I’m going to start us off with a tune that I’ve talked about so much it’s almost cliche but I wanted to learn more so here we go…
Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love”, Donna Summer, 1977 (prod. by Giorgio Moroder)
- Original 12″ long play (8 mins)
- Live performance with artists playing their Moog synths…so dope
Mindblowingly this was originally a B-side to another track that I haven’t heard but which did quite well in the US R&B charts (“Can’t We Just Sit Down And Talk It Over”)
When re-released as the single, it blew up, hitting #1 around the world, peaking at #6 in the US.
David Bowie proclaimed it “the future” and said it would change dance music for the next 15 years, which was, of course, off by 25 or more years 🙂
The song has landed on many, many “all time” lists including MixMag, Rolling Stone, and Pitchfork. The tune was pegged as the one song that kicked off the blossoming of electronic music in the 80’s and beyond. Which we have always known.
I have heard this song mixed into sets as recently as February of this year when Carl Cox mixed it into a set in Downtown LA We heard it two years ago at a major Halloween party in NYC spun by South African DJ Culeo de Song. Tech/Deep House DJ The Scumfrog mixed it into a bangin’ Tech House set in London in 2019 I heard this mixed perfectly with Moloko’s “Sing It Back” by a pair of DJs in an underground warehouse in SF back in 2016.
I’ve heard it in clubs, parties, and on the Playa, and I’ve banged Jenn to this track at least 1,000 times.
This is simply the most entrancing, futuristic, trance-inducing, piece of pure musical heaven ever made.
Ok, there it is. I’m starting at the start. Let’s see where we go from here.
- Respectfully submitted – Konrad