bang the box
A1. MATT WARREN & MICHAELANGELO | Rock It
A2. MATT WARREN | Bang The Box *Bang The House Mix*
B1. NEXUS 6 | Take Me Higher *The Ultimate Acid Mix*
B2. MICHAELANGELO | Lost In The World
C1. TEAM | The Music's Got Me *Club Mix*
C2. MODERN MECHANICAL MUSIC | Pleasure Dome *House Mix*
D1. MATT WARREN & MICHEALANGELO | Don't Bring Back Memories
D2. MICHAELANGELO | Alternative House
Jerome Derradji and Still Music present "Bang The Box! The (lost) story of AKA Dance Music", a label launched by Matt Warren in 1987, months after he left Sunset Records Inc. Check!
In a fantastically packaged DLP and including a full story written by Jacob Arnold, "Bang The Box!" showcases the classic AKA releases along with 14 lost house gems that will make you go back to the time when House music was king in the Windy City.
"It's 1986. "I'm going to set the scene for you," Matt Warren begins."We're driving down the street, having a hard time finding [the Power Plant], because it's in an old factory. All of the sudden, we hear music through the car windows…. We pull up right in front. It's all busy—there's people waiting to get in. We're going to try to find a parking space, but I could hear the music coming through the window. And what did I hear? I heard this thing which I had never heard before. And it's going, ‘Time to jack, time to jack, ti-ti-ti-time to jack.' And I'm like, Whoa, what is that? This single event changed Matt Warren's life and was the keystone for the launch of one of Chicago's most obscure and original house record label."