Dance Mania

Dance Mania

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American house music label.

Chicago label, founded by Jesse Saunders in 1985. Started off as Dance Mania Records before later changing name to Dance Mania and later still to Dance Mania Inc. Jesse conveyed Dance Mania in 1986 to Raymond Barney when he left for Los Angeles.

The label became known for raw, percussive tracks from the very beginning. Early hits included Lil' Louis "Video Clash", "How I Feel", "War Games", "7 Ways" by Hercules, and perhaps the most known classic, "Housenation" by The Housemaster Boyz in 1986. Ray's own company, Barney's Records, distributed many of the early Chi-labels, like G Strings, Chicago Underground, Warehouse Records (2), etc.

In the period of 1992-1993 Dance Mania began to release records from new the breed of Chicago artists, namely from the likes of: DJ Funk, Paul Johnson, Eric Martin, Traxmen, Parris Mitchell, DJ Deeon, DJ Milton and more. Label returned to it's roots, to the dirty side of disco that was always very popular in Chicago. In few years it released around 200 records, making the matrix number rise close to "DM300".

DJ Funk bought the website DanceManiaRecords.com.
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Contact Info:
Barney's One Stop Records
3145 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago
Illinois 60612
USA

tel: +1 773/521-6300
fax: +1 773/521-6930
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
14040 House Nation  album cover The House Master Boyz* And 'The Rude Boy Of House' Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* The House Master Boyz* And 'The Rude Boy Of House' Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* - House Nation(12") BCM Records 14040 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
26166 The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix Volume 2 ('House' Strikes Again)  album cover Various The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix Volume 2 ('House' Strikes Again)(CD, Mixed) BCM Records 26166 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
510028X What's That  album cover The Browns What's That(12") Dance Mania 510028X US 1985 Sell This Version
74321559852 Chicago House Fever  album cover Various Chicago House Fever(CD, Comp) Omnisonus, Apricot Records, BMG France 74321559852 France 1998 Sell This Version
B.C. 12-2023-40 House Nation  album cover The House Master Boyz* And 'The Rude Boy Of House' Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* The House Master Boyz* And 'The Rude Boy Of House' Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* - House Nation B.C. 12-2023-40 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CDDR-8562 The Best Of Dancemania - Chicago Ghetto House  album cover Geto DJ's Inc. / Jukesquad Geto DJ's Inc. / Jukesquad - The Best Of Dancemania - Chicago Ghetto House(CDr, Mixed) Dance Mania CDDR-8562 US 2003 Sell This Version
CD TRAX 2 Jack Trax - The Second C.D.  album cover Various Jack Trax - The Second C.D.(CD, Comp) Jack Trax, Jack Trax CD TRAX 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
D.J. 005 Freaky Style Take: 2  album cover D.J. Funk* Freaky Style Take: 2(12") Funk Records, Funk Records D.J. 005 US 1996 Sell This Version
D.J. 33-1014-45 The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix Volume 2 ('House' Strikes Again)  album cover Various The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix Volume 2 ('House' Strikes Again)(LP, Mixed) BCM Records D.J. 33-1014-45 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
DM-000 What's That  album cover The Browns What's That(12") Dance Mania DM-000 US 1985 Sell This Version
DM001 Hardcore Jazz  album cover Duane And Co.* Hardcore Jazz DM001 US 1986 Sell This Version
DM001-2 Pumpin The Trax  album cover D.J. Funk* Pumpin The Trax(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Dance Mania DM001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM002 7 Ways  album cover Hercules 7 Ways DM002 US 1986 Sell This Version
DM002-2 Trak Phaze  album cover Jammin Gerald Trak Phaze(CD, P/Mixed) Dance Mania, Dance Mania DM002-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 003 House Nation  album cover The House Master Boyz* And The Rude Boy Of House The House Master Boyz* And The Rude Boy Of House - House Nation(12") Dance Mania DM 003 US 1986 Sell This Version
DM003-2 Playground Productions 5  album cover DJ Milton / DJ Slugo / DJ Deeon DJ Milton / DJ Slugo / DJ Deeon - Playground Productions 5(CD, P/Mixed) Dance Mania DM003-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 004 Hard Core (On The One)  album cover Duane & Co. Hard Core (On The One) DM 004 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM004-2 Let Me See Ya Foot Work  album cover Wax Master* Let Me See Ya Foot Work DM004-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 005 Jack My Body  album cover Yellow House Jack My Body DM 005 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM-007 Gonna Jack  album cover White Knight Gonna Jack(12") Dance Mania DM-007 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM-008 Frequency / How I Feel  album cover Li'l Louis* Frequency / How I Feel DM-008 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM009 The Music Do It (All Night Long)  album cover Antonio Ceville The Music Do It (All Night Long)(12") Dance Mania DM009 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM 010 Insane  album cover Suburban Boyz Insane DM 010 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 011 The Original Video Clash  album cover Lil' Louis The Original Video Clash DM 011 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 013 I Want Your Love  album cover Victor Romeo And The Move* Featuring Reggie Hall Victor Romeo And The Move* Featuring Reggie Hall - I Want Your Love DM 013 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 014 I Can't Stop  album cover Cynthia MT* I Can't Stop DM 014 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 015 7 Days Of Peace / War Games  album cover Lil Louis And The Diamond Corp. 7 Days Of Peace / War Games DM 015 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 016 Never Give Up  album cover Pfantasy Club* Never Give Up(12") Dance Mania DM 016 US 1988 Sell This Version
