Patrick Cowley: 7 Killer Cuts

HI-NRG producer Patrick Cowley, born 67 years ago today, died at 32 of AIDS in 1982.

Gone too soon, he nonetheless left behind several albums' worth of mesmerizing gay-porn soundtrack work (full review of the newest collection, Afternooners, here), and had a hand in creating some truly memorable dance classics.

Whether working with Paul Parker (b. circa early '50s), Sylvester (1947-1988), Frank Loverde (1947-1988) or simply remixing Donna Summer (1948-2012), Cowley had the magic.

L-R: Paul Parker, Patrick Cowley & Frank Loverde

Herewith, seven tracks kissed by Cowley's genius:

"I Feel Love" by Donna Summer (1977) — Remixer

"Die Hard Lover" by Frank Loverde (1982) — Co-writer

"Tech-no-logical World" feat. Paul Parker (1982) — Writer/Producer

"Right on Target" by Paul Parker (1982) — Writer/Producer

"Do You Wanna Funk" by Sylvester (1982) — Co-writer/Producer

"Megatron Man" (1982) — Artist/Writer/Producer

"Menergy" (1981) — Artist/Writer/Producer

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