Parris Mitchell ‎– Life In The Underground

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Dance Mania ‎– DM 071
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2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
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A1 Rubber Jazz Band
A2 Pipe Dreams
A3 Climb The Walls
Vocals, Written-By – Kevin Irving
B1 Beatnix
B2 Street Jazz
B3 Ghetto Booty
C1 Work It (Re-Mix)
Written-By – Jammin' Gerald*
C2 The Underground
Written-By – DJ Funk
C3 Follow Me Ghetto (Acid)
Written-By – DJ Funk
D1 Computer (Re-Mix)
D2 F.T.M.F.B. (Revised)

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Note: some distortion pressed or recorded near middle of track C2 "The Underground".

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shaloemchen.alex

shaloemchen.alex

January 1, 2016
Does anyone know the original track which is sampeled in rubber jazz band?
castle_bravo

castle_bravo

July 31, 2015
Unexpected sample of Liaisons Dangereuses "Peut Etre ... Pas" on Ghetto Booty is amazing.
58Hambone

58Hambone

January 31, 2014
A must have for me.
efunker

efunker

March 9, 2007
edited over 10 years ago

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

"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 !