Dance music and electronic soundtrack pioneer Giorgio Moroder has announced plans to release a new album – his first solo album in 30 years – in Spring 2015. The new album will be titled 74 Is The New 24.
The album will feature collaborations with a variety of artists, including Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, Mikky Ekko, Foxes, Matthew Koma & Britney Spears.
In conjunction with announcement, Moroder today released a new video, for the track 74 Is The New 24. You can watch the video or listen to the track via embeds below: Continue reading
The European Space Agency made history this week by landing the first spacecraft, the Philae Lander of the Rosetta mission, on the surface of a comet 4 billion miles away from Earth.
They also released three videos celebrating Philae’s Journey, scored by Vangelis. Continue reading
Here’s an update from Orbital’s Paul Hartnoll on his latest project, 8:58. In the video, Hartnoll explains what is upcoming for the new project from his well-appointed studio. Continue reading
Editor Bradford Thomason let us know about a new documentary that he’s working on about electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.
Suzanne Ciani: A Life in Waves is an upcoming feature-length documentary film that explores Ciani’s life and work.
If you watched television, went to the movies or listened to the radio in the 80s and 90s, you’ve heard Suzanne Ciani’s work, whether you knew it or not. Continue reading
Electronica artist, film composer and technologist BT has announced plans for Electronic Opus – an immersive ‘electronic symphonic’ album project.
Electronic Opus will draw on BT’s classical background, featuring hybrid symphonic + electronic arrangements of his compositions. It will be produced by BT and Video Games Live creator Tommy Tallarico.
“This collaboration is an acoustical merging of tradition and technology, not simply symphonic versions of popular EDM songs,” says Tallarico. “This ‘electronic symphonic’ collaboration reinvents what a 21st century symphonic experience can be: incredible high-energy, melodic electronic music from one of the top artists in the field, blended with the artistic and cultural merits of a full symphony.” Continue reading
Sabroso! A Road Trip to Colombia’s Caribbean Coast – is a new mini-documentary that takes a look the electronic music scene of Colombia and how the area’s musical heritage has shaped its contemporary music scene – a blend of traditional influences and modern sounds.
The documentary highlights the music and producers featured in its latest Maschine Expansion Pack, Caribbean Current. Continue reading
In this interview excerpt, Hans Zimmer explains his popularity with EDM producers and the power of mixing traditional and electronic instruments. Continue reading
Master synthesist Robert Rich is featured in the latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014.
In the nearly 2 hour discussion, Rich talks about music as ritual, modular synths, mastering advice, magic, sampling tree frogs and psytrance raves. Continue reading