D.M. 017 This Christmas (Rap)  album cover Mello D. This Christmas (Rap) D.M. 017 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 018 Love Will Find A Way  album cover Victor Romeo Presents Leatrice Brown Victor Romeo Presents Leatrice Brown - Love Will Find A Way(12") Dance Mania DM 018 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM-019 House Has Taken Over Me  album cover Gary "Jackmaster" Wallace* Featuring Eric Duke Gary "Jackmaster" Wallace* Featuring Eric Duke - House Has Taken Over Me(12") Dance Mania DM-019 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 020 Check It Out  album cover The Lincoln Boys Check It Out DM 020 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM-022 Searchin' Hard  album cover Da Posse Featuring Martell Da Posse Featuring Martell - Searchin' Hard(12") Dance Mania DM-022 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 022 RX Searching Hard (Remix)  album cover Da Posse Featuring Martell Da Posse Featuring Martell - Searching Hard (Remix) DM 022 RX US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 023 U Broke My Heart  album cover Dave Ross Featuring Kitay Dave Ross Featuring Kitay - U Broke My Heart(12") Dance Mania DM 023 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 024 Work The Wax  album cover Chilly T Work The Wax DM 024 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 025 Must Be The Music  album cover Faheem Must Be The Music DM 025 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 027 Rhythm Talk  album cover Criminal House Rhythm Talk DM 027 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 028 Do You Wanna Get Funky  album cover Phuture Presents III Phase Phuture Presents III Phase - Do You Wanna Get Funky DM 028 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 029 Dance Can You Do It  album cover House Force (2) Dance Can You Do It DM 029 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 030 I'm Trying To Win Your Love  album cover Da Posse Featuring Martell Da Posse Featuring Martell - I'm Trying To Win Your Love DM 030 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 031 Put Your Hands Together  album cover Ricky "Get Down" Garcia* Put Your Hands Together DM 031 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 032 Your Eyes  album cover Vincent Floyd Featuring Chan Vincent Floyd Featuring Chan - Your Eyes DM 032 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 033 Rock The House  album cover 3B And The Brotha D.* 3B And The Brotha D.* - Rock The House DM 033 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 035 Armani Trax  album cover Armando Presents Robert Armani Armando Presents Robert Armani - Armani Trax DM 035 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 036 Let's Move  album cover Letreece Brown* Let's Move(12") Dance Mania DM 036 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 037 Just Like Heaven  album cover 3.2.6. Just Like Heaven(12") Dance Mania DM 037 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 038 The Bitch Is Naggin Me / Hands Up (You Got The Love)  album cover Terry "Housemaster" Baldwin* The Bitch Is Naggin Me / Hands Up (You Got The Love) DM 038 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM039 Brighter Day  album cover Irving* And Romeo* Irving* And Romeo* - Brighter Day(12") Dance Mania DM039 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 040 I Dream You  album cover Vincent Floyd I Dream You DM 040 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 041 Ambulance  album cover Robert Armani Ambulance DM 041 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 042 Childs Play  album cover D. J. Rush* Childs Play DM 042 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 043 Sex, Rhythm & Dance  album cover J.C.* & The Party Boy J.C.* & The Party Boy - Sex, Rhythm & Dance(12") Dance Mania DM 043 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 044 Climb The Walls  album cover The Dance Kings Climb The Walls(12") Dance Mania DM 044 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 045 A Touch Of Jazz  album cover Rhythm II Rhythm A Touch Of Jazz DM 045 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM046 Bus Stop  album cover Project 122 Featuring Charlie Green (2) Featuring The Field Marshal And Master Sanchez* Project 122 Featuring Charlie Green (2) Featuring The Field Marshal And Master Sanchez* - Bus Stop(12") Dance Mania DM046 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM047 Toxic Waste  album cover Tim Harper Toxic Waste DM047 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM048 Different Sides  album cover Glenn Underground & C. Gilliam* Glenn Underground & C. Gilliam* - Different Sides(12") Dance Mania DM048 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM049 Ride The Ride Rhythm / Track Edits  album cover Victor Romeo Featuring Cool Dave-O Victor Romeo Featuring Cool Dave-O - Ride The Ride Rhythm / Track Edits DM049 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 50 Sump Pump  album cover Traxmen Presents Eric Martin Traxmen Presents Eric Martin - Sump Pump(12") Dance Mania DM 50 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 