[FP] Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihanna)

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[FP] Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihanna)

Post Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:09 pm

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satis5d: Where Have Electric Youth Been [Electro House Remix]
(Debbie Gibson vs. Rihanna)


Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth (Shep's Deep House Mix) [Instrumental]
Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth (Electro Mix) [Instrumental]
Rihanna - Where Have You Been [acapella]

This one has been in the works for about 2 years now. I've been wanting to make an instrumental of the two Electric Youth remixes since they have a very similar sound and I love the bass guitar on Shep's version but I really love the piano solo on the Electro Mix. So, I used last month's contest opportunity to make it happen. The problem with the Elecric Youth remixes is all of the singing that Debbie does on it. She sounds terrible on this song (IMHO). But by cutting and splicing the two remixes together, the result is a mostly Debbie-free instrumental that bears only passing resemblance to the original version of Electric Youth.

I actually purchased the 12" vinyl maxi version of this one back in 1989 but it's long gone now. Fortunately, I listened to it enough to recall the amazing remixes on that maxi-single.
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Re: Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihanna)

Post Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:14 pm

I like combining different versions of the same song and this one is no exception. :1grin:

What can be changed is Where Have You Been's EQ. I'd lower its highs and slightly raise its mids and maybe accent it with reverb to give Rihanna's part an 80's feel.

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Re: Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihanna)

Post Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:47 pm

This track reminds me how awesome orchestra hits were in the 80s. Why did they go away? I loved it when the orch hits and the piano came together with the big vocal, e.g., at 3:19.

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Re: Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihanna)

Post Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:27 pm

Great mash Statis5d. I agree with molave's EQ feedback but Version 1 is good as well.


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Re: (!) Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihann

Post Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:41 pm

Nice weaving of two instrumentals…pretty seamless really. I’ll let you entertain the EQing request--I agree the vocals could probably sit a bit better in the mix, but the placement, editing, and structure all sounds great and it’s just a tweak or two away from perfection. :1wink:

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Re: (!) Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihann

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:40 am

MashGyver wrote:Nice weaving of two instrumentals…pretty seamless really. I’ll let you entertain the EQing request--I agree the vocals could probably sit a bit better in the mix, but the placement, editing, and structure all sounds great and it’s just a tweak or two away from perfection. :1wink:

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Overall, a very enjoyable track, waiting for your next version :1wink:

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Re: (!) Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihann

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:03 pm

Version 2 is up!

Several minor touch-ups including EQ and reverb/delay adjustments.
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Re: (!) Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihann

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:24 am

Very good!

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Re: (!) Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihann

Post Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:14 pm

Yes. I like it. :1grin:

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Re: (!) Where Have Electric Youth Been (D. Gibson vs. Rihann

Post Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:45 am

Version 2 is going up, good job :1cool:

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