Giorgio Moroder Billboard Video Interview
Giorgio Moroder will be releasing his first album in 30 years this year. In fact his first single with Kyle Minogue was released a short while back. You can listen to it here.
So as with all good PR campaigns when a big album is due out, an artist usually end up in the press a lot which is lucky for us because Moroder has just done an interview with Billboard which should be of value to anybody who takes a genuine interest in electronic music, house music’s roots in disco and of course the synthesizer which he famously used to such massive success with the disco queen of the 70’s and early 80’s, Donna Summer.
Referred to as the ‘Godfather of Disco’ by many, Moroder has more recently worked with both Skrillex and Daft Punk as well as some of the biggest pop stars looking for some of that ‘Moroder magic’ such as Britney Spears, Coldplay and Lady Gaga.
At 75 years of age Moroder must be loving this late renaissance which seems to have been kick started by his involvement woth Daft Punk’s Grammy winning album, Random Access Memories.
Whilst his new album, called Déjà Vu, which will be released on June 16 through RCA, may just be his last big achievement, his illustrious career includes three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Grammys and more than 100 gold and platinum records.
What makes this interview a worthwhile watch is the Italian producer’s take on the music scene, something only someone with years of experience would be able to impart. Moroder comments on his refusal to work with bands, on why he never did drugs, even back in those heady 70’s coke-laden disco days and how to get rid of the entourage, when the fame hits.