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Shep Pettibone - club DJ, remixer, producer, songwriter

Robert E. Pettibone, Jr. (aka Shep Pettibone) was born 15 July 1959. His earliest work known to the public was for one of New York City's top disco/dance radio stations, WRKS 98.7 "Kiss" FM, and later as remixer/producer for the disco label Salsoul Records. His prowess at production and mixing led him to work with Madonna in the 1985-1990 era during Madonna's arguably most popular period of creating dance music. Most notable were the duo's collaborations on the number one song "Vogue" and the "Erotica" album. Shep's contribution to 1980s club music is too extensive to list completely. He was instrumental in bringing the early underground sound of house music into the pop mainstream by way of a hybrid sound. Though he was contemporaneous to others (such as Francois Kevorkian), he is certainly the most prominent DJ/Remixer to bridge the high Disco and House eras in popular dance music. Today he owns the Paradise Nightclub and The Empress Hotel in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Shep formed an early alliance with Pet Shop Boys, mixing "West End Girls" and co-producing some B-side material with the group. In the mid-80s, he also produced the first version of the Pet Shop Boys hit "Heart", although an entirely new production would be used for the eventual single and yet another mix was used on the album Actually - it was eventually released on the 2001 2-disc rerelease.

Remixed tracks: West End Girls, Opportunities (Let's make lots of money), Love comes quickly, What have I done to deserve this?, Always on my mind, Heart, Left to my own devices.


Brothers In Rhytm - DJs, remixers, producers

Brothers in Rhythm is a house music duo consisting of producers / remixers and DJs Steve Anderson and Dave Seaman. As a duo and individually, they have remixed and/or produced tracks by M People, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Garbage, Placebo, Alanis Morissette, U2 and many others. As Brothers in Rhythm they hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1991 with "Such a Good Feeling". It reached #14 in the UK Singles Chart upon re-issue in September 1991.
Around 1990 they perfectly remixed few tracks of Pet Shop Boys such a "We All Feel Better In The Dark", "Was It Worth It" and "DJ Culture". For single release of "How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously?" they did brand new mix which they also produced.