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Instead, some of the world’s top DJs were invited to remix a track from Music Is My Life. Calls went out to the legendary John Morales, Brooklyn’s very own DJ Spinna, international man of mystery Al Kent, and the Chicago-based triumvirate of Ralphi Rosario, DJ Lil Tal and Marcus Mixx. They were joined by Texan DJ “That Dude Dom” Dominic Sustaita as well as up-and-coming DJs James Flowers and Michael A. Garza. These nine DJs play a starring role on Wake Up! Music Remixes DJ Wall Of Sound Volume 1: Matt Warren’s Music Is My Life, which is the first installment in a new and exciting series of Nu-Music from Wake Up! Music which is sure to become the fuel of the parties, dance floors and lives of DJs, dancers and music fans the world over.
The ten remixes find the nine DJs at the top of their game, breathing new life into the tracks on Music Is My Life. Opening Wake Up! Music Remixes DJ Wall Of Sound Volume 1: Matt Warren’s Music Is My Life is Ralphi Rosario a recent convert to NuHouse, who teases the listener with his Big Love Radio Remix of How Do I Love Thee that features a coquettish vocal from the legendary house diva Pepper Gomez. After that, it’s time for take off, and the DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix of The Way to My Heart, before disco meets house on what’s an amazing remix from New York’s very own John Morales. The John Morales M+M Mix once again finds Pepper Gomez’s vocal plays a starring role on a track that was one of the highlights of Music Is My upon its release.
Get On Up which topped the DRT Indie Charts in December 2018, is reinvented on the Thank God It’s Tal Remix which is oh so funky, and dancefloor friendly. So is the That Dude Dom Club Mix of Going Deeper which is a call to dance, just like the James Flowers Remix of Musica Es Mi Vida.
The Marcus Mixx Remix of Bang The Box brings back memories of the Acid House days, and convoys of cars trapping round the countryside looking for a likely venue for a rave. Adding a Latin flavour is Michael A Garza’s Deep Future Mix Extended, before the Al Kent Mix of Sometimes finds Scotland’s disco king showing his versatility with a trancey, lysergic and very Nu sounding track. Bookending the album is Ralphi Rosario’s anthemic Big Love Remix of How Do I Love Thee, which is a guaranteed floorfiller and future favourite of dancers everywhere.
From Chicago to Cologne, and from Miami to Munich and Lisbon to London, Wake Up! Music Remixes DJ Wall Of Sound Volume 1: Matt Warren’s Music Is My Life will be on sale in all good record shops and is the only remix album of Nu-Music you’ll need to get your party started.
Genre: House, Nu-House, Nu-Music, Electronica.
01 How Do I Love Thee–Ralphi Rosario Big Love Radio Remix 3:43
02 The Way to My Heart–DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix 7:21
03 Catch Me If You Can – JohnMorales M+M Mix 7:12
04 Get On Up–Thank God It’s Tal Remix 8:13
05 Going Deeper–That Dude Dom Club Mix 9:09
06 Musica Es Mi Vida–James Flowers Remix 6:42
07 Bang the Box–Marcus Mixx Remix 9:56
08 LaRosa–Michael A Garza Deep Future Mix Extended 7:33
09 Sometimes–Al Kent Mix 6:12
10 How Do I Love Thee–Ralphi Rosario Big Love Remix 6:19
He embarked upon a career as a producer and remixer.? He quickly? became a household name with his classic house anthem “You Used to Hold Me,” became a crossover hit and introduced Ralphi Rosario to a wider audience. This was just the start, and Ralphi continued to produce floor-fillers and anthems that were popular across the globe, including the Latin-flavoured “Brinca” and the huge crossover hit “Take Me Up” which featured Donna Blakely and topped the charts in Europe. Meanwhile, Ralphi’s career as a remixer was going from strength to strength.
Soon, Ralphi was remixing everyone from Lady Gaga, Madonna and Mariah Carey to Depeche Mode, Donna Summer, Goldfrapp and Grammy nominee Katy Perry. In 2012 Ralphi received a Grammy nomination for his work as Rosabel with his production partner DJ Abel Aguilera. This was a huge honour, and inspired Ralphi Rosario, and over the next seven years he has continued to reach new heights as a DJ, producer and remixer as his remix of Matt Warren’s cover of How Do I Love Thee which features Pepper Gomez. She’s known Ralphi Rosario for years and is thrilled to have his major talent on this record.
