Saturday, 4 July 2015

Giorgio Moroder | Deja Vu Featuring Disco Royalty

Debbie Harry (AKA: Blondie) and Morader in the early days
Giorgio Moroder is quite literally the Disco Comeback King with his collaborative album Featuring Sia, Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Kellis, Foxes and Matthew Koma. I have had some time since the album release (on June 12th, 2015) to digest the tracks and research what Rolling Stone Magazine has titled 'The High Priest of Disco' and there is definitely some validity to this brazen statement. This Italian born Dance Music Magician has earned his stripes in the Music Industry long before even some of the artist's on his latest Album Deja Vu was released.

Moroder is an Oscar award winning Artist (for producing Berlin's 'Take My Breath Away' from the movie Top Gun & 'What a Feeling' from the movie Flashdance). He is also the Genius behind production of Blondie's 'Call Me' and Donna Summer's 'I Feel Love', 'Bad Girls', Last Dance', Love to Love You Baby', 'No More Tears (Enough is Enough)', 'Dim All the Lights', 'MacArthur Park', 'Hot Stuff', and 'On The Radio' which heated up dance floors in the 70's and 80's.

Donna Summer with Moroder in the 1970's
Among his list of High Caliber Artist collaborations in the past, Moroder has also worked with: Human League, Kajagoogoo, Harold Faltermeyer (Axel F), Tom Whitlock, Kenny Loggins, Falco, and Claudio Zampolli. 

More recently, Moroder has worked with Daft Punk for their 2013 Album 'Random Access Memories' and by summer of 2013 began to DJ at Red Bull Academy in the USA. Shortly after in 2014, he released his remix of Coldplay's 'Midnight' (see You Tube mix above) from their Ghost Stories album and has also remixed Tony Bennet & Lady Gaga's 'I can't give you anything but love'.

The Deja Vu album is an exciting upbeat album that has some pretty brilliant collaborations with established Artists who have come together for a genuine Modern Dance Music/Disco revival. For those avid club-goers, it just doesn't get any better than this! 

Moroder with Sia


Album Review by CA Marshall

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