Donna Summer Gets Remixed By Giorgio Moroder, Hot Chip & Chromeo
A year after her death, Donna Summer is being honored with a new remix album called Love To Love You Donna.
The compilation, due out October 22, features classic tracks spanning Summer’s nearly 40-year career reworked by the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Chromeo & Oliver and Hot Chip.
Though the full tracklist has yet to be released, Billboard reported that Knuckles, known as “The Godfather of House Music,” and Kupper, who has remixed Usher and Miley Cyrus, re-made “Hot Stuff” for the album, while Hot Chip worked on “Sunset People” from Summer’s 1979 album, Bad Girls. Chromeo & Oliver re-did “Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)” off her 1982 self-titled album, which will be the first single released from the compilation.
Moroder, who is making a comeback thanks to Daft Punk, co-produced most of Summer’s albums released between 1975 and 1980 and crafted a an even sexier remix of “Love to Love You Baby,” a song he co-wrote with the disco diva.
Moroder recently premiered the remix at the Way Out West festival in Gothenberg, Sweden earlier this month, telling the crowd this song is “probably his biggest hit.” It was Summer’s first hit single on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 2 on the chart in February of 1976. This past May, Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Kelly Rowland, who started her speech by saying many of her peers, were probably conceived to the sweet sounds of “Love To Love You Baby.”
Watch Moroder’s remix of the 1976 hit below.
- Shannon Carlin, Radio.com