this was all done manually- by knob twiddling, an army of synths and tape manipulation long before DAWs.
his remix of i feel love:
fanning myself furiously:
cowley is most commonly associated with the legendary sylvester who died december 16 1988 from, again, complications from AIDS. one of disco's greatest divas. do you wanna funk and you make me feel (mighty real)-solid classics.
this was remixed by larry levan, another of the legendary children( gay but died from complications arising from drug abuse.). cover by another AIDs victim keith haring: