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“Patrick Cowley – School Daze” is a compilation album released in 2013 that brings together some of Cowley’s previously unreleased and rare works recorded between 1973 and 1981, allowing listeners to discover more the work of this pioneer of electronic music.
“School Daze” is a special compilation because it also features the soundtrack of two films produced by Fox Studio, “Muscle Up” and “School Daze“, which ‘had never been released in vinyl format before.
The album offers an insight into Cowley’s creativity and sonic experimentation during this period, and it has become an important part of the artist’s posthumous discography.
Patrick Cowley was an American musician, composer and producer, best known for his pioneering work in electronic music, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Born October 19, 1950 in Buffalo, New York, and died prematurely of AIDS on November 12, 1982 at the age of 32, Patrick Cowley left a lasting mark on the electronic music scene.
One of his most famous collaborations was with singer Sylvester. Together, they created memorable electronic disco hits, including “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” and “Do You Wanna Funk.”
Patrick Cowley’s iconic remix of Donna Summer‘s “I Feel Love” is one of his most famous achievements. This 18-minute extended version was a milestone in the development of electronic music and disco music. By taking Donna Summer’s hit and adapting it for the dancefloor, Cowley contributed significantly to the evolution of the genre.
The music ofPatrick Cowleywas very popular in the San Francisco gay community and played a significant role in the soundtrack of gay disco culture at the time.
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The album “Patrick Cowley -School Daze” is a collection of instrumental compositions by Patrick Cowley recorded between 1973 and 1981.
These pieces were discovered in the Fox Studio archives, where Patrick Cowley had worked and recorded much of his music. It notably includes two film soundtracks “School Daze” and “Muscle Up”.
It is important to note that Patrick Cowley is considered one of the first artists to popularize electronic music and electronic disco music. He was a major player in San Francisco’s underground electronic scene in the 1970s. He was very active in San Francisco’s gay scene, where he was a pioneer in the use of electronic music in clubs and venues. places frequented by the LGBT community.
His music, particularly his collaborations with Sylvester, was very popular in gay nightclubs of the time. The disco hit “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”, which he co-wrote and produced for Sylvester, became an anthem of the gay community and is still widely loved today .
Regarding his collaboration with the avant-garde New Wave group “Indoor Life“, Patrick Cowley worked as a producer and contributed to their unique sound. Indoor Life were known for their experimental music and their blend of new wave, post-punk and electronic elements, and Cowley’s contribution to their sound certainly added an electronic and experimental dimension to their music. This collaboration is a testament to Cowley’s versatility as a producer and his ability to adapt to a variety of musical styles.
His works and collaborations with other artists have had a lasting influence on electronic and disco music, and his artistic legacy lives on in the history of electronic music.
This album “Patrick Cowley -School Daze“, released in 2013, well after his death, helped keep the legacy of Patrick Cowley alive and bring attention to his continued work in the field of electronic music.