Trax Records to Release 16-Disc “Traxbox” Set

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ALL you dance music youth – listen up!

If there’s any label you need to know about that is synonymous with House music and the raw beginnings of this movement, it would be that of Trax Records out of house music’s home city, Chicago. The label saw hits upon hits from people that are considered legends (and ultimately originators) of the genre – from the godfather of house music himself, Frankie Knuckles, to people like Farley Jackmaster Funk, Ron Hardy, Marshall Jefferson, Mr. Fingers, Adonis, and many more.

Trax will be releasing a 16-disc box called the Traxbox, a set commemorating the first 75 releases from their iconic label; all 200 songs in the set were released between 1985 and 1989. For $120, you get eight CDs of A-sides and eight CDs of B-sides, plus a booklet filled with liner notes from Bill Brewster, who is known to be the walking encyclopedia for dance music. The (LONG) tracklisting is below, and it will be released on October 8.

The A-sides:
CD1
01 Le’ Noiz – Wanna Dance? (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Jesse Velez – Girls Out On The Floor (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Le’ Noiz – I’m Scared (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Jack Master Funk – Jack The Bass (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Marshall Jefferson – Ride The Rhythm (Remix)
06 Farley Jackmaster Funk – Funkin With The Drums Again (Jack The House)
07 Farley Jackmaster Funk – Funkin With The Drums Again (Jack’n The Trax)
08 Farley Jackmaster Funk – Funkin With The Drums Again (Clap’n The Pella)
09 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled A1)
10 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled A2)
11 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled A3)
12 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled A4)
13 Jesse Velez – Girls out on the Floor (Original 12 Inch Version)
14 Jesse Velez – Fire 121 (Original 12 Inch Version)
15 Jesse Velez – Do It To The Beat (Original 12 Inch Version)
16 Ron Hardy – Sensation (Long)

CD2
01 (con’t) Ron Hardy – Sensation (Short)
02 Screamin Rachael – My Main Man (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Screamin Rachael – My Main Man (My Main Vocal)
04 Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge – Sensuous Woman Goes Disco (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Adonis – No Way Back (Vocal)
06 Sleezy D. – I’ve Lost Control (Space Side)
07 Virgo – Free Yourself (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Virgo – Under You (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Fresh – Dum Dum Part Two (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Rude Boy Himself Farley Farley Farley – Give Your Self To Me (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Marshall Jefferson – The House Music Anthem (Move your Body)
12 Marshall Jefferson – The House Music Anthem (Dub Your Body)

CD3
01 Master C & J – When You Hold Me (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Sweet D – Thank Ya (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Adonis – We’re Rocking Down The House (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 On the House with Marshall Jefferson – Ride The Rhythm (mixed by Ron Hardy)
05 Willie Wonka – What Is House? (Original 12 Inch Version)
06 Radio Fashion – What You Deserve (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Farm Boy – Jackin’ Me Around (Farm Mix)
08 Fat Albert – Beat Me Till I Jack (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Santos – Work Me Trax (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Santos – Work The Box (Vocals)
11 Mr. Fingers – Washing Machine (Original 12 Inch Version)
12 Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Sampson “Butch” Moore – House Beat Box (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD4
01 Jungle Wonz – The Jungle (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Boris Badenough – Hey Rocky! (Extended)
03 Lidell Townsell – Party People Jack Your Body (House Mix)
04 Lidell Townsell – Party People Jack Your Body (Dub)
05 Robert Owens – Bring Down The Walls (Original 12 Inch Version)
06 Terry Baldwin – Housemaster (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 House People Featuring Cynthia M – Move My Body (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Jungle Wonz – Time Marches On (Vocal)
09 On The House – Give Me Back The Love (Club Mix)
10 On The House – Give Me Back The Love (Radio Mix)
11 Mr. Lee – I Can’t Forget (Vocal)
12 Mystery – Mystery Girl (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Eric Bell – Your Love (Instrumental Mix)

