Looking back at Shep Pettibone's career you'll see he has quite the
portfolio. He's had a hand in the music of artists like Madonna (in addition
to numerous remixes for her, he produced "Vogue), Pet Shop Boys, New Order,
Depeche Mode, Level 42, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston,George Michael, and
many more... Before all that, though, he produced remixes for the disco labels.
He first came to wide attention with his work with Arthur Baker on Afrika Bambaataa &
The Jazzy 5's "Jazzy Sensation". He also worked as an in-house mixer for Prelude Records and
his work can be heard on classics like Loleatta Holloway's "Love Sensation".
At the same time as his recording career was taking shape, he was also producing innovative 'mastermixes'
for KISS FM, New York. These became so popular that Prelude Records even released some of them commercially.
Shep Pettibone was also innovative in his approach to remixing tracks. He would break a track down
into its components and then use combine these components into longer, more club-friendly tracks for the dancefloor. He soon became in demand for his remix work and worked on remixes for many well-known acts, helping them achieve club and chart success.
The impact of the techniques he pioneered is still being felt in dance music today.