Category Archives: Masters At Work

What About This Love?

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Mr. Fingers
“What About This Love?”
1992 MCA Records (US)
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01 What About This Love? (Radio Edit)
02 What About This Love? (Kenlou Mix)
03 What About This Love? (Gonve Mix)
04 What About This Love? (Luv Dub)
05 What About This Love? (Masters At Work Dub)
06 What About This Love? (Instrumental)

Larry Heard’s 1989 single “What About This Love?” was reissued in 1992 with new mixes by Kenny Gonzales & Louie Vega.

Beautiful People

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Barbara Tucker
“Beautiful People”
1994 Strictly Rhythm (US)
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01 Beautiful People (Radio Edit)
02 Beautiful People (Underground Network Mix)
03 Beautiful People (Beautiful Reprise)
04 Beautiful People (CJ’s Club Mix)
05 Beautiful People (CJ’s Dub)
06 Beautiful People (Original Club Mix)
07 Beautiful People (CJ Mackintosh Dub)
08 Beautiful People (Mood II Swing Dub)

In 1993, Louie Vega enlisted Barbara Tucker to add her vocal talents to “Deep Inside”, which Vega released under the name Hardrive. The following year, Vega and his Masters At Work partner Kenny Gonzales produced Tucker’s second single, “Beautiful People”, which incorporates the vocals from “Deep Inside.”

Deep Inside

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Hardrive
“Deep Inside”
1995 Strictly Rhythm (US)
SR EP 2 CD

01 Deep Inside (The Remix)
02 Deep Inside
03 No Cure
04 Just Believe
05 Maurice’s Vibe
06 Deep Inside (The Dub)
07  Is It What We Need?

HELP > Anyone have the Radio Edit from the German CD single?

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

Only Human

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01 Only Human (Edit)
02 Run To You (Masters At Work Radio Edit)
03 Run To You (BT & PvD’s 7 Skies Vocal Mix)
04 Run To You (Mindspell Killa Vocal Beatdown)

INFO > Early in her career, Dina Carroll was part of dance act Masquerade, which released a couple of singles through the seminal Streetwave label during the mid-1980s. Later signing to Jive, she began her solo career with a cover of “Walk On By” in 1989. A few modest hits followed, after which Carroll moved to Mercury and released her second album, “Only Human”, in 1996. The title track was issued as the LP’s second single, backed with remixes of “Run To You.”

Helpless

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01 Helpless (Extended Mix)
02 Helpless (The Kenlou Mix)
03 Helpless (The Uplifting Mix)
04 Helpless (Wizdum Mix)
05 Helpless (Masters At Work Accadubba)
06 Helpless (Detroit Dub)
07 Helpless (Sound Factory Dub Beat)

INFO > The Mood II Swing duo of John Ciafone and Lem Springsteen employed the alias Urbanized for 1992 one-off single “Helpless (I Don’t Know What To Do Without You)”, which includes mixes by Masters At Work and Ceri Evans.

Masters At Work – I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95

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01 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (Choice Hip Hop Edit)
02 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (No Sleep Edit)
03 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (Morales Late Nite Edit)
04 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (Low Down Mix)
05 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (No Sleep In ’95 Mix)
06 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (Ken Lou Mix)
07 I Can’t Get No Sleep ’95 (MK Mix)

INFO > Originally released in 1993, this house anthem by Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzales and ‘Little’ Louie Vega (with India on vocals) was reissued two years later with new mixes from David Morales, Marc Kinchen, and the Masters themselves.

NOTE > Anyone have the limited edition CD single?

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.