Dance Mania

Dance Mania

Profile:
American house music label.

Chicago label, founded by Jesse Saunders in 1985. Started off as Dance Mania Records before later (in 1988) changing name to just 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

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
14040 The House Master Boyz* And 'The Rude Boy Of House' Farley 'Jackmaster' Funk* - House Nation 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 Various - The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix Volume 2 ('House' Strikes Again) 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 The Browns - What's That The Browns What's That(12") Dance Mania 510028X US 1985 Sell This Version
74321559852 Various - Chicago House Fever Various Chicago House Fever(CD, Comp) Omnisonus, Apricot Records, BMG France 74321559852 France 1998 Sell This Version
ADD1 Various - The Chart Show - Dance Hits '87 Various The Chart Show - Dance Hits '87(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Dover Records ADD1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BASIC 263-5a DJ Deeon - Akceier 8 DJ Deeon Akceier 8(12") Basic Beat Recordings BASIC 263-5a Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
B.C. 12-2023-40 The House Master Boyz* And The Rude Boy Of House - House Nation The House Master Boyz* And The Rude Boy Of House The House Master Boyz* And The Rude Boy Of House - House Nation B.C. 12-2023-40 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
CDDR-8562 Geto DJ's Inc. / Jukesquad - The Best Of Dancemania - Chicago Ghetto House 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 Various - Jack Trax (The Second C.D.) Various Jack Trax (The Second C.D.)(CD, Comp) Jack Trax, Jack Trax CD TRAX 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
DIKI 2109 Dj Puff* & Deeon* - Work This M.F. Dj Puff* & Deeon* Dj Puff* & Deeon* - Work This M.F.(12", RE, RM) DiKi Records DIKI 2109 Belgium 2022 Sell This Version
D.J. 005 D.J. Funk* - Freaky Style Take: 2 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 Various - The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix Volume 2 ('House' Strikes Again) 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 The Browns - What's That The Browns What's That(12") Dance Mania DM-000 US 1985 Sell This Version
DM001 Duane And Co.* - Hardcore Jazz Duane And Co.* Hardcore Jazz DM001 US 1986 Sell This Version
DM001-2 D.J. Funk* - Pumpin The Trax D.J. Funk* Pumpin The Trax(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) Dance Mania DM001-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM002 Hercules - 7 Ways Hercules 7 Ways DM002 US 1986 Sell This Version
DM 002 Houz' Mon - Rated PG # Houz' Mon Rated PG #"2"(Cass, Mixed, Mixtape) Dance Mania DM 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM002-2 Jammin Gerald - Trak Phaze Jammin Gerald Trak Phaze(CD, P/Mixed) Dance Mania, Dance Mania DM002-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 003 The House Master Boyz* And The Rude Boy Of House - House Nation 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 DJ Milton / DJ Slugo / DJ Deeon - Playground Productions 5 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 Duane & Co. - Hard Core (On The One) Duane & Co. Hard Core (On The One) DM 004 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM004-2 Wax Master* - Let Me See Ya Foot Work Wax Master* Let Me See Ya Foot Work DM004-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 005 Yellow House - Jack My Body Yellow House Jack My Body DM 005 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM-007 White Knight - Gonna Jack White Knight Gonna Jack DM-007 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM-008 Li'l Louis* - Frequency / How I Feel Li'l Louis* Frequency / How I Feel DM-008 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM009 Antonio Ceville - The Music Do It (All Night Long) Antonio Ceville The Music Do It (All Night Long)(12") Dance Mania DM009 US 1987 Sell This Version
DM 010 Suburban Boyz - Insane Suburban Boyz Insane DM 010 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 011 Lil' Louis - The Original Video Clash Lil' Louis The Original Video Clash DM 011 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM-012 Duane & Co. - Ultimate J.B. Trax Duane & Co. Ultimate J.B. Trax(12", TP) Dance Mania DM-012 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 013 Victor Romeo And The Move* Featuring Reggie Hall - I Want Your Love 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 Cynthia MT* - I Can't Stop Cynthia MT* I Can't Stop DM 014 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 015 Lil Louis And The Diamond Corp. - 7 Days Of Peace / War Games Lil Louis And The Diamond Corp. 7 Days Of Peace / War Games DM 015 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 016 Pfantasy Club* - Never Give Up Pfantasy Club* Never Give Up(12") Dance Mania DM 016 US 1988 Sell This Version
D.M. 017 Mello D. - This Christmas (Rap) Mello D. This Christmas (Rap) D.M. 017 US 1988 Sell This Version
