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EG and Westend Remixes

From 1988's Rapacious remix of Bobby Brown's Don't Be Cruel, with Timmy Regisford and Boyd Jarvis in a New York studio next door to the famous Studio 54 Club, there was a period of 10 years intense studio experience which had various personal id's like Egor, AKA, EG's Remix, EDdidit and Eddie Gordon before finding a permanent id of WestEnd after the # 3 National hit "The Love I Lost" with Sybil which locked at # 1 in the UK Club Charts for 5 weeks too. After that there was a big demand for WestEnd remixes and we hit the # 1 spot on the UK Club Charts no less than 13 times in the years that followed. CLICK MORE BELOW
EG and Westend Remixes

Stand out EG remixes for me in the early days were Bobby Brown's - Don't Be Cruel because it was the first one and MCA Records put my name on the front of the sleeve - they didn't pay me as I was employed by them but the sleeve credit more than made up for that plus being in New York for the first time. Timmy Regisford was instrumental in me joining Motown Records later too.

Pete Pritchard, Steve 'Barney' Chase and I did some fabulous work on Eternal's first six hit singles which all went to No:1 in the UK Club Charts and helped the girls sell 4 million copies of their debut album. Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World remix with its Linda Clifford 'Runaway Love' sample really worked a treat as did our work on Lisa's first solo hit "This Is The Right Time". The DOC - Portrait Of A Masterpiece (a Dr Dre production) which we sampled Charles Earland and Teddy Pendergrass on in the studio with CJ Mackintosh. Remixing The Temptations "All I Want From You" for Motown was an honor and it turned out really funky too, once again with my name on the front sleeve. A lucky guy.

The Lonnie Liston Smith sessions in PWL studios were incredible highlights with Lonnie playing keyboards over our remake of his classic Expansions - much loved by EG the disco dancer. Check out Wag Ya Tail's - 'Xpand Ya Mind' those keys are the man himself, nearly blind but on fire in the studio with Aadil, Mike and Kevin on vocals - another UK Club No:1 without any trouble.

The best Westend remixes were done with Peter Pritchard, a brilliant classically trained keyboard player and programmer plus Steve'Barney' Chase, a top class recording studio engineer. Together wewould spend hours in studios across West London in Olympic or Townhouse creating mix after mix in House, R&B, Trance, Pop and Dub styles sometimes many different styles for the same song to satisfy the record company or artist. We prided ourselves on being so versatile musically across the genre's. Pete and Barney are still good close friends today which is a true testament to the quality of our work because some nights the tense creativity in those studios could go on until the morning and EG normally hit a moment of magic at 3am which meant hours more work :-)

Top 5 Westend remixes

No:1 would be the Millennium mix of The State Of Independence for Donna Summer feat Martin Luther King for the 1996 re-release hit single . Barney and I spent two weeks solid on that remix because we had Quincy Jones's original master tapes from Qwest Studio's. Those tapes included backing vocals from Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, James Ingram, Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald and DeBarge. We turned out a classic for one of my all time favorite artists, Donna Summer, she was amazing to work with. Watching her sing our new version on stage at The Royal Albert Hall was a life moment for me personally.

No:2 would be Ce Ce Peniston's "Keep On Giving Me Your Love" which was used as the Radio version for BBC Radio 1 and gave Ce Ce another hit record. She was a great artist to work with in the 90's - so talented.

No:3 would be Dina Carroll's "Express" as it broke her on Radio and started her solo career with our very funky mix that went straight on the playlist.

No:4 would be Eternal's "Save Our Love" an inspired session that saw us take an R&B song into a deep gospel influenced house track and finally

No:5 would be Donna Summer's "Melody Of Love" which brought her back from the wilderness in the UK Charts before I got to join her label and re-do "I Feel Love" and "State Of Independence" as mentioned before.

I also need to give a mention to the 13 Minute Dub version of Westend feat Sybil - The Love I Lost, re-titled The Love I Dub. We created 6 mixes for that and then re-edited the best parts from all six into one mix that rocked the Ministry Of Sound dance floor for months being played by the best USA and UK House DJ's on that great MOS sound system. When you are on the dancefloor enjoying yourself then the DJ drops one of your remixes into his set its an incredible feeling -you want to shout "that's mine" but you have to keep it cool and just watch the floor grooving to something that you know every beat and sound of.

I have a lot of people to thank for my EG/Westend remix career and they include Adrian Sykes, Bob Fisher, Timy Regisford, Boyd Jarvis, Denis Ingoldsby, Peter Pritchard, Steve ' Barney' Chase, Peter Oxendale, Steve Wolf, Nigel Lowis, Paul Witts, John Trott, Penny (Townhouse), Lola (Sarm West), Greg Castell, Richard Marshall, Tony Cook and Asher (we changed the sound of the famous PWL Studios with that Sybil record), Tilly Rutherford, Les Sharma, Pete Day, Pete Waterman, Phil France RIP, Aadil Rasheed, Paul Kindred, Charvonne (Olympic), C&C Music Factory, Tony Humphries, CJ Mac, David Morales, Frankie Knuckles and Todd Terry for the benchmarks, all the artists and backing singers who came back into the studio to re-sing their songs in different keys so we could weave our Westend magic for them.

Thank you David Cole (RIP) for the inspiration - you were the man who lit up New York, the quality of dance music from that city changed forever after you left us such was your pedigree. A Deeper Love A Deeper Deeper Love - PRIDE. You were a true genius.

