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Chicago Trax: Ultimate House Collection
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Chicago Trax: Ultimate House Collection
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #3


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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Chicago Trax: Ultimate House Collection
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Inside Out Germany
Release Date: 9/16/1997
Album Type: Box set, Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: House, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 741157003222

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These CD's are ON, But....
Blair Williams (bwilliams@draftnet. | Chicago | 10/19/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very good intro collection for anyone that's interested in original Chicago House. If you really want to dig deeper, there is a Jesse Saunders CD out that goes way back to the Warehouse days. There are so many more songs and tracks from this sub-culture. It would really be the BOMB if some DJ, Producer, etc. would find and issue out some old Ron Hardy tracks."
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first of all want to comment on the negative feedback this CD has recieved by some people that are "MISINFORMED" about the "ROOTS,THE GENESIS,OF CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC" this label here is responsible for the"HOUSE"music movement in the world baby!! this label originally know as PRECISION records started the careers of JESSE SAUNDERS ,FARLEY,MARSHALL"THE 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD"JEFFERSON and many others ! this BOX set is the best thing to happen to the house music category! true "OLD SCHOOL"original composed music done with skill creation and heart and love .! this is one of a kind music all together !youcant compare this CD(box ) set with anything out there ! is 1000% original! all these are all cherry picked classics that are mostly requested here in CHICAGO there all awsme especially that DR.DERLICT track! man some of these TRAXs you cant find at all! I have grown up listening to TRAX MUSIC! I own the box set .."I also dig for the other goodies they have not put on CD yet on VINYL! LARRY SHERMAN "keep up the good work" and thank you for providing the world with a taste of the ROOTS of house music through your lable.. L.SHERMAN is the producer of this fine CD..."you wont be disappointed" long live "CHICAGO HOUSE" long live the true GODFATHER of house "LARRY SHERMAN" for taking a chance that noone else would take and giving the names of "JESSE SAUNDERS/FARLEY,MARSHALL JEFFERSON,ADONIS a chance to give the HOUSE MUSIC LOVERS ......FOREVER with thier music!!!...seen a JESSE SAUNDERS "FUNK YOU UP" LATLEY..? please trax Im pleading release this trax on CD!! TRAX RULES AND RUNS THE CHICAGO HOUSE MOVEMENT! BUY IT BEFORE ITS GONE!"
This is Original House Music
J. Lovelace | NY, NY United States | 06/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"As everyone else has said on here, this is a compilation of ORIGINAL HOUSE MUSIC (aka Chicago House). This is what all current House music was built from - this is the foundation. Another reviewer states that Little Louie Vega, MAW, Pete Tong are CLASSIC HOUSE artists/music. He is correct, but this is the stuff that influenced them, as well as sooo many other artists... TODD TERRY, PAUL VAN DYKE, DERRICK MAY, KEVIN SAUNDERSON, GREEN VELVET, OAKENFOLD, SASHA, DIGWEED, MADONNA, MOBY, take your pick and you ask them what influenced them, 99.9% of them will credit 95% of the artists and tracks on this compilation. Little Louie Vega got his big break when he began DJing back in 86/87 at a place called HEARTHROBs (later home to TWILO), and THIS IS THE STUFF he spun.So before you critize this compilation for it's simplicity of the tracks, you must remember, this is the beginning of house music. No one used samplers or drum machines back then for dance music. The only ones who did were of the European variety (Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Faust) and it was considered NEW AGE music. Very few DJs, when all this started, could even beat match. Disco was all created with live instruments so it was hard to beat match, and no one really thought of it. With the craze of the Technics SL1200MK2 turntable, the synths, and midi, all came about, everything changed. These artists were the few to begin using the stuff to create dance music. Influenced by these HOUSE MUSIC artists, as well as the European New Age scene, Juan Atkins, Eddie Fowlkes, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson created TECHNO. Techno and House music grew side by side, but TECHNO was born out of CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC. Every dance track you hear now, was born out of CHICAGO HOUSE MUSIC. So appreciate these tracks for their simplicity as well as their historical contribution to all things 'DANCEABLE'!- OPTIC"