At birthdays and Christmas, Al received records from his family, and any pocket money was spent on his vinyl habit. This?was soon proving expensive, especially wh
This resulted in him hearing house music for the first time which was a life-changing experience, and he embarked upon a career as a house DJ. This raised Al’s profile and he started to DJ at bigger clubs, but before long he wanted to make his own music.
Al’s first productions were inspired by old disco records he had collected a few years earlier, and were?released on his own Million Dollar Disco label. Soon, Al had changed direction musically, and began playing disco. This was the start of a new era, where Al’s name was synonymous with disco as he released compilations, two albums by his Million Dollar Disco, and countless edits and remixes. Forty years after disco’s supposed demise, DJ, producer and remixer Al Kent is proof that it’s alive and kicking.
His dedication paid off, and at the age of eleven, DJ? Lil’ Tal began DJ-ing at picnics for local bars. Three years later, the fourteen year old DJ auditioned for the mix show on W.K.K.C 89.3 FM in Chicago. He became the mix show coordinator for the hot mix show, The Friday Night Network Connection. This resulted in DJ? Lil’ Tal being invited to guest on Friday Night Audio on W.K.K.C.? and Sam Sylk’s radio show. However, soon, Tal was looking beyond radio.
Tal met Paul Johnson who became his mentor as he embarked upon a recording career. He collaborated with his DJ-ing partner DJ Gant-Man, and later, as a seventeen year old, released “Flava In Ya’ Ear” on Dance Mania Records which was a huge success. This was just the start, and DJ? Lil’ Tal? he continued to record for a number of labels during a long career.
Nowadays, DJ? Lil’ Tal is an experienced DJ, producer, remixer and is a partner in a record label, and he’s come a long way since he first started DJ-ing on his mom’s hi-fi turntable as his remix of Get On Up shows.
Unfortunately things weren’t that simple and that wasn’t the case. In 1995, Marcus? stopped DJ-ing, and by the dawn of the new millennia was living in his parent’s old house after they split-up. Marcus was isolated and no longer part of the Chicago House scene. Things got a lot worse in 2008 when a foreclosure order was served on the family home, and he had no option but to move out. He looked after his father until his death in 2011, and then moved in with his brother for three years. However, in 2014 Marcus had to move out and found himself homeless.
For a man who many thought was going to
That Dude Dom.
Thirty-three years later and That Dude Dom continues to DJ and has remixed Going Deeper for Wake Up! Music Remixes DJ Wall Of Sound Volume 1: Matt Warren’s Music Is My Life. It finds That Dude Dom rubbing shoulders with some of the DJs who inspired him to embark upon a career as a DJ four decades ago, and there’s much more to come from him in the future.
By the late-eighties, James discovered hip hop and its culture, and soon, began collecting vinyl, which he added to his collection of CDs and cassettes. James like many future DJs, had been bitten by the collector’s bug at any early age, and since then, has been collecting music and sharing his finds.
James is also a musician who enjoys experimenting and improvising, and flits between musical genres as he works on a variety of different projects. The latest project James worked on is a remix of Musica Es Mi Vida from Matt Warren’s Music Is My Life, which will no doubt be appreciated by an ever expanding list of listeners.
Michael A. Garza.?
By 2003, Chicago-based Michael was listening to an eclectic selection of electronic music, which would influence him when he embarked upon a career as a producer in 2007. Initially, he was working in Garageband, and made several demos and remixes. Two years later, in 2009, his father heard Michael’s productions and realising his son had talent and potential, encouraged him to continue with his nascent production career.
Ten years later,?in early 2019, Miguel Rodriguez was asked by Pepper Gomez of Wake Up! Music if he wanted to remix a track from Matt Warren’s Nu-House classic Music Is My Life? Miguel decided to offer his son Michael the chance to remix La Rosa, telling him: “it was his time.” The young remixer and producer rose to the challenge, not only remixing La Rosa, but editing the video as well and in the process, showcased the expanse of his talents.?
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