Chicago House History: Michaelangelo aka Miguel Garcia and Matt Warren who recently released (2018) Music Is My Life have been life long friends and created some hot tunes during the days when House was just coming into play. Michaelangelo’s grooves and ear worm repetitive hooks gave the music his own trademarked style though the sound was clearly House. These are the roots of Chicago House. … Continue reading “Shake It” Michaelangelo featuring Pepper Gomez
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 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.
In 1985, Miguel Garcia dawned his new Michaelangelo moniker and released his new single You Can Do It on Sunset Records. It was the result of teamwork and a little help from his friends. Miguel one of the founders of Sunset Records brought onboard some of his musical friends, including Ralphi Rosario who joined forces with him to add backing vocals. They were joined by Matt “The Mighty” Warren who added a rap and lead … Continue reading Michaelangelo-You Can Do It (You Can Accapella)
By 1985, Miguel Garcia was one of the owners of Sunset Records and a familiar face in the city’s house scene. He had just written You Can Do It, which he prepared to record using a new moniker… Michaelangelo. It was wasn’t possible for Miguel Garcia to record, produce and mix You Can Do It, so he had decided to bring some of his friends onboard. This included the Sunset Records crew. Ralphi Rosario would … Continue reading Michaelangelo-You Can Do It (Bonus Do It’s)
Having written You Can Do It, Miguel Garcia dawned his new Michaelangelo moniker and prepared to record his new single. To do this, Miguel brought onboard some of his musical friends. This included Ralphi Rosario who would join forces with Miguel Garcia to add backing vocals. They were joined by Tammy Thomas who was going to take charge of the lead vocals. Another friend of Miguel Garcia’s was going to add a rap-Matt “The … Continue reading Michaelangelo-You Can Do It (You Can Dub It).
Although Matt Warren made his name as a house producer, his first single Rock The Nation, which was released on Alwan Records in 1985 found him rapping. Later in 1985, Matt had founded Sunset Records with three of his friends. This included Miguel Garcia who suggested Matt record his first record. Miguel Garcia had now dawned the Michaelangelo moniker and was all set to record a single You … Continue reading Michaelangelo-You Can Do It
In 1986, three familiar faces from the Chicago House scene made their way to Reid Hyams’ Chicago Trax Recording Studio to begin work on a new project. This included Matt Warren and Nick H who joined forces with Miguel Garcia a.k.a. Michaelangelo, and became Modern Mechanical Music. The newly named Modern Mechanical Music recorded Persia (Club Mix) and Persia (Dub) but needed a B-Side. Both songs were written arranged, mixed and produced by Matt … Continue reading Modern Mechanical Music-Doo Doo Daa (Bonus Beats)
In 1986, Modern Mechanical Music released Persia as their debut single Persia on Sunset Records. It was written by Matt Warren and Nick H who joined forces with with Miguel Garcia a.k.a. Michaelangelo and became Modern Mechanical Music. They made their way to Reid Hyams’ Chicago Trax Recording Studio and were joined by some familiar faces on the Chicago House scene. This included Joe Pusateri who added percussion and Tom O’Callaghan was responsible for the sequencing. They … Continue reading Modern Mechanical Music–Persia (Dub Mix).
A year before the release of Pleasure Dome, Modern Mechanical Music released Persia as their debut single on Sunset Records in 1986. Persia was written by Matt Warren and Nick H who joined forces with Miguel Garcia a.k.a. Michaelangelo to record the single at Reid Hyams’ Chicago Trax Recording Studio. Joining Modern Mechanical Music were percussionist Joe Pusateri and Tom O’Callaghan who joined with Matt and Michaelangelo to add vocal chants. Tom O’Callaghan took charge of sequencing, while Matt and Michaelangelo mixed and produced the … Continue reading Modern Mechanical Music–Persia (Club Mix).