Flashback to Chicago in 1985, when House Music was just being born.
A few kids – Matt Warren, Miguel Garcia and Ralphi Rosario, get together to join forces with the already established Sunset Mobile Disco – owned by brothers Alex and Robert Rojo – to create a new record label as an outlet for their productions. In the following 4 years, Sunset Records Inc. released some of the most groundbreaking Chicago House records, mixing New Wave, Disco and Industrial influences with “beat tracks” and a huge amount of talent expertly scouted by Matt Warren & Miguel Garcia.
While largely remaining in the shadows of larger labels like Trax and Dj International, the metamorphosis of Sunset Mobile Disco into Sunset Records Inc. perfectly illustrates the wide range of influences that gave Chicago’s dance scene its unique sound.
Jerome Derradji, Chicago-based DJ, artist, Still Music Chicago owner, and virtual electronic music encyclopedia — is proud to present the definitive story of Sunset Records Inc. Kill Yourself Dancing: The Story of Sunset Record Inc. Chicago 1985-89 is set for release on August 20th, 2013, on Still Music. With a detailed history written by Jacob Arnold, of one of Chicago’s House Music best kept secrets, the collection comes in a superb gatefold double LP and a double cd compilation that includes remastered, rare and unreleased tracks from the Sunset Records Inc. label along with lost pictures and artifacts spread in the gatefold double LP version, and in a 23 page booklet for the double cd. No stone was left uncovered, and the attention to detail is staggering.