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!”
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.
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.
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
Just a year after The Razz EP launched Matt Warren’s career, he eturned in 1986 with his new single The Way To My Heart. Matt had written mixed and co-produced his new release with Tom O’Callaghan who arranged and added a piano solo which played an important part in the success of the single. Tom O’Callaghan was a member of Master Plan, and so was vocalist Pepper Gomez takes … Continue reading Matt Warren The Way To My Heart (Chicago House Mix).
By 1986, Matt Warren had come a long in a relatively short space of time. He had founded Sunset Records in 1985 with Miguel Garcia, and brothers Alex and Robert Rojo who ran the Sunset Mobile Disco. Sunset Records released The Razz EP in 1985 which launched Matt’s career and by 1986 the DJ and producer was regarded as one of the rising stars of the Chicago House scene. Matt returned with a new … Continue reading Matt Warren The Way To My Heart (Club Mix).