051 Scratches Etc . . . . / Computer  album cover Mix Masters / The Track Stars Mix Masters / The Track Stars - Scratches Etc . . . . / Computer(12") Dance Mania DM 051 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 052 Loop Point  album cover Traxmen Presents Mark Bernard Traxmen Presents Mark Bernard - Loop Point(12") Dance Mania DM 052 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 053 House The Groove  album cover D.J. "Funk"* House The Groove(12") Dance Mania DM 053 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 054 Basement Traxx  album cover Traxmen Basement Traxx(12") Dance Mania DM 054 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 055 Work It! "94"  album cover Parris Mitchell & R.J. Hall* Parris Mitchell & R.J. Hall* - Work It! "94"(12") Dance Mania DM 055 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 056 Butter Fly  album cover Parris Mitchell Butter Fly(12") Dance Mania DM 056 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 057 What's Your Function  album cover Sneaky Tim What's Your Function(12") Dance Mania DM 057 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 058 Focus  album cover Skyman I Focus DM 058 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 059 1994 House Trax's Volume I  album cover Traxmen & Eric Martin Traxmen & Eric Martin - 1994 House Trax's Volume I DM 059 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 060 Ghetto Trax  album cover D.J. #1* Ghetto Trax(12") Dance Mania DM 060 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 061 Da Soul Revival EP  album cover Tyree* Da Soul Revival EP (EP) DM 061 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 062 1994 House Trax's Volume II  album cover Traxmen & Eric Martin Traxmen & Eric Martin - 1994 House Trax's Volume II(12") Dance Mania DM 062 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 063 Factory Style  album cover Jammin' The House Gerald* Factory Style(12") Dance Mania DM 063 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 064 Imagine This  album cover Duece Mode Imagine This(12") Dance Mania DM 064 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 065 Phase II  album cover Drewsky* Phase II (EP) DM 065 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 066 Traxx  album cover Parris Mitchell Traxx DM 066 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 067 Funk City  album cover D.J. Deeon* Funk City DM 067 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 068 Basement Traxx Vol. II  album cover Traxmen Basement Traxx Vol. II(12") Dance Mania DM 068 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 069 A Nite Life Thang  album cover Paul Johnson A Nite Life Thang DM 069 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 070 Street Traxx II  album cover D.J. Funk #1* Street Traxx II DM 070 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 071 Life In The Underground  album cover Parris Mitchell Life In The Underground (Album) DM 071 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 072 Collection Vol. I  album cover Traxmen Present Robert Armani Traxmen Present Robert Armani - Collection Vol. I(12") Dance Mania DM 072 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 073 2 Smooth  album cover A Nite Life Production Presents Smooth Stan Smith A Nite Life Production Presents Smooth Stan Smith - 2 Smooth(12") Dance Mania DM 073 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 074 Hittrax 5 - The Reconstruction  album cover Housegang* Hittrax 5 - The Reconstruction DM 074 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 075 Scream  album cover D.J. Milton* Scream DM 075 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 076 Vertigo  album cover Playground Production Z* Vertigo DM 076 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 077 Freak Mode  album cover D.J. Deeon* Freak Mode(12") Dance Mania DM 077 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 078 Get You Some More  album cover Two Men On Wax* Get You Some More DM 078 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 079 Do Me Baby  album cover D.J. J.R. Dionte Do Me Baby DM 079 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 080 Crazy Wild  album cover Club Style Crazy Wild DM 080 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 081 Factory Trax  album cover Jammin Gerald Factory Trax DM 081 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 082 Hardcore Traxx  album cover The Track Stars Hardcore Traxx DM 082 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 083 Flava In Ya Ear  album cover Traxmen & D.J. Lil' Tal* Traxmen & D.J. Lil' Tal* - Flava In Ya Ear DM 083 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 083 Sega  album cover DJ Chidow feat. Traxmen and DJ Lil' Tal DJ Chidow feat. Traxmen and DJ Lil' Tal - Sega(2xFile, AAC, Single, Promo, Unofficial) RedShadow Records DM 083 US 2015
DM 084 Drew Sky's Freakshow Featuring (P.J. Remixes)  album cover Drew Sky Drew Sky's Freakshow Featuring (P.J. Remixes) DM 084 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 085 House Work  album cover DJ Deeon House Work DM 085 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 086 The World Is A Ghetto  album cover Low End Theory The World Is A Ghetto DM 086 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 087 Basement Trax Volume 4  album cover Traxmen & 2 Men On Wax Traxmen & 2 Men On Wax - Basement Trax Volume 4 DM 087 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 090 D' Original Bootycall  album cover DJ D-Man D' Original Bootycall DM 090 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 091 Street Traxx III  album cover D.J. Funk* Street Traxx III DM 091 US 1995 Sell This Version

