I’m proud to share this project I worked on with Jerome Derradji at Still Music. Check your local record store September 17 for a two-disc vinyl or CD compilation of Chicago’s Sunset Records Inc. I contributed liner notes describing the label’s brief but brilliant rise. Interviews include Matt Warren, Miguel Garcia, Alex Rojo, Ralphi Rosario, White Knight, Ben Mays, and Scott Free.
The story encompasses spectacular light shows, Chicago’s b-boy scene, the Hot Mix 5, the Power Plant, and an infamous bootlegger. The music itself is a joy to hear, with Latin and New Wave influences not often recognized in the traditional narrative of Chicago house music.