Donna Summer Remix Album Giorgio Moroder

When Giorgio Moroder comes back to life, he brings his friends.  Enter, Donna Summer.

In the summer of 1975, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte produced the disco diva’s first hit single “Love To Love You Baby.”  The iconic song, famous for featuring 22 simulated orgasms and paving the way for disco mania, was the driving force behind Summer’s wildly successful eponymous album that year.

Summer later revealed that she pictured herself as Marilyn Monroe acting out the part of someone in sexual ecstasy to get the job done.  And with the unabashedly explicit song in the can, Casablanca Records’ president Neil Bogart even requested that it be extended, and the song ended up being 17 minutes long.

After a long, unrivaled career highlighted by 32 hit singles, 14 of which were in the Billboard Top 10, Summer passed away on a Thursday morning in May 2012 from cancer. Yet, she still has not had her last dance.  Thanks to the re-emergence of Giorgio Moroder on Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories, and as a DJ courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy, “Love To Love You Baby” lives on in the form of a remix album Love To Love You Donna, slated for release in October via Verve Records.

Love To Love You Donna will feature remixes of Summer’s hit songs by the man himself, Giorgio Moroder, as well as Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Chromeo & Oliver, Hot Chip and more.  Moroder premiered his own modernized remix live during a DJ set in Gothenberg, Sweden last weekend.  You can watch and listen to the magic below.

Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper reworked “Hot Stuff,” Hot Chip took on “Sunset People,” and Chromeo & Oliver remixed “Love Is In Control (Finger On the Trigger).”  A full track list for the album will be announced soon.


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