It’s My Birthday by Pepper Gomez

It’s been a great August and we’re finally hitting the 29th which is my birthday.  Birthdays should be awesome and usually bring up some memories of past birthdays.  For me, I almost always think about my 30th birthday in Chicago. My band, Master Plan’s,  “Pushin’ Too Hard” was still making its mark on the college radio circuits and “Electric Baile” just released was doing the … Continue reading It’s My Birthday by Pepper Gomez

AKA Dance Music The Story In Pictures.

In 1985, DJ and producer Matt Warren founded Sunset Records with Miguel Garcia, Alex and Robert Rojo who were three of his closest friends. Within just two years, Sunset Records had released several important tracks and was an influential label within the Chicago House scene. Meanwhile, Matt was enjoying a success career as a DJ and producer by 1987, and was just about to record a new track which he hoped to release on Sunset Records. This was Bang … Continue reading AKA Dance Music The Story In Pictures.

Kajsa-Try, Try Again (Mansion Mix).

The seventh single that was released on Chicago-based Sunset Records was Kajsa’s debut single, Try, Try Again. What should’ve been just the latest release for the Sunset Records in 1986 marked the end of an era. The story began when Kajsa and Scott Free wrote Try, Try Again, which they recorded at Reid Hyams’ Chicago Trax Recording Studio. When the sessions began Kajsa was joined in the studio by some familiar faces. This included engineer and Tom O’Callaghan … Continue reading Kajsa-Try, Try Again (Mansion Mix).

Kajsa-Try, Try Again (House Mix).

In 1986, Kajsa released what was to be her one and only single, Try, Try Again, which was released on Sunset Records. It was written by Kajsa and Scott Free and was recorded at Chicago Trax Recording Studio. As the sessions began at Chicago Trax Recording Studio, Kajsa was joined Steve Spapperi was about to engineer the studio and Tom O’Callaghan who was responsible for sequencing on Try, Try Again. They watched on … Continue reading Kajsa-Try, Try Again (House Mix).

Kajsa-Try, Try Again (Condo Mix)

Kajsa only ever released one single, Try, Try Again, which was released on Sunset Records in 1986.  Try, Try Again was written by Kajsa and Scott Free and was recorded at Reid Hyams’ Chicago Trax Recording Studio. When the sessions began at Chicago Trax Recording Studio, Kajsa was joined in the studio by some familiar faces. Steve Spapperi was about to engineer the studio and Tom O’Callaghan had taken charge of sequencing, Joining Kajsa … Continue reading Kajsa-Try, Try Again (Condo Mix)

Sunset Records-The Matt Warren Years In Pictures.

Matt Warren founded Sunset Records in 1985 with his friends Miguel Garcia and brother Alex and Robert Rojo who ran the Sunset Mobile Disco. The Rojo brothers were the go-to-guys for anyone wanting a lavish and extravagant party in Chicago. Sunset Records was a new venture for the brothers and one that started with a successful release…Pump It Up. It was the first of six singles released by Sunset … Continue reading Sunset Records-The Matt Warren Years In Pictures.

Nexus 6-Take Me Higher (The Ultimate Acid Mix).

In 1988, Nexus 6, which was a new project that featured Jaime Bonet and Marco Christy, were preparing to record their debut single. This was Take Me Higher, which Jaime Bonet and Marco Christy had written and were about to record at Off World Studios. Joining Nexus 6 in the studio 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 … Continue reading Nexus 6-Take Me Higher (The Ultimate Acid Mix).