There are no two ways about it – Matt Warren was there at the very beginnings of the Chicago House movement in the 1980s and without his influence, the world of dance music would look very different. A generation after the likes of “Bang the Box” and “Rock the Nation” sent the club scene into raptures, Matt Warren releases his first full-length album, one which … Continue reading THE “COOL UNCLE OF HOUSE MUSIC”, MATT WARREN RELEASES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN A DECADE, THE ‘MUSIC IS MY LIFE’ LP
realmrhousewife.com We always love getting the opportunity to hear new music, especially when it’s not the typical pop radio genre. Thus we were very excited to hear Matt Warren’s new album “Music Is My Life.” Warren is billed as a “Chicago house music pioneer and Platinum Award-winning producer-engineer.” Being big fans of dance music/club music, we were definitely excited to see what Warren would bring. “How Do I … Continue reading What Could Be Better Than Matt Warren’s Music Is My Life?
When Fusion Records’ Miguel Rodriguez was working on the release of Angels by M Theory, which featured Matt Warren and was being recorded at his Warzone Studios, a four year old boy sat in the corner taking everything in. As Michael A. Garza watched his father and Matt worked on the track, this was the future producer’s introduction to house music. By 2003, Chicago-based Michael … Continue reading Introducing The DJs: Michael A. Garza
Thirty year old James Flowers is an up-and-coming DJ-producer and musician who was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1988 and discovered music at an early age. His American mother and Vietnamese father loved music, and James heard all types of music from an early age. By the late-eighties, James discovered hip hop and its culture, and soon, began collecting vinyl, which he added to his … Continue reading Introducing The DJs: James Flowers
That Dude Dom is one of the monikers used by Texan DJ Dominic Sustaita, whose introduction to Chicago House came when his cousin who lived in the Windy City, sent him a mixtape. This was the first of many mixtapes that Dom received and used to listen to them on his boombox. Soon, he was buying the latest Chicago House releases and spent hours teaching … Continue reading Introducing The DJs: DJ Dominic Sustaita-That Dude Dom
Al Kent, or Ewan Kelly as he’s known to his mom, was born in Paisley, Scotland, and was introduced to music by his father, who loved everything from pop to country, and anything else that could be found in the bargain bin of the local Woolworth’s. Soon, the young Al Kent was following in father’s footsteps and collecting records. At birthdays and Christmas, Al received … Continue reading Introducing The DJs: Al Kent
In 1987, Farley “Jackmaster” Funk of the Hot Mix 5 played “I Wanna House!,” which was the debut single from DJ and producer Marcus “Mixx” Shannon, whose music became a favourite of dancers and DJs. By then, Marcus was dividing his time between DJ-ing, running a series of small, short-lived labels and producing a variety of releases, including a number of psychedelic-tinged house singles. This was … Continue reading Introducing The DJs: Marcus Mixx