Mario “Smokin” Diaz featuring Pepper Gomez Fusion Dance (1986)

In 1986. Mario “Smokin” Diaz invited Pepper Gomez to record the vocal on Fusion Dance. Here’s what the legendary house diva Pepper Gomez said recently: ” In the mid 1980’s, I was lucky enough to be asked by various DJs to sing and write lyrics to their beats. Mario “Smokin” Diaz was one of those DJs. Fusion Dance was the result of our collaboration. I loved working with Mario “Smokin” Diaz and he … Continue reading Mario “Smokin” Diaz featuring Pepper Gomez Fusion Dance (1986)

Pepper’s Pick’s Number 9: Mario “Smokin” Diaz–Let’s Do It.

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.

Masters In The Mix–The Tribal EP

By 1994, Mario “Smokin” Diaz* and Matt Warren had been around the Chicago House scene for over a decade and had enjoyed successful career. The pair jibed forces and became Masters In The Mix who recorded and released The Tribal EP. It featured eight new tracks which were written, mixed and produced by Mario “Smokin” Diaz* and Matt Warren. This included Jump, Give Yourself, Acid Tribe (Matt’s Edit), Music’s Hypnotizinm, Go!!, Hypnotizin Beatz and Acid Tribe (Aggressive Mix) When The Tribal EP was released on Warzone Records in 1994, it wasn’t the success Masters In The … Continue reading Masters In The Mix–The Tribal EP