Donna Summer synth pioneer Giorgio Moroder: ‘I’d love to work with Nicki Minaj and Rihanna’

Producer, who worked on several hits with the late disco diva, says he's ready to make a return to dance music

Pioneering synth producer Giorgio Moroder, who worked with the late Donna Summer, has said he would love to work with Nicki Minaj and Rihanna.

Speaking of the disco diva, with whom he recorded hits such as ‘I Feel Love’ he said: “With ‘Love To Love You Baby’, we did something which after more than 30 years you still hear in almost every dance song — some parts, the bass line and some of the instruments used particularly. I think the legacy, we established a sound or a genre which still lives on.”

Moroder added that he may now begin work on a remix of the pair’s seminal hit ‘Love To Love You Baby’, saying that he had already had “some interest” in recording the track. Speaking of other future projects, he added:

I’m probably going to do some songs featuring a singer – a female or group. I like to work with female singers, which I’ve done a lot in my life. Rihanna would be my favourite, also Nicki Minaj would be great – those are the top girls who I would like to work with.


Donna Summer will be laid to rest at a private funeral today (May 23) in Nashville.

The disco star will be buried at a private ceremony at a Tennessee church, which will be attended only by close friends and family, reports TMZ. Media are been banned from the invitation-only event, which around 1000 mourners are said to be attending.

The singer died on May 17 at the age of 63. Famous for hit singles including ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘Hot Stuff’, she passed away in Florida after a lengthy battle with cancer. Summer released 17 studio albums in total, most recently 2008’s ‘Crayons’, which she promoted with a full world tour. She won five Grammys during her career, as well as a string of other awards.

She is survived by her husband, singer and producer Bruce Sudano, their daughters, Brooklyn and Amanda, and Summer’s daughter, Mimi, from a previous marriage.

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