Patrick Cowley
Patrick Cowley

Patrick Cowley

About Patrick Cowley

An instrumental contributor to the development of dance music (post-disco and Hi-NRG in particular), Patrick Cowley's influence carried far beyond his early-'80s prime. Artists including the Pet Shop Boys and New Order consider Cowley to be a major musical influence on their work, and he explored uncharted territories of synthesizer sounds and instrument programming long before modern-day music conveniences. Cowley's extensive work with Sylvester gained him glory as a producer, writer, and musician. His ongoing experimentation with electronic instruments resulted in some of the most recognized disco hits, including "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)," "Do You Wanna Funk," and "Megatron Man."

  • HOMETOWN
    Buffalo, NY
  • BORN
    October 19, 1950

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