DM 018 Victor Romeo Presents Leatrice Brown - Love Will Find A Way 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 Gary 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 The Lincoln Boys - Check It Out The Lincoln Boys Check It Out DM 020 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM-022 Da Posse Featuring Martell - Searchin' Hard Da Posse Featuring Martell Da Posse Featuring Martell - Searchin' Hard(12") Dance Mania DM-022 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 022 RX Da Posse Featuring Martell - Searching Hard (Remix) Da Posse Featuring Martell Da Posse Featuring Martell - Searching Hard (Remix) DM 022 RX US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 023 Dave Ross Featuring Kitay - U Broke My Heart Dave Ross Featuring Kitay Dave Ross Featuring Kitay - U Broke My Heart(12") Dance Mania DM 023 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 024 Chilly T - Work The Wax Chilly T Work The Wax DM 024 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 025 Faheem - Must Be The Music Faheem Must Be The Music DM 025 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 027 Criminal House - Rhythm Talk Criminal House Rhythm Talk DM 027 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 028 Phuture Presents III Phase - Do You Wanna Get Funky Phuture Presents III Phase Phuture Presents III Phase - Do You Wanna Get Funky DM 028 US 1989 Sell This Version
DM 029 House Force (2) - Dance Can You Do It House Force (2) Dance Can You Do It DM 029 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 030 Da Posse Featuring Martell - I'm Trying To Win Your Love Da Posse Featuring Martell Da Posse Featuring Martell - I'm Trying To Win Your Love DM 030 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 031 Ricky Ricky "Get Down" Garcia* Put Your Hands Together DM 031 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 032 Vincent Floyd Featuring Chan - Your Eyes Vincent Floyd Featuring Chan Vincent Floyd Featuring Chan - Your Eyes DM 032 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 033 3B And The Brotha D.* - Rock The House 3B And The Brotha D.* 3B And The Brotha D.* - Rock The House DM 033 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 035 Armando Presents Robert Armani - Armani Trax Armando Presents Robert Armani Armando Presents Robert Armani - Armani Trax DM 035 US 1990 Sell This Version
DM 036 Letreece Brown* - Let's Move Letreece Brown* Let's Move(12") Dance Mania DM 036 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 037 3.2.6. - Just Like Heaven 3.2.6. Just Like Heaven DM 037 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 038 Terry Terry "Housemaster" Baldwin* The Bitch Is Naggin Me / Hands Up (You Got The Love) DM 038 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM039 Irving* And Romeo* - Brighter Day Irving* And Romeo* Irving* And Romeo* - Brighter Day(12") Dance Mania DM039 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 040 Vincent Floyd - I Dream You Vincent Floyd I Dream You DM 040 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 041 Robert Armani - Ambulance Robert Armani Ambulance DM 041 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 042 D. J. Rush* - Childs Play D. J. Rush* Childs Play DM 042 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 043 J.C.* & The Party Boy - Sex, Rhythm & Dance 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 The Dance Kings - Climb The Walls The Dance Kings Climb The Walls(12") Dance Mania DM 044 US 1991 Sell This Version
DM 045 Rhythm II Rhythm - A Touch Of Jazz Rhythm II Rhythm A Touch Of Jazz DM 045 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM046 Project 122 Featuring Charlie Green (2) Featuring The Field Marshal And Master Sanchez* - Bus Stop 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 Tim Harper - Toxic Waste Tim Harper Toxic Waste DM047 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM048 Glenn Underground & C. Gilliam* - Different Sides Glenn Underground & C. Gilliam* Glenn Underground & C. Gilliam* - Different Sides(12") Dance Mania DM048 US 1992 Sell This Version
DM049 Victor Romeo Featuring Cool Dave-O - Ride The Ride Rhythm Victor Romeo Featuring Cool Dave-O Victor Romeo Featuring Cool Dave-O - Ride The Ride Rhythm DM049 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 50 Traxmen Presents Eric Martin - Sump Pump Traxmen Presents Eric Martin Traxmen Presents Eric Martin - Sump Pump(12") Dance Mania DM 50 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 051 Mix Masters / The Track Stars - Scratches Etc . . . . / Computer 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 Traxmen Presents Mark Bernard - Loop Point Traxmen Presents Mark Bernard Traxmen Presents Mark Bernard - Loop Point(12") Dance Mania DM 052 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 053 D.J. D.J. "Funk"* House The Groove(12") Dance Mania DM 053 US 1993 Sell This Version
