Thursday, August 27, 2009
Well, this one looks like an old, original Dance Mania release from Chicago with its original label print artwork and even a - made up - catalogue number and matrix mark DM 285, but if one takes a closer look one recognizes that this one is a proper fake as artists like D. Grossmutter, Ilsa Gold, Handbag/Abba, Arthur Boto Conley, Toecutter, DJ Lil'Tal, T.B.F.K.A.P.D. and DJ House never appeared on any of the legendary labels 12"es. Also musicwise this is quite different from any Chicago Basement or Ghetto House originally delivered by Dance Mania. D. Grossmutter starts out with a extrordinary good Minimal Wave-song that could well stem from Berlins late 70's or early 80's Ingenious Dilletantes-era and is defo the best song out of all eight featured on this. Following up is an uptempo tongue-in-cheek Happy Acid banger, some experimental Breakcore vs. Freetekno is to be found as well accompanied by Electronica / Armchair Techno, some Cut-Up Ghetto Hardcore and other weirdness which makes this one quite interesting. Recommended to all free spirits loving the ruffer edge of electronic music.