JIM BROWN NEW MUSIC
One of house music’s most enduring DJs, remixers and producers, Matt Warren has assembled an impressive supporting cast for his latest album, Music Is My Life. Rather like the finest disco bands of the scene, this record features actual performers alongside the traditional synthesised rhythms and beats. These include vocalists Pepper Gomez and Elena Andujar; soul diva Janis McGee; jazz bassist Wes Nelson and Grammy-nominated trumpeter, Ron Haynes.
“This is the 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 to all the music I grew up listening to…”
Some 40-years on from Matt Warren’s DJ-ing debut, Music is my Life is led by the stompin’ singles “How Do I Love Thee” and “Get on Up”, with the tracks already lighting up the American electronic, Latin and hip-hop charts, not to mention spending two weeks at number one in the DRT Indie Chart in America. This is the defining album of Nu-House from one of the original genres heroes and is destined to become a classic of dance music.