Thank you for being part of our zine. Tell us more about your beginnings in the industry! Well, thank you! Sweet to talk to you. My unofficial start was studying the piano, and then the sitar for many years. I always loved singing, too. But, my official start in the music world was really amazing. I had watched bands come and go as there were … Continue reading BSQUARED: Maddy Gomez Wakeup! Express and… “Dance, dance dance!”
It had been a long time since I had seen Matt Warren. Our friendship and connection predated the current instant times of connectivity and social media where you can stay in touch and find people and even see what they’re eating. I’m grateful for these new abilities as without them the birth of Matt Warren’s Music is My Life and the Nu-House era might have … Continue reading The Birth Of The Disc That Gave Birth To Nu-House by Maddy Gomez.
Wake Up! Music USA-UK-Nu-House: The Start Of Something Special. Written By Derek Anderson and Maddy Gomez. Label: Wake Up! Music Group. In early 2018, I was asked by Maddy Gomez, who runs Wake Up! Music Group to write the liner notes to Music Is My Life, the comeback album from Chicago-based DJ and producer Matt Warren. Mostly, when writing liner notes, it’s case of writing … Continue reading WAKE UP! MUSIC USA-UK-NU-HOUSE: THE START OF SOMETHING SPECIAL.
“Ok Boom Boom and Master Plan’s Face the Music is a Pepper tune again but I love it! It’s about being in love with a cocky person who could actually care less about you but is soon about to be forced back to earth. Deep reality and should have gotten more airplay in the day. Loved working with Tony Boom Boom Badea.” Continue reading Pepper’s Picks Number 10: Boom Boom and Master Plan-Face the Music.
The Master Plan photos were a result of my view of the music and the knowledge I had gained in a year of college photography applied to my vision. I had watched as many a fine musician simply not get their foot in the musical door. I always thought that there had to be a way – even though in those days, there weren’t the … Continue reading Pepper Gomez Talks About the Creative Process Of The Master Plan Photos
Master Plan Part 1 Master Plan was the 80s duo made up of Tom O’Callaghan and Pepper Gomez. Tom was a multi-instrumentalist who could virtually play anything he touched and had been a violin player in the Chicago Civic Orchestra which was the training orchestra for the Chicago Symphony. Pepper Gomez was a sitar player, poet, singer and songwriter who joined forces with Tom after … Continue reading Pepper Gomez Tells The Story Behind Master Plan.
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).