LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA to be Released Next Week
LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA celebrates the music of singer/songwriter/pop culture icon and 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee DONNA SUMMER via a series of remixes celebrating her life and voice. Highlights fromLOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA--due out Tuesday, October 22 on Verve Records--include the legendary producer Giorgio Moroder's entirely re-imagined version of "Love to Love You Baby," originally recorded in November of 1975, Afrojack's take on "I Feel Love," indie electro artists Hot Chip's interpretation of "Sunset People," Chromeo & Oliver's remix of "Love Is In Control (Finger On The Trigger)" and "La Dolce Vita," a brand new track with Giorgio Moroder co-written by Nathan DiGesare.
Here's some input from the contributors of LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA:
Giorgio Moroder--the key player in SUMMER's rise to fame in the '70s--says "I love it, I love it, I love it. I love to love it!" of LOVE TO LOVE YOU DONNA. The German electronic legend who helped SUMMER craft her biggest hits including "Love To Love You Baby" and "I Feel Love," most recently joined Daft Punk in the studio and teaming with remixer Chris Cox to update "Love to Love You Baby" for modern dance floors.
SUMMER's husband Bruce Sudano gave this overview of "La Dolce Vita" which features Nathan DiGesare's production on the vocals: "The song began a few years ago in Nashville with Nathan (DiGesare) and then I tweaked over time when we went back to Nashville to visit. I wanted a new song on the CD, but couldn't get approval of the demo until Giorgio came on and reworked the track and added his touch. The vocal we used is actually one from early on in the writing process."
Chicago dance-music originator Frankie Knuckles and Def Mix Productions co-founder Eric Kupper (Director's Cut) who helped define New York house music over the past three decades, took time out to honor SUMMER by imparting their smooth dance aesthetic to her fiery anthem "Hot Stuff." "It was an honor and a pleasure to work on a remix for such a seminal piece of music; a true piece of history," says Eric Kupper. "Our rendition came together almost magically...we really wanted to bring out the soulfulness of Donna's beautiful voice." Frankie Knuckles adds: "I can say my production career has come almost full-circle being involved with this Donna Summer Project. Like so many people I, too, hold a special place in my heart for the Queen. It's a real honor to be associated. This remix of 'Hot Stuff' is perhaps the most exciting remix program I've been involved with since Michael Jackson's 'Rock With You'; an iconic tune by one of the great legends of American Pop Music."