By SHARON JENNINGS
Matt Warren steps out into the spotlight with Music Is My Life, his new disco-house album.
Clearly inspired by the best, this longtime Chicago-based DJ has taken it upon himself to pay homage to some of the greats.
Warren has been a producer since 1984, when he released his first single “Rock The Nation.”
This inspired him to cofound Sunset Records in 1985, which released several house classics. However, in 1987, Matt resigned from Sunset Records and founded AKA Dance Music.
The first single that AKA Dance Music released was “Bang The Box”, which sold over 50,000 copies in America. “Bang The Box” was the first of seven singles that AKA Dance Music released between 1987 and 1988.
“This is my first release of my own music in 10 years,” he said. “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.”
Warren succeeded, creating a record he and all lovers of disco can be proud of.
Music Is My Life
Artist Name: Matt Warren
Location: Chicago – Miami
Release Name: Music Is My Life
Release Date: Oct 15, 2018
Label: Wake Up! Music
Producer: Matt Warren and MyMy Lady G
Matt Warren-Music Is My Life Track Listing. Times
01 How Do I Love Thee (5:01)
02 The Way To My Heart (6:24)
03 Catch Me If You Can (Main Mix) (6:27)
04 Catch Me If You Can (Disco Mix) (5:48)
05 Get On Up (6:21)
06 Going Deeper (5:01)
07 Musica Es Mi Vida) (5:46)
08 Bang The Box (6:50)
09 La Rosa (7:18)
10 Sometimes (4:04)
11 The Dark Storm (6:12)
Matt Warren: electronic instruments, programming
Pepper Gomez: vocals
Janis McGee: vocals
Elena Andujar: vocals
Ron Haynes: horns
Mike “Champagne” Anderson: guitar
Antone Montgomery: bass
Sharkeyes: electronic instruments, programming
Frank Schabold: bass
Adam Kucharzyk: guitar
Richard Meyer, Junior: piano
Wes Nelson: bass
Styles: The birth of Nu-House, House, Chicago House/EDM/Dance/Club
Similar To: Frankie Knuckles, Miami Sound Machine e, Christina Aguilera