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The fierce Liz Torres has fascinated the club music underground ever since 1986 when her first
12” single, the darkly defiant and wildly percussive “Mind Games” thundered through quaking
sound systems the world over.
Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Liz was three when she, her father (a preacher), mother, and five
brothers and one sister moved to Chicago. Raised in a strictly religious home, allowed no radio

or television, she grew up listening to “Spanish church records” and singing every chance she
got—for her church (“I was so nervous I sang with my eyes closed”) as well as for her family. In
high school she hung out at Gramophone Records absorbing “everything” from Barbara
Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Luther Vandross to Grace Jones and Loleatta
Holloway. But it was her discovery of house music on a Chicago beach as it rocked from the
boom-box of then soon-to-be boyfriend and producer, Jesse Jones, which set her on fire.
She explains, “I began hanging out at Jesse’s house, because that’s where the music was. One
day one of his friend came over with this really hot track and I told Jesse I could sing
to it. Jesse said, ‘Yeah, right.’ So I asked if he had words to it. He said he didn’t, but was
thinking about singing on the track himself. I said, well, I just want to let you know I can sing a


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  • RussellChap

    Sexy, powerful and tons of attitude. Good stuff.

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • discotequedude

    She was one of the best House vocalists, I still adore "Touch of Love" and "Payback is a Bitch". [2]

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • madboy

    they call me loca

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • iamjustkidding

    X-F legend

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ElektroRock777

    She was one of the best House vocalists, I still adore "Touch of Love" and "Payback is a Bitch".

    28 Aug 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I would have loved to see Liz perform her now classic House music songs live! I have no idea if she even still performs music.

    10 Jan 2011 Reply
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    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I downloaded "Classic Trax: Master C & J feat. Liz Torres" last week from From since then, I have had it when regular rotation! Liz's vocals and Master C & J's production and the lyrics are firece! I adore "Touch Of Love", "What You Make Me Feel", "Mama's Boy", "Face It", "In The City", "If You Keep It Up", among others! I would love to hear more music in the same vein from Liz!

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • paola_tess

    The Queen of Da House Music! and, huh, Interesting bio )

    17 Mar 2010 Reply

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