Warren has been a DJ for more than forty years and a producer since early 1984. His debut single “Rock The Nation” was released in 1984 and inspired him to cofound Sunset Records in 1985. In 1987 he resigned from Sunset Records and founded AKA Dance Music where he released their first single “Bang The Box” that sold over 50,000 copies. “Bang The Box” was just the first of seven singles released between 1987 and 1988, by then his label was well known to all.
Matt went on to continue writing, mixing, arranging, and producing a huge list of various artists and bands as well as collaborating on several albums. Working as a producer and mixing/remixing engineer had placed his own work on hold until he was reunited with Pepper Gomez, better known in house music as, MyMy Lady G, a colleague who has Wake Up! Music label.
Previously an entertainer and artist now turned producer, Gomez and Warren are working together to create some amazing new music and blaze a path on the comeback trail.
The list of outstanding musicians on this collection is vast and the talent is off the charts. Here is the featured video for you enjoyment.
“Music Is My Life” has set Mark Warren’s comeback into motion and is the latest ground breaking new album for Nu-House and will be a shoe in for dance music history.
“This is my first release of my own music in ten years. I’ve been producing, engineering and remixing for others, but have not focused on my creative needs for a long time. I felt like I wanted to do a record that reflects my journey as both a musician and DJ. I really wanted to give that old school feel to the songs..I guess what I mean is to record “real music” with live instruments and arrangements…which are kind of a homage of all the music I grew up listening to.” ~Matt Warren~
Musicians on this collection are Matt Warren on electronic instruments, and programming. Pepper Gomez with vocals, Janis McGee and Elena Andujar with vocals. Then we have Ron Haynes on horns and Mike “Champagne” Anderson on guitar. Antone Montgomery performing on bass and Sharkeyes on electronic instruments, and programming. We also have Frank Schabold on bass, Adam Kucharzyk on guitar and Richard Meyer, Junior on piano. We also have another awesome musician, Wes Nelson coming in on bass as well.
This artist presents in the styles of The birth of Nu-House, House, Chicago House/EDM/Dance/Club and has been likened to artists such as Frankie Knuckles, Miami Sound Machine, and Christina Aguilera. The label is Wake Up! Music and producers are Matt Warren and MyMy Lady G.
Matt Warren’s new album, “Music Is My Life”, features his first new music in over then years, and as befitting one of the pioneers of Chicago House, is a landmark album in the history of dance music. Matt Warren commands the electronic instruments, recording, engineering and production of the tracks with the results one would expect of the life long House force.
Continuously creating, “Music Is My Life” is the first ever Nu House album, and is about to transform dance music. “Music Is My Life” features eleven tracks, and opens with the sultry rework of “How Do I Love Thee”. It’s a surefire floor-filler featuring a vocal tour de force from legendary house diva, Pepper Gomez. She returns on a triumvirate of anthemic tracks, adding a coquettish vocal on “Catch Me If You Can” and a sultry sounding vocal on the remake of “The Way To My Heart.”Pepper Gomez then steals the show on the anthem “Sometimes”, with her sensuous sounding vocal.
However, this is just part of the story of “Music Is My Life.”There’s also a remake of the Chicago House classic, “Bang The Box”, the Matt Warren composition, “Going Deeper” and “Musica Es Mi Vida” which is sure to become a favourite of DJs and dancers everywhere. The same could be said of “La Rosa” which is a captivating fusion of Latin Nu House and flamenco. Then on “Get On Up”, soulful diva Janis McGee makes her recording debut and leaves a lasting impression with her uplifting vocals. ~Derek Anderson~