When composer Giorgio Moroder played a live set last month in New York City, it was his very first turn as a DJ.
For the 73-year-old Moroder, the hour-long performance at Deep Space in the Meatpacking District may have come a little later in life, but it was just another milestone in a career that includes three Grammys, three Academy Awards, and a pioneering role in disco and electronic music.
“The word disco may be dead, but the word dance is not dead,” said Moroder. “DJs are becoming the new stars, so it is great to be back in the dancing world.”
The new DJ also recently collaborated with other stars in the dance world: the French duo Daft Punk on their recent album, “Random Access Memories.”
“I went into a studio in Paris and I just started to talk,” said Moroder. “I would just tell them my story and I didn’t have a clue how they would use it.”
The result is the track, “Giorgio by Moroder,” a fusion of spoken word and music.
Though Moroder is now firmly entrenched in the danceRead More »from Synth, Disco Legend Giorgio Moroder on Daft Punk Collaboration, Dance Music