For her next Pick, Pepper Gomez chose Mario “Smokin” Diaz’s Let’s Do It, which was released on DJ International Records in 1987. Pepper says: “It features Matt Warren in the mix with fellow DJ and friend, Mario “Smokin” Diaz. When those two get together only great is coming out of it!” Continue reading Pepper’s Pick’s Number 9: Mario “Smokin” Diaz–Let’s Do It.
Pepper Gomez remembers: “one of my favourites house tunes from 1987 was Jack Me ’Til I Scream (Jack Me Baby). It’s a reminder of the heady days when Chicago house provided the soundtrack to dancefloors the world over. Continue reading Pepper’s Picks Number 7: Julian Jumpin’ Perez–Jack Me ’Til I Scream (Jack Me Baby)!
Rick says: “William Stover with a Prince-inspired vocal I’ll Never Let You Go released on Trax Records in 1987.” Continue reading Rick’s Picks 9: William-I’ll Never Let You Go (Vocal Mix).
Rick says: “Recorded in Chicago and released in 1987, Can’t Get Enough was a dancefloor filler, especially in Detroit, where it was a favourite of DJs and dancers,” Continue reading Rick’s Picks 8: Liz Torres featuring Edward Crosby-Can’t Get Enough (Club)
Rick says: “Dark. hypnotic Acid House from 1987 to jack to” Continue reading Rick’s Pick’s No 4: Colm III-Take Me High (Mansion Mix)
In 1987, house music was huge in Britain and somewhat belatedly, British DJs were catching up with their American counterparts. A generation was spending weekends on a magical mystery tour round the British countryside knowing that at the end of the journey, they were going to dance until dawn. It took time to get there, as the organisers played a game of cat and mouse with the police. They would eventually clamp down on … Continue reading The Night Writers Let The Music (Use You) and BnC House Ain’t Givin Up.
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.
Bennie Colvin wrote the house classic House Ain’t Givin Up which was recorded by BnC and released on AKA Dance Music in 1987. The single featured four mixes and included Dean’s Mix, the Jackin’ Mix, Matt’s Mix and the Edit Mix. Matt Warren and Dean Anderson had mixed the single which would quickly become a favourite of DJs and dancers. Especially Matt’s Mlx Continue reading BnC-House Ain’t Givin Up (Matt’s Mix)
For the fourth release on AKA Dance Music, Matt Warren decided to record a cover of Nick H’s Take It To The Wall at Off World Studios. That was where some familiar faces from the Chicago House scene joined forces with Matt Warren. This included engineer Dane Roewade who had worked on many of Matt’s productions and would edit Take It To The Wall. He was joined by Matt, Kevin Halstead and Nick H who … Continue reading Take It To The Wall (Nick’s Mix).
By 1987, Matt Warren was a successful DJ and producer who two years earlier had founded Sunset Records. One of the tracks Matt planned to release was Bang The Box which he had just recorded. However, there was just one problem, his partners in Sunset Records didn’t like the track. This put Matt in an awkward position, Matt had founded Sunset Records with three of his friends, and he didn’t want to … Continue reading Matt Warren Bang The Box (The House Mix)