From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Larry Sherman, owner and founder of Trax Records, began operations in 1983 by purchasing Musical Products, and Trax Records began in 1985. The first release was Le Noiz TX-101 - the matrix number, 85, indicated the year of release. Chicago's only vinyl record pressing plant at the time. Trax Records may be best known for inventing the squelchy acid house sound on tracks like "Dream Girl" and "Acid Tracks".
Trax was an important outlet for House music, releasing many classics including "No Way Back" by Adonis, Larry Heard's "Can You Feel It" and the first so-called House anthem in 1986, "Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson. This latter tune gave a massive boost to House music, extending recognition of the genre out of Chicago.