x12", Album, DM 071
Unexpected sample of Liaisons Dangereuses "Peut Etre ... Pas" on Ghetto Booty is amazing.
OCCIDENTAL

OCCIDENTAL

October 27, 2012
referencing Life In The Underground, 2x12", Album, RM, GHC001

I guess I feel cool for having some of my favorite Dance Mania records already before they were recognized as being valuable and whatnot.
*shrugs*
But you know what's cooler...?
Represses like this.
Get the records to the people. Fuck limitation.
I AM THRILLED THIS PARRIS MITCHELL 2x12" IS AVAILABLE AGAIN. THE MASTERING AND PRESSING ARE MOST EXCELLENT.
This is a great start. Now I'd like to see DM 096, DM 262, and DM 266 get the repress treatment...
efunker

efunker

March 9, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Life In The Underground, 2x12", Album, DM 071

This double pack oozes what Dance Mania Records could pull out when it was having a good day. They had become more popular in Europe at the time (not to say that the producers were necessarily making music for us Europeans though), with the stream of releases, there could be a real quality issue with some of the production or even pressing.

'Work it!' is the most obvious and hitting track initially, beginning with a collage of ghetto/bump/booty samples that set the pace and scene. Simple heavy basslines and demanding fast repeat 'WORK IT!' samples follow to create dancefloor mayhem.

The whole package however is full of minimal chicago treasures - 'Computer' remix is heavy on the groove, excellent and sparse. Perhaps the jazzy sample tracks don't stand the test of time, they were more the flavour of the moment. The rest is timeless and proud - where minimalism meets the bumping and grinding disco booty!
stfdnx

stfdnx

July 21, 2003
referencing Life In The Underground, 2x12", Album, DM 071

"Follow Me Ghetto" is an acid and ghetto style cover of the big classic "Follow Me" by Aly Us. Quite fun, effect on the crowd guaranteed !