CD5
01 Mr Lee – Come To House (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 William S – I’ll Never Let You Go (Vocal Mix)
03 Phuture – Acid Tracks (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Dalis – Rock Steady (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Dalis – Rock Steady (Edit)
06 Kevin Irving – Children Of The Night (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Kevin Irving – Children Of The Night (Radio)
08 Two Of A Kind Featuring James Earl – Somewhere In West Hell (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Pleasure Zone – Fuck Charley (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Pleasure Zone – House Nation (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Doctor Derilict – Dance Doctor (Inst.)
12 Dean Anderson – Don’t Stop (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Frankie Knuckles – Baby Wants To Ride (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD6
01 Frankie Knuckles – It’s A Cold World (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Marshall Jefferson Presents Hercules – Lost In The Groove (Vocal)
03 Dancer – Am A Dog (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Evie – Just Stay The Night (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Evie – Just Stay The Night (Radio Edit)
06 Rich Martinez – Are You Ready (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Mr. Lee – House This House (Vocal)
08 Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – G. T. B. Got The Bug (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Lidell Townsell – Get The Hole (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Lidell Townsell – Acid Hole (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Curtis Mc Claine And On The House – Lets Get Busy (Original 12 Inch Version)
12 Curtis Mc Claine And On The House – Lets Get Busy (Radio Mix)
13 Dancer – Number Nine (Original 12 Inch Version)
14 Dancer – Number Nine (Bedroom Mix)
15 Pleasure Zone – Fantasy (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD7
01 Phuture – We Are Phuture (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Mr. Lee – Pump Up Chicago (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Mr. Lee – Pump Up Chicago (Acid Mix)
04 Donell Rush – Knockin At My Door (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Donell Rush – Knockin At My Door (Edit)
06 The House Gang – Cool J Track (RX)
07 Maurice Joshua With Hot Hands Hula – Gotta Big Dick (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Maurice Joshua With Hot Hands Hula – Gotta Big Dick (Instrumental Mix)
09 Lidell Townsell – Jack The House (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Lidell Townsell – As Acid Turns (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Lidell Townsell – The Groove (Original 12 Inch Version)
12 Acid Fantaslee Mr. Lee – Art Of Acid (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Acid Fantaslee Mr. Lee – Feels Good (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD8
01 Farley “Jackmaster Funk” Presents Ricky Dillard – As Always (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Farley “Jackmaster Funk” Presents Ricky Dillard – As Always (Acid As)
03 K. G. B. – Respect (Rap Radio Edit)
04 K. G. B. – Respect (Rap Scratch Mix)
05 K. G. B. – Respect (Rap Brads Club Mix)
06 Kool Rock Steady – Power Move (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Kool Rock Steady – Power Move (Fresh Mix)
08 Virgo Four – Do You Know Who You Are? (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Virgo Four – In A Vision (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 M.E. – Ride (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 M.E. – School Hall (Original 12 Inch Version)
12 Grant And Dezz – You’re Too Good (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Grant And Dezz – You’re Too Good (Dezz-A-Dub)
14 Scamara – Kisses Never Lie (Club Edit)
15 J.R. S House Co. – It’s About House (Original 12 Inch Version)

The B-sides:
CD9
01 Le’ Noiz – Certainly (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Jesse Velez – Girls Out On The Floor (Dub)
03 Le’ Noiz – Get Out (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Jack Master Dick – Jack The Dick (S.M.M.F.D.)
05 Jack Master Dick – Jack The Dick (Dickapella)
06 Marshall Jefferson – Ride the Rhythm (Remix instrumental)
07 Farley Jackmaster Funk – Oh My God (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Farley Jackmaster Funk – Farley Knows House (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Farley Jackmaster Funk – Farley Farley (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled B1)
11 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled B2)
12 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled B3)
13 Vincent Lawrence – Virgo Tracks Again (Untitled B4)
14 Jesse Velez – We Don’t Need No Music (Original 12 Inch Version)
15 Jesse Velez – Laugh The Night Away (Original 12 Inch Version)
16 Jesse Velez – Intro (Do it to the Beat) (Original 12 Inch Version)
17 Jesse Velez – Rocko Laugh (Original 12 Inch Version)
18 Ron Hardy – Sensation (Dub)

