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We Spoke to DJ Deeon About the Birth of "Ghetto House" and the Legacy of Dance Mania

We shared a glass of tap water with a living Chicago legend.
Josh Baines
7.6.16
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Kanye West's "Fade" Gets High-Energy Juke Remodel From Gant-Man

The artist has released on labels such as Chicago institution Dance Mania, Diplo's Mad Decent, and Kode9's Hyperdub.
Alexander Iadarola
2.17.16
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DJ Ford Foster's Night Demon Trax Mixtape is 'Ghetto Houz' Heaven

Big brutal house straight from the UTTU crew.
Josh Baines
1.21.16
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DJ Funk's 9 Essential Booty House Anthems

The Dance Mania don gives us the inside on the tracks that define the lewdest, crudest genre out there.
Josh Baines
9.16.15
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THUMP's 101 of 303: Chicago House

We're teaming up with Apple Music to bring you the classics that defined Chicago house.
THUMP Staff
8.12.15
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Big Dope P and Feadz Put Their Spin on Chicago Booty House With "Momma On Da Flo"

The track comes off Big Dope P's next album 'Hit Da Blokk,' also featuring Rustie, Ikonika, and DJ Earl.
Michelle Lhooq
4.17.15
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The Five Most Bootylicious Ghetto House Tracks Ever, According to DJ Deeon

No one appreciates a booty quite like a ghetto house producer.
VICE Thump
1.30.15
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Sorry EDM Fans, Acid House Has Been Around A Lot Longer Than You Think

As mainstream artists aim to reinvent the sound, we chronicle the origins of this iconic Chicago sub-genre.
Ziad Ramley
10.16.14
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A Bullshitters Guide to Underground Dance Labels

How to talk about five key record labels without anyone knowing that you don’t know your Move D from your Fred P.
Josh Baines
8.8.14
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We Found a $9,000 Techno Record on Discogs

And a whole bunch other overpriced wax. Eat your heart out, nerds.
Catherine Fields
2.13.14
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The Seven Most X-Rated Dance Mania Records of All Time

Knob slobbing, dooky booties, and candy canes. Celebrate the re-launch of Dance Mania with a dirty look back at the catalogue.
Max Pearl
11.19.13