Fans of electronic music, get ready for some news that will literally make you short-circuit: Daft Punk have gone into the studio with Giorgio Moroder. If you’re asking yourself who Giorgio Moroder is, first thing’s first — slap yourself. Hard. Second, wise up to the fact that the Italian producer revolutionized modern dance music in 1977 with “I Feel Love” (and these other Donna Summer hits), and kept the floors and charts filled with smashes like Blondie’s “Call Me”, Irene Cara’s “Flashdance…What a Feeling”, Phil Oakey’s “Together In Electric Dreams” and Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away”.
Alas, it doesn’t seem like the Grammy/Oscar winner was enlisted to write or produce for Daft Punk. Rather, he’s contributed a rap of sorts. What?
URB reports the following:
During a one-on-one interview at International Music Summit in Ibiza, the producer behind genre-defining songs such as “I Feel Love” and “The Chase” revealed that he recently went into the studio with the French duo.
The robots asked the Munich Machine to go into a vocal booth and speak about his life. In the studio were multiple microphones of various vintages from the ’60s to today. When Moroder asked the engineer why they had so many mics, he replied that the mic they would use would depend on what decade of his life he was speaking about. When Moroder asked if anyone would know the difference, the engineer replied “They will know.”
Disco has been in the news lately, though not all of it has been headlines to get up and dance over. Moroder’s former muse Donna Summer passed away last week at the age of 63. A mere three days later, Bee Gees legend Robin Gibb, 62, died. Both had been battling cancer in recent years.