Before there were jet-setting superstar DJs, multi-day dance festivals, Ableton Live, laptops and CDs, there was Trax Records. Before there was trance, techno, drum n’ bass, dubstep and every other dance music sub genre you can think of, there was pure house music and the label that started it all was Trax Records.

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To celebrate 25 years in the business, on October 18, Trax Records will release a special two-disc collection showcasing some of the label’s more underground and avant-garde tracks and a future full of promise. In addition to a musical collection, the package includes a special DVD documentary entitled The House That Trax Built, which tells the story of Trax Records and explores the relationship (and growth) between house music, the city of Chicago, and the international music community and fans.

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