Trax Records ready 25th Anniversary Collection

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  • The seminal Chicago label will release a compilation and documentary this October.
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  • Trax Records have revealed details for their 25th anniversary collection, due for release in October. The two-disc package features a compilation of Trax selections plus a DVD examining the label's history, called The House That Trax Built. Founded in Chicago by Larry Sherman, "Screamin'" Rachael Cain, Jesse Saunders, and Vince Lawrence, Trax was one of the earliest labels made specifically for house music, and remains one of the most influential today. The scrappy outfit was infamous for pressing imperfect recordings on low quality vinyl, but all the same released some of house music's most undisputed classics, such as Frankie Knuckles' "Your Love" and Larry Heard's "Can You Feel It." 25 years and a few legal battles later, Rachael Cain still runs the label, now alongside avant-garde artist and curator Jorge Cruz. In other Trax-related news, the label is prepping future releases on a hip-house tip, by fledgling artists like MFTD, DJ Fade and DJ Swank. Meanwhile, Cain has written the script for a feature film about Chicago's early house movement, also titled The House That Trax Built, which she says will "finally take the house movement to a new level by exposing the lifestyle and producing the Saturday Night Fever of the genre's generation." Tracklist 01. Chuck Roberts – In the Beginning 02. Two Of A Kind – Happiness 03. Jamie Principle & Frankie Knuckles – It's A Cold World 04. Mr. Lee – I Can't Forget 05. Jungle Wonz – Time Marches On 06. Housemaster Boyz – Trax You Lost 07. Virgo – Do You Know Who You Are? 08. Hula – Hot Hands 09. Hercules – Lost In The Groove 10. DJ Rush – Help 11. Ralphi Rosario – You Used to Hold Me 2011 12. George Clinton & Screamin' Rachael – Our House Is Funkatified 13. 'Hip That House' featuring Bloodties Trax Records will release Trax Records: The 25th Anniversary Collection on October 18th, 2011.