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DummyToopid

DummyToopid

December 1, 2017
If there was an award for most records in circulation with DJ names and BPMs written on the labels, that award would certainly go to Dance Mania. :)
dj_manatane

dj_manatane

August 11, 2017
my best label with GHETTOMANIA RECORDS! Save the VINYLS! Manatane
jamminjoelv

jamminjoelv

May 2, 2015
Big props liltal!! Well said on behalf of dance mania AND ghetto houz (juke)
I grew up in Austin Texas but because of Walter @ CW Paas, plus friends from Chicago was exposed to all of this from my child hood circa 1987.. all the way up to now..

Jackin always.. Jammin joel V.
orchidrecords

orchidrecords

April 18, 2015
I laugh when people whom don't do there homework and think they know how ghetto houz muzik was born and only go by there opinion and not giving the real truth!!! I went by the name Slick Master Rick in 1987 sign my first record deal with Dj International Records. The name of my trax "Brother's and sister's house on 13th street! Aka Halloween House" this trax lunched the foundation and planted the seed of "GHETTO HOUZ"
The style of Ghetto Houz is universal mix with House,Techno,Electro,Acid house, and Hiphouse it's not mainly about doing explicit music
Mixing House and Techno, Houz'Mon created and founded the style we all know now as ghetto house muzik,The style was born at The Factory Nite Club on the west side of Chicago... that sound and this sense of crossing boundaries has made his music so appealing and enduring to many people across different musical scenes.
I'm the man who gave dj funk his first start he came out with his first release in the late 93 after i release my ep before him not 92 on dance mania???
dylaf

dylaf

April 15, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
One of the greatest, most unique/original labels in house music. I'm late on this page but have been supporting since the early 90's. An unusual thing I noticed with Dance Mania original pressings (Metropolis Mastering) is that if you play in reverse, the needle will end in a locked groove at the outer edges of the record, so just like it does in the centre when played correctly... Worth remembering this tip if you think you might have bought any of the counterfeit's out there & want to check...
laurencehughes

laurencehughes

December 10, 2013
does anyone know a good place to get dance mania records in london?
muttertag

muttertag

November 18, 2011
Does anyone know what Ray Barney is doing now?
Is he still active?

My comment on DM: this is a truly legendary house label, one of the most influential. In my opinion, only Trax can cope. DM has always (except for very few early releases) featured a raw and intense style of house, in different flavors. Stomping, clever, simple, trashy (in a good sense), raw and funky. Thank you, everyone of the producers, for the music, and thanks to Ray Barney!
johnmclean81

johnmclean81

October 19, 2010
Does anyone know why there is no DM 88 listed in the Catalogue of. It it exists what is it?
djfrankiebones

djfrankiebones

May 18, 2004
Dance Mania (Chicago) - While the first labels of Chicago house will always be Trax & DJ International, there are labels like Ray Barney's Dance Mania that have a "cult" following. Dance Mania was around for years and the first wave produced small underground hits for LiL LoUiS & Marshall Jefferson. But it was the Robert Armani / DJ Funk / DJ Deeon era that started in 1992 that became known as Ghetto / Booty tracks. While the label has been recognized worldwide, it was always a Chicago underground label. Many of the tracks were total useless ghetto trash, but every 5 releases a new e.p. would be released and was full of surprises and things nobody expected...This is one label that had gained a worldwide respect. With the artists also being signed to ACV Italy, the Dance Mania label became a label everyone requested but always had a problem searching for titles.
stfdnx

stfdnx

March 10, 2004
The legend says that all of these guys were just having fun doing low-fi tracks in their basements with 909. Then it became hot in Europe for Armani. Most of the first time producers have been amazed to learn that DM was cult in europe, and pissed of when Armani told them that their music was played there as techno ! Initially the "Chicago Trax" are Dj tools made to be mixed with vocal garage records or accapellas...

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