After writing a post about Giorgio Moroder last year, in celebration of his first CD/LP in 25 years, I was inspired to write one about other acclaimed producers of Classic Disco. Like fashion designers, each with their own unique style, every producer has his distinct "sound". I've chosen a dozen dance maestros (including Moroder). They range in age from 60 to 78; nine are still alive (interestingly, the three who've died were all born in the same year). Half of them were born in the US. Their hits include classics such as Risky Changes, One More Minute; Supernature; Dancer; and Relight My Fire. And although their lush orchestrations or frenetic electronic beats made these songs mainstays at gay clubs, only one is (was) openly gay.
Rinder & Lewis