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
In this interview excerpt, Hans Zimmer explains his popularity with EDM producers and the power of mixing traditional and electronic instruments. Continue reading
Electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder turned 74 at Moogfest 2014, where he was both a featured speaker and performer. Continue reading
This vintage video promo features Giorgio Moroder, ‘plugged in, turned on & creating musical magic from thin air and solid state electronics’. Continue reading
This video playlist features a 9-part ‘masterclass’, featuring John ’00’ Fleming discussing remixing Jean Michel Jarre‘s classic Oxygene. Continue reading
Toronto has banned electronic dance music.
The Toronto Star reports that city-owned buildings at Exhibition Place will no longer host electronic dance music parties, as a result of a 4-3 board vote on Friday. Advocates of the ban argue that it will make young people safer, saying that ‘drug and alcohol abuse among minors is rampant at electronic dance music (EDM) events’.
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti, who introduced the motion, said the use of MDMA and ecstasy is of particular concern, arguing “this is not what city property and taxpayers’ money should be use for.”
Opponents argued that the ban was bad for business, would drive dance music fans to unregulated underground events, and was driven by the friendship of notorious ‘crack-smoking mayor’ Rob Ford, above right, and Zlatko Starkovski, owner of the local Muzik nightclub. Continue reading
The latest episode of DJ Mag’s Game Changers series takes a look at Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) and his big beat track Praise You. Continue reading
This video, via Point Blank Music School, captures an interview with Gerald Simpson, aka A Guy Called Gerald. Continue reading