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A Patrick Cowley special.
Acapulco Nights are Filip Maes & Konny Klank


Patrick Joseph Cowley (October 19, 1950 – November 12, 1982) was a San Francisco-based musician and record producer credited as an early pioneer of electronic dance music, most notably in HI-NRG and experimental genres.

Cowley grew up in upstate New York where he worked in local rock bands and eventually studied English at the University of Buffalo. After moving to the Bay Area he began an intense study of the synthesizer at San Francisco City College.Cowley’s recording career began when he was asked to join San Francisco-based artist, Sylvester, in the studio after Sylvester heard what Cowley was doing with the synthesizer and was excited by his innovative techniques. The result was the album “Step II” which skyrocketed Sylvester to international notoriety. The album landed Cowley a job as a back-up musician on Sylvester‘s subsequent world-wide tour.

Cowley remained close to the San Francisco club scene and eventually joined forces with producer Marty Blecman to form Megatone Records in the summer of 1981. Under auspices of their partnership Cowley created a successful dance-oriented 12″ single that opened the doors for his award-winning “Megatron Man” LP.

While writing the music for his latest album, he also wrote and produced the successful dance single “Right on Target” for San Francisco artist Paul Parker which reached #1 on Billboard’s Disco Charts. He reunited with Sylvester during the same period and produced the chart-busting “Do You Wanna Funk“, also on the Megatone label.

Patrick Cowley died of complications due to AIDS in 1982.

  1. Acapulco Tune/Cowley Theme
  2. Patrick Cowley – Surfside Sex 1982
  3. Patrick Cowley – Get a Little 1981
  4. Patrick Cowley – They came at night 1982
  5. Patrick Cowley – Furlough 1982
  6. Patrick Cowley – Nightcrawler (recorded between 1973 & 1981)
  7. Patrick Cowley & Candida Royalle – Tantum Ergo 1973
  8. Patrick Cowley – The jungle dream (recorded between 1973 &1981)
  9. — Interview Jorge Socarras from Indoor Life —
  10. Patrick Cowley – Pigfoot 1980
  11. Indoor Life – Voodoo 1980
  12. Patrick Cowley – Somebody to love tonight 1980
  13. Sylvester – I need somebody to love tonight 1979
  14. Sarah Dash – Low down dirty Rhythm 1983
  15. Patrick Cowley – Sea Hunt 1981
  16. Patrick Cowley – If you feel it (Released in 1987)
  17. Paul Parker – Right on Target 1982
  18. Patrick Cowley – Mind Warp 1981
  19. Sylvester – Do you wanna funk 1982
  20. Patrick Cowley – Tech-no-logical world 1982
  21. Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man 1981
  22. Patrick Cowley – Menergy 1981
  23. Patrick Cowley – Thief of love (between 1973 & 1981)
  24. Candida Royalle phonecall