Shawn Pittman


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Record Label
Invisible City Editions

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Invisible City Editions returns with an official repress of a fantastic double-sided private press rarity from 1989 Detroit. Featuring two legendary Inner City alumni: producer / keyboardist / engineer Art Forest and Inner City background vocalist dancer/singer Shawn Pittman. On the A side a lush slow modern soul slow burner. “Dreams'' features a deep, spatial throbbing bass line with glistening synths floating underneath cool, angelic, hypnotic vocals by Ms Pittman. 'Dreams are only Dreams till you make it real' chants Shawn Pittman and we’re lead down a dazzling maze of mirrors. With “I'm Losing Control (Extended Bass-ment Club Mix)” on the flipside a wild late night warehouse dub remix features sci-fi vocal effects, fostex tape loops and ultra-heavy bass and driving drum machines. Providing that minimal, lush, e-soul perfect for early mornings and the post-club world and a wild sci-fi house winner for late night club sessions. An IC fave! Remastered by Brandenberg / The Carvery (they've also removed the drum machine going out of sync that was on the original press). Official repress via Art Forest and his label Wildboy. Essential stuff!

Art Forest is an electronic engineer and production wizard from Detroit Michigan. He originally recorded 2 of Inner Citys’ biggest hits: “Good Life” and “Big Fun”, and continues to record to this day. Art Forest still finds and repairs equipment to add to his studio today. He also recorded for Paula Abdul “Straight Up” and Madonnas’ “Justify My Love”. Shawn Pittman was a singer and dancer from Detroit who was a good friend of Inner City vocalist Paris Grey. Shawn Pittman sang backing vocals and harmonies on “Good Life” and “Big Fun”.


Matt says: Cosy, lovers bedroom boogie from Shawn Pittman here, dug from the pillow sheets by Invisible City Editions. There's a new jack swing on the flip which moves into proto-house territory on the remix. Top stuff.


Dreams Remix Version
Im Losing Control
Im Losing Control Extended Bass-Ment Club Mix

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