Diva # 3 – Pepper Gomez Who is Pepper Gomez? No one really knows. She and Matt go back a few decades from their days of early house and collaboration on tunes including, “Electric Baile” (Master Plan), “Way to My Heart” (Matt Warren), “Fusion Dance” (Mario “Smokin” Diaz), “Face the Music” (Tony Boom Boom Badea) and “Shake It” (Michaelangelo). They have experienced the joy … Continue reading Matt Warren’s Nu-House Divas on “Music Is My Life” (Part 2) by Maddy 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
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)
After the success of their debut single Electric Baile, Master Plan which featured house diva Pepper Gomez, began preparing to record their sophomore single. This time, they were about to forces with Boom Boom and record Face The Music. It was new song written by Tom O’Callaghan and Tony Badea, which featured lyrics by Pepper Gomez. She would add her vocals at the Chicago Recording Company where Face The Music was recorded. Boom Boom and Master … Continue reading Boom Boom and Master Plan-Face The Music (Dub 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
Buoyed by the success of their debut single Electric Baile, Master Plan which featured house diva Pepper Gomez, were already preparing to record a new single. This time, they joined forces with Boom Boom to record Face The Music. Face The Music was written by Tom O’Callaghan and Tony Badea, and featured lyrics by Pepper Gomez. They headed to the Chicago Recording Company where they were met by Tom Hanson who engineered the session and later, … Continue reading Boom Boom and Master Plan-Face The Music (Club 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.