Nexus 6-Take Me Higher (Club Mix)

By 1988, house music continued to evolve, and new producers were recording and releasing singles. This included  Nexus 6, which was a new project that featured Jaime Bonet and Marco Christy. They had written Take Me Higher, which they planned to record at Off World Studios.

Joining the two members of Nexus 6 who planned to produce Take Me Higher were  engineer Dane Roewade and Matt Warren, who owned and ran AKA Dance Music. He assumed the role of executive producer during the Take Me Higher sessions and mixed four tracks with Nexus 6. This included Take Me Higher (Club Mix), Take Me Higher (Radio Mix),  Take Me Higher (The Ultimate Acid Mix) and Take Me Higher (Twilight Mix. Once the mixes were completed they were mastered and the release that bore the catalogue number AKA-7 was release. It was a hugely significant one.

When Nexus was released later in 1988, it featured the floor-filling anthem the Club Mix of Take Me Higher which showed exactly where Chicago House was by then. Elements of Acid House combine with a soulful vocal to create a hands in the air Chicago House anthem. It was another triumph for Matt Warren’s AKA Dance Music.

Sadly, Take Me Higher was the last release by AKA Dance Music, which although it was a short-lived label, was part of Chicago House’s history.

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