Chicago-based has been a DJ for forty years, and has been a producer since 1984, when he released his debut single “Rock The Nation”. This inspired Matt to cofound Sunset Records in 1985, which released several house classics. However, in 1987, Matt resigned from Sunset Records and founded AKA Dance Music.
The first single that AKA Dance Music released was “Bang The Box”, which sold over 50,000 copies in America and nowadays, is regarded as the first hard house track. “Bang The Box” was the first of seven singles that AKA Dance Music released between 1987 and 1988. By then, Matt’s second label was part the history of house music.
After the demise of AKA Dance Music, Matt Warren continued to travel the world DJ in some of the top clubs. Meanwhile, Matt continued to produce new music, remix tracks by some of the biggest names in music.
By the nineties, Matt was also writing, arranging, mixing, and producing a wide variety of artists and bands. He collaborated on a number of albums. However, he still loved house music, and worked on several releases.
As the new millennia dawned, Matt continued to work in a variety of roles in the ever-changing music industry, and occasionally released some new music. Over the next few years, Matt had been working as a producer, engineer and remixer, which meant he had to put his own career on hold, until he began working with a familiar face.
In 2016, Matt was reunited with house diva Pepper Gomez, who was now running her own label Wake Up! Music. By then, Pepper Gomez had donned the MyMy Lady G moniker and embarked upon a career as producer. She had traveled to Chicago, to record Elena Andujar’s genre-meting album “Flamenco In Time” at Matt’s Sound Solution Studio Recording. Matt took charge of engineering, programming, mixing and production on “Flamenco In Time” while MyMy Lady G added backing vocals and assumed the role of executive and co-producer on this groundbreaking project. After the completion of Flamenco In Time, MyMy Lady G asked Matt Warren if he would like to record an album?
It didn’t take long for Matt to answer in the affirmative, and in early 2018, he hit the comeback trail. He was accompanied by a group of talented musicians and vocalists including gospel singer and soulful diva Jan McGee, flamenca Elena Andujar and legendary house diva Pepper Gomez who plays a starring role on the album. That album was recorded over the course of several months, and eventually became “Music Is My Life” which marks the comeback of Mark Warren.
Matt Warren has been away too long, and in the fall of 2018, one of the pioneers of Chicago House makes a welcome return with a groundbreaking new album. This is “Music Is My Life”, the first ever Nu-House album, which is guaranteed to become part of dance music history.
(Courtesy of Matt Warren)