As Pepper Gomez chooses her Picks, one song is a reminder of her home city Chicago. which was the birthplace of house and now Nu-House. This is White Knight’s Never Give Up, which Pepper says: “has such a Chicago House sound with those vocal.” Continue reading Pepper’s Picks Number 8: White Knight- Never Give Up.
For the past thirty years, many rock and pop journalists have looked down on those working within dance music. The basic premise of their argument is, that it doesn’t taken much in the way of talent to program drums or use samplers effectively. Especially with a highly trained engineer holding the house music producer’s hand, and reminding them of the importance of basic things like headroom. Despite their … Continue reading Master Plan-Electric Baile (Large Dub)
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)
Following the success of their debut single Electric Baile, Master Plan which featured house diva Pepper Gomez, were preparing to record their new single. This time, they were collaborating with Boom Boom when they recorded record Face The Music. Tom O’Callaghan and Tony Badea had written Face The Music which featured lyrics by Pepper Gomez. The new single was going to be recorded at the Chicago Recording Company. That was where Boom Boom and Master Plan met engineer Tom Hanson … Continue reading Boom Boom and Master Plan-Face The Music (Radio Mix
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.
Just a year after The Razz EP launched Matt Warren’s career, he eturned in 1986 with his new single The Way To My Heart. Matt had written mixed and co-produced his new release with Tom O’Callaghan who arranged and added a piano solo which played an important part in the success of the single. Tom O’Callaghan was a member of Master Plan, and so was vocalist Pepper Gomez takes … Continue reading Matt Warren The Way To My Heart (Chicago House Mix).
By 1986, Matt Warren had come a long in a relatively short space of time. He had founded Sunset Records in 1985 with Miguel Garcia, and brothers Alex and Robert Rojo who ran the Sunset Mobile Disco. Sunset Records released The Razz EP in 1985 which launched Matt’s career and by 1986 the DJ and producer was regarded as one of the rising stars of the Chicago House scene. Matt returned with a new … Continue reading Matt Warren The Way To My Heart (Club Mix).