DM 054 Traxmen - Basement Traxx Traxmen Basement Traxx DM 054 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 055 Parris Mitchell & R.J. Hall* - Work It! 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 Parris Mitchell - Butter Fly Parris Mitchell Butter Fly(12") Dance Mania DM 056 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 057 Sneaky Tim - What's Your Function Sneaky Tim What's Your Function(12") Dance Mania DM 057 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 058 Skyman I - Focus Skyman I Focus DM 058 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 059 D.J. Rush* - Returns D.J. Rush* Returns(12", MP) Dance Mania, Dance Mania DM 059 US 1995 Sell This Version
DM 059 Traxmen & Eric Martin - 1994 House Trax's Volume I Traxmen & Eric Martin Traxmen & Eric Martin - 1994 House Trax's Volume I DM 059 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 060 D.J. #1* - Ghetto Trax D.J. #1* Ghetto Trax(12") Dance Mania DM 060 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 061 Tyree* - Da Soul Revival EP Tyree* Da Soul Revival EP (EP) DM 061 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 062 Traxmen & Eric Martin - 1994 House Trax's Volume II Traxmen & Eric Martin Traxmen & Eric Martin - 1994 House Trax's Volume II DM 062 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 063 Jammin' The House Gerald* - Factory Style Jammin' The House Gerald* Factory Style DM 063 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 064 Duece Mode - Imagine This Duece Mode Imagine This(12") Dance Mania DM 064 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 065 Drewsky* - Phase II Drewsky* Phase II (EP) DM 065 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 066 Parris Mitchell - Traxx Parris Mitchell Traxx DM 066 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 067 D.J. Deeon* - Funk City D.J. Deeon* Funk City DM 067 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 068 Traxmen - Basement Traxx Vol. II Traxmen Basement Traxx Vol. II DM 068 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 069 Paul Johnson - A Nite Life Thang Paul Johnson A Nite Life Thang DM 069 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 070 D.J. Funk #1* - Street Traxx II D.J. Funk #1* Street Traxx II DM 070 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 071 Parris Mitchell - Life In The Underground Parris Mitchell Life In The Underground (Album) DM 071 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 072 Traxmen Present Robert Armani - Collection Vol. I Traxmen Present Robert Armani Traxmen Present Robert Armani - Collection Vol. I DM 072 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 073 A Nite Life Production Presents Smooth Stan Smith - 2 Smooth 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 Housegang* - Hittrax 5 - The Reconstruction Housegang* Hittrax 5 - The Reconstruction DM 074 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 075 D.J. Milton* - Scream D.J. Milton* Scream DM 075 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 076 Playground Production Z* - Vertigo Playground Production Z* Vertigo DM 076 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 077 D.J. Deeon* - Freak Mode D.J. Deeon* Freak Mode DM 077 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 078 Two Men On Wax* - Get You Some More Two Men On Wax* Get You Some More DM 078 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 079 D.J. J.R. Dionte - Do Me Baby D.J. J.R. Dionte Do Me Baby DM 079 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 080 Club Style - Crazy Wild Club Style Crazy Wild DM 080 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 081 Jammin Gerald - Factory Trax Jammin Gerald Factory Trax DM 081 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 082 The Track Stars - Hardcore Traxx The Track Stars Hardcore Traxx DM 082 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 083 Traxmen & D.J. Lil' Tal* - Flava In Ya Ear Traxmen & D.J. Lil' Tal* Traxmen & D.J. Lil' Tal* - Flava In Ya Ear DM 083 US 1994 Sell This Version
DM 084 Drew Sky - Drew Sky's Freakshow Featuring (P.J. Remixes) Drew Sky Drew Sky's Freakshow Featuring (P.J. Remixes) DM 084 US 1995 Sell This Version

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jancito303

jancito303

March 7, 2019
If you are in the lovely business of crate digging and chasing used records, the ones most beaten up will almost always be from DM. Hands down. It's frustrating at times, but you gotta hand it to them: it means these rekkits are played!!
What a label, one of the few ones that started one way and then slowly reinvented itself to become a cult label.
And if you ever see some piece of destroyed DM wax, it doesn't matter, buy it anyways. Those treasures have stories to tell.
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meltdog

meltdog

February 18, 2019
dance mania for life, kept the roland sound alive. best year was 95. tunes blew my mind ...Chicago house will never die
ElectroDaddy

ElectroDaddy

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 8 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?
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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!
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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?
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