CD10
01 Screamin Rachael – My Main Man (My Main Dub)
02 Screamin Rachael – My Main Man (My Main Beat)
03 Jackmaster Dick’s Revenge – Sensuous Man Goes Disco (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Adonis – No Way Back (Instrumental)
05 Sleezy D. – I’ve Lost Control (House Side)
06 Virgo – My Space (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Virgo – R U Hot Enough (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Fresh – Dum Dum Part Two (Instrumental)
09 Rude Boy Himself Farley Farley Farley – Give Your House To Me (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Marshall Jefferson – The House Music Anthem ( Drum Your Body)
11 Marshall Jefferson – The House Music Anthem (House Your Body)
12 Master C & J – Dub Love (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD11
01 Sweet D – Do Do it (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Sweet D – Turn It (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Sweet D – Dig I Da-Dig I Da (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Adonis – We’re Rocking Down The House (Down Break)
05 Adonis – We’re Rocking Down The House (Instrumental)
06 On the House with Marshall Jefferson – Ride the Rhythm (mixed by Frank Knuckles)
07 Willie Wonka – It’s Now Or Never (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Willie Wonka – Blow (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Radio Fashion – What You Deserve (Mistake Mix)
10 Farm Boy – Jackin’ Me Around (House Mix)
11 Farm Boy – Jackin’ Me Around (Dub Mix)
12 Fat Albert – Go Go (Original 12 Inch Version
13 Fat Albert – Go Go Again (Original 12 Inch Version)
14 Santos – Space The Box (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD12
01 (con’t) Santos – Beat The Knuckles (Original 12 Inch Version)
02 Mr. Fingers – Beyond The Clouds (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Sampson “Butch” Moore – House Beat Box (Instrumental)
04 Jungle Wonz – The Jungle (The Jungle Mix)
05 Boris Badenough – Hey Rocky! (Instrumental)
06 Lidell Townsell – Party People Jack Your Body (Club Mix)
07 Lidell Townsell – Party People Jack Your Body (House mix Radio Edit)
08 Robert Owens – Bring Down The Walls (Dub)
09 Robert Owens – Bring Down The Walls (Inst.)
10 Terry Baldwin – House Master (Radio Mix)
11 Terry Baldwin – House Master (Club Mix)
12 House People Featuring Cynthia M – House My Body (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 House People Featuring Cynthia M – Trax My Body (Original 12 Inch Version)

CD13
01 Jungle Wonz – Time Marches On (Club Mix)
02 On The House – Give Me Back The Love (Dub Mix)
03 Mr. Lee – I Can’t Forget (Club)
04 Mystery – Mystery Girl (Dub)
05 Mystery – Mystery Girl (Club)
06 Eric Bell – Your Love (Vocal Mix)
07 Mr Lee – Come Get House (Club)
08 William S – I’ll Never Let You Go (Instrumental Mix)
09 Phuture – Phuture Jacks (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Phuture – Your Only Friend (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Dalis – Rock Steady (Inst.)
12 Kevin Irving – Children Of The Night (Dub)

CD14
01 Two Of A Kind Featuring James Earl – Somewhere in West Hell (Inst.
02 Pleasure Zone – Jana (Original 12 Inch Version)
03 Pleasure Zone – Hold These Nuts (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Doctor Derilict – Dance Doctor (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Dean Anderson – Don’t Dub (Original 12 Inch Version)
06 Frankie Knuckles – Your Love (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Frankie Knuckles – Bad Boy (Original 12 Inch Version)
08 Marshall Jefferson Presents Hercules – Lost In The Groove (Lost In House Mix)
09 Marshall Jefferson Presents Hercules – Lost In The Groove (Groove Appella)
10 Dancer – Boom-Boom (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Evie – Just Stay The Night (Dub)
12 Rich Martinez – Are You Ready (Dub)
13 Rich Martinez – Are You Ready (Rub A Dub)
14 Mr. Lee – House This House (Dub)

CD15
01 Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Got The Bug (Dub)
02 Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Got The Bug (Instrumental)
03 Lidell Townsell – Under Control (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Lidell Townsell – Dub Control (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Curtis Mc Claine And On The House – Lets Get Busy (Dub Mix)
06 Dancer – Stars on Number Nine (Original 12 Inch Version)
07 Dancer – Number Nine (S&F Mix)
08 Pleasure Zone – I Can’t Understand (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Phuture – Slam! (Original 12 Inch Version)
10 Phuture – Spank-Spank (Original 12 Inch Version)
11 Mr. Lee – Pump Up London (Original 12 Inch Version)
12 Mr. Lee – Pump Up New York (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Donell Rush – Knockin At My Door (Dub)

CD16
01 (con’t) Donell Rush – Knockin At My Door (Wall Of Sound Mix)
02 HIT TRAX III The House Gang – Hangover Trax (Original 12 Inch Version
03 HIT TRAX III The House Gang – Bango Acid (Original 12 Inch Version)
04 Maurice Joshua With Hot Hands Hula – This Is Acid (Original 12 Inch Version)
05 Maurice Joshua With Hot Hands Hula – Feel The Mood (Original 12 Inch Version)
06 Lidell Townsell – Jack’N Tall (Instrumental)
07 Lidell Townsell – Jack’N Tall (Vocal)
08 Acid Fantaslee Mr. Lee – Acid Pump Up London (Original 12 Inch Version)
09 Farley “Jackmaster Funk” Presents Ricky Dillard – As Always (Lovin’ House Mix)
10 K. G. B. – Respect Rap (Extended Version)
11 K. G. B. – Respect Rap (Instrumental)
12 Kool Rock Steady – I’ll Make You Dance (Original 12 Inch Version)
13 Virgo Four – Going Thru Life (Original 12 Inch Version)
14 Virgo Four – Take Me Higher (Original 12 Inch Version)

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