Having founded AKA Dance Music in 1987, Matt Warren decided that the fourth release on his new label would bare his name. He was by then, a successful DJ, producer and remixer with several successful singles to his name. Matt was hoping that his next release would enjoy the same success as Bang The Box which was the first release on AKA Dance Music.
For the fourth release Matt decided to to record a cover of Nick H’s Take It To The Wall at Off World Studios. Matt was joined by engineer Dane Roewade who had worked on many of Matt’s productions and would edit Take It To The Wall. Playing their part in the recording of Take It To The Wall were Kevin Halstead and Nick H who had dawned his White Knight moniker.
During the Take It To The Wall sessions which were co-produced by Matt and White Knight. By the end of the session, three new tracks completed. This included Take It To The Wall (Nick’s Mix), Take It To The Wall (Kevin’s Mix) and Take It To The Wall (Matt’s Mix) which featured on the B-Side.
These tracks were mastered at Trutone Mastering Labs, and Take It To The Wall was released later in 1987. While Take It To The Wall (Nick’s Mix) received top billing, Take It To The Wall (Kevin’s Mix) was a favourite of many DJs and dancers as Chicago House continued to evolve.