Master Plan was the Chicago based dance music project of Pepper Gomez and Tom O’Callahan. Spanning from 1984 to 1986, the groups development is in sync with the dance music scene of Chicago during that era. While their first record „Pushin’ Too Hard“ is a Windy City version of the NYC club music of the time and its European cross-pollination, „Electric Baile“ from two years later down the line is almost a quantum jump into house music. With the engineering help of Matt Warren, it bears the marks of Ron Hardy, Chip E, Farley Jackmaster Funk or the WBMX dance party craze, if you will. Here you have remastered and updated versions by Enzo Elia and Gerd Janson. The first ones’ edit attempt of „Electric Baile“ ignited this edition. A custom-tailored main mix is completed by a dub and useful bonus beat version to do, what DJs used to do. Concluded by two edits of „Pushin’ Too Hard“ by GJ, you get two great slices of yesterday that are still major dance music blue prints today.
released September 18, 2020
Written by: Pepper Gomez, Tom O’Callaghan.
Executive Producers: Alex Rojo, Matt Warren.
Mixed by Matt Warren, Michaelangelo, Mario Diaz, Tom Hanson.
Originally released by Sunset Records Inc. in 1986 - Cat# SUN-2771
Pushin' Too Hard
Written by: Sky Saxon
Mixed by: Tom Hanson
Produced by: Dale Roadcap and Master Plan (Tom O'Callaghan and Pepper Gomez)
Originally released on: AEMMP Records, 1984, Pushin' Too Hard, 12", AE12S-301
Vocals by: Pepper Gomez.
Synths by: Tom O'Callaghan.
Percussion by: Jo Pusateri.
Recorded and Mixed at: Chicago Recording Co.
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Licensed from Pepper My Music Publishing/Wake Up! Music
Mastered By Lopazz @Mixmastering.de
Manufactured By RAND Muzik
Distributed By Word and Sound