Producer calls star 'great human being' and reveals Rihanna plans
David Renshaw

12:46 21st May 2012

Giorgio Moroder has paid tribute to Donna Summer, with whom he helped create some of disco's biggest hits.

Together Moroder and Summer recorded songs such as 'Love To Love You Baby' and 'I Feel Love'. Speaking about his memories of the disco icon, who passed away last week, Moroder said:

"First of all, she was a great singer and a great human being. Very funny, always ready for a joke. I must say, especially with 'Love To Love You, Baby' we established a sound or a genre which still lives on."

Moroder, meanwhile, has rediscovered his love for dance music and has become inspired by the success of producers such as David Guetta and Tiesto.

Speaking ahead of the Ibiza International Music Summit, Moroder revealed an interest in working with two of the biggest names in pop right now.

"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."

You can see a range of Giorgio Moroder's work with Donna Summer in our Tracks That Made A Legend feature.

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