Justus Köhncke: 'Tell Me'
While Justus Köhncke might not be as well known in the US, his work is very popular and respected on the other side of the pond, especially in his home country, Germany. Köhncke is known for his pop approach to house and techno, and recently collaborated with Hot Chip's front man Alexis Taylor on a new project called Fainting By Numbers. As he prepares for the release of his newest album in the upcoming months, we get a glimpse of what's to come with 'Tell Me,' a house track that differs from many of the songs we share on this column – it features drier beats, minimal vocals (by Eric D. Clark), trippy synths and a more repetitive, slow-build structure, typical of German productions.
Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder: 'La Dolce Vita'
Oh boy, where to start? We have been counting the seconds to the release of Donna Summer's remix album which will feature re-works by Frankie Knuckles, Eric Kupper, Masters At Work, Duke Dumont, Hot Chip, Holy Ghost!, Gigamesh and others. In addition to the remixes, the compilation will include a highly anticipated unreleased track by Donna, called 'La Dolce Vita,' which just happens to be a collaboration with the father of disco, Giorgio Moroder. Moroder, as you should know, is responsible for producing 'Love To Love You Baby' and countless other classic songs and soundtracks, as well as for spawning a revolution in music by creating a dance track entirely with synthesizers in 1977 – Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love.' Love To Love You Donna is out next week on October 22nd.
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