Pepper’s Pick Number 5: Michaelangelo feat Pepper Gomez-Shake It

Pepper Gomez remembers the story behind the oft-overlooked house classic Shake It: “This tune was lost due to AKA folding. I forgot I even did this tune!  I wish I had sung more verses but what a jam!  The vocals are so pure and yet arranged and the percussion, classic House sounds from Chicago.”  While Shake It was recorded in 1986, it was twenty-seven years before the song was … Continue reading Pepper’s Pick Number 5: Michaelangelo feat Pepper Gomez-Shake It

Matt Warren-Bang The Box (Old School Mix) 1994 Remix.

As 1987 dawned, Matt Warren was a successful DJ and producer who just under two years earlier had founded Sunset Records. Matt hoped he was on the cusp of another successful year, and that Sunset Records would go from strength-to-strength. That was what Matt hoped, but it didn’t play out like that. One of the tracks Matt planned to release was Bang The Box which he had just recorded. However, there was just one problem, his … Continue reading Matt Warren-Bang The Box (Old School Mix) 1994 Remix.

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.

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).

Nexus 6-Take Me Higher (Club Mix)

By 1988, house music continued to evolve, and new producers were recording and releasing singles. This included  Nexus 6, which was a new project that featured Jaime Bonet and Marco Christy. They had written Take Me Higher, which they planned to record at Off World Studios. Joining the two members of Nexus 6 who planned to produce Take Me Higher were  engineer Dane Roewade and Matt Warren, who owned and ran AKA Dance Music. He assumed the role of executive … Continue reading Nexus 6-Take Me Higher (Club Mix)

Team-The Music’s Got Me (Club Mix)

In 1988, AKA Dance Music was preparing to release The Music’s Got Me, which was the debut single by Team. This was a new project that featured La-Dell Jones and Milton Patterson. They had written, arranged and would produce The Music’s Got Me, and had decided to bring onboard Pimp to add the vocals. Recording of The Music’s Got Me, took place at Star Trax Recording where they worked with engineer Steve Spapperi. He and Matt Warren … Continue reading Team-The Music’s Got Me (Club Mix)