Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder

 

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Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni ˈdʒordʒo moˈrɔːder]; born 26 April 1940)[1][2] is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A four-time Grammy Award winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music,[3] and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".[4]

When in Munich in the 1970s, he started his own record label called Oasis Records, which several years later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records. He produced singles for Donna Summer during the late-1970s disco era, including "Bad Girls", "Last Dance", "Love to Love You Baby", "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", "Dim All the Lights", "MacArthur Park", "Hot Stuff", "On the Radio", and "I Feel Love", and is the founder of the former Musicland Studios in Munich, a recording studio used by many artists including Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Queen and Elton John. Moroder also composed the soundtrack for the film Midnight Express, which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, and contained the international hit "Chase".

Moroder also produced a number of electronic disco songs for the Three Degrees, two albums for Sparks, and a handful of songs on Bonnie Tyler's album Bitterblue as well as her 1985 single "Here She Comes". In 1990, he composed "Un'estate italiana", the official theme song of the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He also created a score of songs for performers including David Bowie, Kylie Minogue, Irene Cara, Janet Jackson, Madleen Kane, Melissa Manchester, Blondie, Japan and France Joli. Moroder has stated that the work of which he is most proud is Berlin's "Take My Breath Away".[5] This song and "Flashdance... What a Feeling" earned him the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1986 and 1983 respectively.

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Champagne, Secrets, & Chanel
Song
Champagne, Secrets, & Chanel is a song by musical artist Giorgio Moroder, released on May 26, 2017.
Metropolis
 
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist epic science-fiction drama film directed by Fritz Lang.
Midnight Express
 
Midnight Express is a 1978 prison drama film directed by Alan Parker, produced by David Puttnam and starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L.
Déjà Vu
 
Déjà Vu is the fourteenth studio album by Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder, his first album, after a 23-years hiatus, since Forever Dancing (1992).

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Films6

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Film Soundtrack Appearances15

Video Game References4

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The Box Office is Now Open for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL
  –  February 28, 2018
SUMMER features a book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary and Des McAnuff, with songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others and will be directed by Des McAnuff and choreographed by Sergio Trujillo, with music supervised by Ron Melrose and ...
With 'In a Poem Unlimited,' U.S. Girls makes disco fit for doomsday
  –  February 28, 2018
Most of the tracks on the album are, at their core, immediate earworms, recalling both Madonna and Giorgio Moroder. But Remy always endows each track with a tangible urgency creeping on the fringes, whether it’s an outburst of distortion or a squelching ...
Long-winded punk plentiful on Titus Andronicus' Cough
  –  February 27, 2018
Sometimes the Scottish band sounds like it's rewriting Yaz's "Situation." The first single, "Lazy Boy," sounds like Giorgio Moroder mixed with Pink Floyd guitar riffs. And on "Huck and Jim," singer Alex Kapranos raps. All this change makes sense ...
Justin Timberlake Is Bringing Sexy Robots Back
  –  February 23, 2018
Music has linked the synthetic and the carnal at least since Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer transformed pop in 1977 with drum machines and orgasmic cooing. Now Justin Timberlake’s comeback single, “Filthy,” plays like a Svedka ad. Musically ...
This Is How EDM Is Reviving The Music Industry
  –  February 23, 2018
Between 1977–1979, it’s estimated that Giorgio Moroder-produced Donna Summer records sold 20 million copies across eight top-10 Billboard hits. In doing so, the pair established a marketable archetype for how the American music industry could benefit ...
Franz Ferdinand take disco and make it rather glorious: Always Ascending reviewed
  –  February 22, 2018
Singer Alex Kapranos expressed a wish for Franz Ferdinand to reinvent themselves — and has turned to the same source inspiration as did their recent collaborators Sparks when they, too, needed a swift reboot at the end of the 1970s: Giorgio Moroder.
The first record I ever bought… by Noel Gallagher, Florence Welch, Shirley Manson, Thom Yorke & more
  –  February 21, 2018
Somewhere between those two things lies my life. Giorgio Moroder: The song I really loved was Diana by Paul Anka. When I was at school I went to a shop in the city next to mine and asked ‘What is that song? Italiana, Italiana?’ and they said there was ...
Review: Franz Ferdinand Still Have New Things to Say on Always Ascending
  –  February 15, 2018
“Glimpse of Love,” whose throbbing beats and urgent keyboards call to mind Blondie’s Giorgio Moroder phase, describes a “flawless” beauty who emerges one day “sport[ing] a bruise on her neck”—reasons unknown—while the title track comments ...
Surprising story of the song from 'Dirty Dancing' and some of the other iconic love songs from movies
  –  February 13, 2018
“I do want to create timeless songs that live on.” Composer Giorgio Moroder won three Oscars, including for the song “Take My Breath Away” from the movie “Top Gun,” said some songs become synonymous with the films they inhabit. “Some of the ...
PREMIERE: Donny Benét Reveals New Album Details & Music Video
  –  February 13, 2018
Influenced by Giorgio Moroder's Scarface soundtrack, the clip for the funky and catchy-as-hell track sees the Sydney artist getting some sweet sun by the ocean (and lake), sipping on wine and wearing way too much sunscreen; check out the full video below.

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