Category Archives: Debbie Gibson

One Step Ahead (US Promo)

Happy Birthday to my future second wife, Miss Deborah Gibson, who turns 45 today :-)

And very special thanks to eLeMeNOhPeaQ for sharing this extremely rare promo CD with the MOD community.

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01 One Step Ahead (Hot Radio Mix)
02 One Step Ahead (Radio Mix With Rap)
03 One Step Ahead (LP Mix)
04 One Step Ahead (Club Mix)
05 One Step Ahead (Masters At Work)
06 One Step Ahead (Underground)

INFO > Debbie Gibson’s image and musical style had begun to mature by her third album, “Anything Is Possible.” Co-written with Lamont Dozier and co-produced with John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, 1991 single “One Step Ahead” sports a house sound, and even features a bit of rapping from Ms. Gibson. Of special significance, “One Step Ahead” has the distinction of being the first track remixed by the Masters At Work team of ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez.

Debbie Gibson 1990

Super-Mix Club

Debbie, will you be my valentine?

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01 Shake Your Love (Club Mix)
02 Out Of The Blue (Drumapella)
03 Only In My Dreams (Club Mix)
04 Foolish Beat (Extended Mix)
05 Out Of The Blue (Club Mix)
06 Shake Your Love (Bass Apella)

INFO > In a prior post, I revealed my longtime infatuation with Miss Deborah Gibson. My crush is more silly than serious, and you all know how I take pride in embarrassing myself :-) This 1988 Japanese collection gathers various versions of Debbie’s first four singles, remixed by ‘Little’ Louie Vega and Scott Blackwell.

Electric Youth

Happy birthday to Deborah Gibson, who’s looking lovely at 43.

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01 Electric Youth (Deep House Mix)
02 Electric Youth (Shep’s House Dub)
03 Electric Youth (7″ Version)
04 Electric Youth (The Electro Mix)
05 Electric Youth (The Electric Dub Gone Haywire)
06 We Could Be Together (Campfire Mix)

INFO > I freely confess to having a crush on Debbie Gibson since high school. As we’re only a year apart in age, and given rumors that young Miss Gibson frequented teen nightclubs in Philly, I thought I had a shot at hooking up with her back in the day :-]

While easy to dismiss Brooklyn-born Gibson as a bubblegum-pop princess from days gone by, she is a remarkably talented artist and still maintains a Guinness Record as the youngest person to write, produce, and perform a Billboard No. 1 single (1988’s “Foolish Beat”, recorded when she was 17).

Released as a single in 1989, “Electric Youth” is the title track from Gibson’s sophomore album. The original is a catchy composition, but Shep Pettibone’s electric remixes give Debbie a dose of dancefloor credibility (more so than the promo video).

Chris Cuevas – Hip Hop (US Promo)

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01 Hip Hop (7″ House Version)
02 Hip Hop (12″ House Version)
03 Hip Hop (Masters At Work Dub)
04 Hip Hop (Got-A-Groove Beats)

INFO > Fresh-faced Chris Cuevas was managed by Diane Gibson, the mother (and manager) of precocious pop star Debbie Gibson, who co-wrote “Hip Hop.” The track was produced by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez and remixed by the Masters At Work team of Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales and ‘Little’ Louie Vega. In the States, Cuevas is little more than a footnote in Debbie Gibson’s career story; however, “Hip Hop” found its way across the pond and into Sasha’s record box during his DJ residency at Shelley’s Laserdome.