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  1. EG Discography of Remixes

    • Rose Royce - Carwash (ReEQ) - MCA Records 1988
    • Mac Band - Stalemate (Remix) - MCA Records 1988
    • Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel (Rapacious Mix) - MCA Records 1988
    • Lisa Stansfield - This Is The Right Time (Kick Mix) - Arista Records 1989
    • Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World (Remix) - Arista Records 1989
    • The Temptations - All I Want From You (Remix) - Motown Records 1989
    • Whitney Houston/Aretha Franklin - Is Isn't, It's Never Gonna Be - Arista Records 1989
    • Glen Goldsmith - One Life (Remix) - RCA Records 1989
    • Alysha Warren - Touch Me (Remix) - RCA Records 1989
    • Gerald Alston - Activated (Remix) - Motown Records 1989
    • The Blow Monkeys ft Sylvia Tella - Choice? (Remix) - RCA Records 1989
    • Alysha Warren - Discover Me (Remix) - RCA Records 1990
    • Harriet - Temple Of Love (Remix) - EastWest Records America 1990
    • THE DOC - Portrait Of A Masterpiece (Remix) - Atlantic Records 1990
    • Nikki - Sexy! (Remix) - Love/Polydor Record 1991
    • Lisa M - People (Remix) - Polydor Records 1991
    • West End - Never - Republic Records 1992
    • The Orange - The Fuchsia Is Orange (Executive Producer) (CD, Album) - Radikal Records 1992
    • LUST - Music Of The Future (Remix) - XS Rhythm Records 1992
    • Army Of Lovers - Crucified - M&G Records 1993
    • Lance Ellington - Lonely 'Have We Lost Our Love' (Remix) - RCA Records 1993
    • Disco Anthem - Scream - MCA Records 1993
    • Key West - Looks Like I'm In Love Again (Remix) - Sanctuary/PWL Records 1993
    • Wag Ya Tail - Xpand Ya Mind (Remix) - Sanctuary/PWL Records 1993
    • West End ft Sybil - The Love I Lost - Sanctuary/PWL Records 1993
    • Simone Angel - Walk On Water (Remix) - AM:PM Records 1994
    • Cardiac Swing - D' Yer Mak' Er (Remix) - BMG Eurodisc Records 1993
    • Rodeo Jones - Surrender (Remix) - A&M Records 1993
    • Toni Braxton - Breathe Again (Remix) - Arista Records 1993
    • Third World - Now That We Found Love (Remix) - Island Records 1993
    • Annabelle Lewin - Car Sex (Remix) - Sony Records 1993
    • Pauline Henry - Can't Take Your Love (Remix) - Sony Records 1993
    • Jon Secada - Do You Really Want Me (Remix) - SBK/EMI Records 1993
    • Jon Secada - If You Go (Remix) - SBK/EMI Records 1993
    • Bad Boys Inc - Don't Talk About Love (Remix) - A&M Records 1993
    • Dina Carroll - Express (Remix) - AM:PM Records 1993
    • Pauline Henry - Feel Like Making Love (Remix) - Sony Records 1993
    • Ava Cherry - Gimme Gimme (Remix) - Pulse8 Records 1993
    • Dina Carroll - Here (Remix) - A&M Records 1993
    • Kim Wilde - In My Life (Remix) - MCA Records 1993
    • Michelle Gayle - Looking Up (Remix) - BMG 1993
    • CeCe Peniston - Keep Giving Me Your Love (Remix) - A&M Records 1994
    • Dina Carroll - Aint No Man (Remix) - AM:PM 1994
    • Mary J Blige - Real Love (Remix) - MCA/Uptown Records 1994
    • Judy Cheeks - So In Love (The Real Deal) (Remix) Positiva Records 1994
    • Eternal - Stay (Remix) - EMI Records 1993
    • Joe - All Or Nothing (Remix) - Mercury Records 1994
    • Richard Derbyshire - Wherever Love Is Found (Remix) SBK Records 1994
    • Mn8 - I've Got A Little Something For You (Remix) Columbia 1994
    • Eternal - Just A Step From Heaven (Remix) - EMI Records 1994
    • Teena Marie - I Need Your Loving - Motown Records 1994
    • Jocelyn Bown/Kim Mazelle - No More Tears (Remix) - Arista 1994
    • Sinitta - Naughty Naughty (Remix) - Simon Cowell/BMG 1994
    • Diana Ross - Coming Out (Remix) - EMI/Motown Records 1994
    • Eternal - Just A Step From Heaven (Remix) - EMI Records 1994
    • Eternal - Sweet Funky Thing (Remix) - EMI Records 1994
    • Eternal - Save Our Love (Remix) - EMI Records 1994
    • Michelle Gayle - Sweetness (Remix) -RCA Records 1994
    • Eternal - So Good (Remix) EMI Records 1995
    • Work It Out -Shiva - FFRR Records 1995
    • Kylie Minogue -Where Is The Feeling? (Remix) - Deconstruction/BMG 1995
    • Mary Kiani - Let The Music Play (Remix) - Mercury Records 1996
    • Hondy - No Access (Remix) - Manifesto/Mercury Records 1996
    • Karen Ramirez - Looking For Love - Manifesto/Mercury Records 1997
    • The Thrillseekers - Synaethesia (Vocal Version) - NEO Records 1998
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