Unbelievable! Giorgio Moroder Breaks The Silence About Donna Summer
Female voices have long defined Giorgio Moroder’s chart career, none more so than the late great Donna Summer. Giorgio, along with writing partner Pete Bollette, helmed almost all of Donna’s best-loved hits over a prolific six year period, and he’s yet to find a more versatile singer.
“I knew Donna so well, and I could give her whatever I wanted and it would always sound great. I don’t know of an artist right now who would be able to do songs like MacArthur Park. Today the thought process for my new music is different, a lot of the acts want to write the melodies themselves. It’s a different era.”
“Bad Girls”, “Hot Stuff”, “Last Dance” are just a few of the iconic dancefloor fillers Giorgio and Donna recorded together, but which is his favourite?
“Love To Love You Baby” is a great song, it’s my claim to fame – my first big hit. It was my first chance to get into the business. I had some hits before but not a worldwide No. 1, so it’s certainly my favourite. But the ‘Bad Girls’ album is probably the best collection of songs we made, it had so many things and Donna wrote a lot of the songs herself.”
For clubbers it was “I Feel Love” with its synthesised pulse which broke new ground. “The secret to that track is in the mechanical futuristic rhythm,” nods Moroder. “Then the hook had to be great… and then you have a voice like Donna’s. But even then, it comes down to the timing and technology, and the whole disco movement was important, so with that one we were lucky. Brian Eno told David Bowie he heard the sound of the future with “I Feel Love”. I would have never thought I could do something like this.”
A professional highlight for Giorgio was breathing fresh electronic life into the band Sparks. At a career crossroads in 1978, the Mael brothers happened to tell a German journalist how much they loved Donna’s Summer’s “I Feel Love”. The writer was a good friend of Giorgio’s, and the message got through…
“These guys were great. They called me in LA and said they wanted to stop using so many guitars and do something with synthesisers.” Moroder remembers.
“So we rented a downtown studio. It didn’t look anything like a studio, but it had a huge collection of Moogs and modules plus a guy called Dan Wyman, the guy who gave us the sound. I played a few synthesisers, and Ron loved it – it was the most fun I remember having during that period. No. 1 In Heaven – I like to think I started the synthesiser career for them.”
Ric Wilson, Chromeo & A-Trak Will Make You Boogie Down!
“Pay It No Mind” by Ric Wilson, Chromeo & A-Trak is a fresh jam that has spoken-word style rapping over a Disco/Funk-style beat. Definitely, it’s an invitation to have a good time on the dance floor!
Obviously, the whole infectious rhythm will make you boogie down in no time. One way or another, it also reminds me a bit of “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang.
Above all, this single comes out with a humorous video directed by Robert Salazar, where Ric Wilson is portrayed as a model for an art class. In addition, as time passes he transforms the class into a mini-celebration.
On a side note, Wilson’s “Pay It No Mind,” is his first official release since last year’s “COCO BADASS,” and it was written and recorded during the middle of the pandemic while he was in California.
I must confess, I have become a new fan of his contemporary funky beats. Actually, I’m already eagerly looking forward to hearing more of his groovy melodies in the coming months… Well, who doesn’t?
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Let The Disco Ball Light Up Your Night, Cerrone Drops A Remix!
Prepare to be transported back to the golden age of Disco as Cerrone teams up with Mercer and Brendan Reilly for an electrifying new remix of “The Only One.” And let the disco ball light up your night while this powerhouse trio takes the dancefloor by storm!
Known for his funky beats and iconic sound, Cerrone has been at the forefront of the dance music scene for decades in his natal France, and abroad. From his early beginnings in the 70s to his current status as an international legend, the 70-year-old artist has been delivering hit after hit, and his latest remix is no exception.
So turn up the volume, put on your dancing shoes, and experience a whirlwind of excitement and energy.
It’s incredible to see how the colorful visuals, the bass, the drums, and the prominent guitar sounds come together in perfect harmony. Undoubtedly, the vibrant atmosphere will leave you feeling uplifted.
At the end of the day, that’s exactly the purpose of the music playing under a disco ball.
To sum up, this remix of “The Only One” is an unforgettable experience.
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Sam Smith’s Gayest Song Ever Is Here, Watch This Video!
Let’s celebrate Sam Smith‘s authenticity, and stand in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Watch immediately the music video for the gayest song ever, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends ” produced by Calvin Harris.
From the electrifying Disco beats to the catchy lyrics, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends” is the ultimate anthem for those who dare to be different and want to find a stable relationship. No doubt, Sam Smith’s soulful voice, and charismatic performance bring the message of this track to life.
Believe it or not, the eye-catching visuals have sparked controversy, however, the queer artist is standing up for the clip, pointing out the double standard in how sexually charged content made by women is often not met with the same level of criticism.
Despite facing hate on the Internet, the gayest song ever, “I’m Not Here To Make Friends,” is quickly gaining popularity. I’m sure the upbeat tempo and its inspiring verses will put a smile on your face during the rest of the day.
Undeniably, Sam Smith understands the freeing power of music creation. Personally, I admire how his art is challenging the beliefs of close-minded bigots. What do you think?…