The Giorgio Moroder project — his first artist album in over 30 years — kicked off with a bang last year in the form of “74 Is The New 24,” along with a press release that unveiled the enviable list of contributors, including Kylie Minogue, Sia, Charli XCX and Britney Spears.
Now, the legendary disco producer responsible for everything from Donna Summer‘s “I Feel Love” to Blondie‘s “Call Me” is starting to speak out about his experience creating the album, including some very subtle hints about what to expect.
For instance, the Britney feature will be “an old song,” which he says she put her “special touch” on while recording the track. And it was all her idea! “Britney actually came to me. She asked me if I was interested in doing an old song, which obviously I liked and I knew.” A Coverney! How exciting! He also explains that he loved Sia’s “Titanium” with David Guetta, as well as “Diamonds” for Rihanna. “As busy as she is, she was ready to work with me so that was quite nice,” he says.
What else did the producer have to say about his upcoming LP? Watch up top. More »
If you already can’t get enough of Kylie Minogue and Giorgio Moroder‘s “Right Here, Right Now,” well you’re in luck — there is now a teaser video! The 15-second preview is a sultry one, showing the Aussie songstress strutting her best “come hither” poses in a slinky black getup, while Moroder is seen rocking on his DJ set.
“Right Here, Right Now” is the latest single from the legendary producer’s first album in 30 (!!) years titled 74 Is The New 24 — he premiered the title track back in November. The Kylie collaboration is now available today (January 20), but no word yet on when the video will drop. Look out for Moroder’s new album via RCA Records this Spring! More »
Hold on to your wigs, dance-pop fans because Kylie Minogue‘s much-anticipated collaboration with Giorgio Moroder just surfaced online! “Right Here, Right Now” is the second taste of the synth-pop pioneer’s first LP in 30 years — title track “74 Is The New 24″ arrived in November — and, happily, it’s a shimmery disco delight that more than lives up to the hype.
“When the lights start flashing, you can open up your eyes,” coos Kylie over the Italian producer’s trademark robotic synths. “And the highest mountain is the one that you have climbed.” The bass then comes in (hard) and the electro-adventure moves firmly towards disco territory. Pay special attention to the chorus, which is a nod to Giorgio’s iconic work with Donna Summer . A video has already been filmed, so get ready to see and hear a lot more of “Right Here, Right Now” very, very soon. Listen after the jump. More »
Kiss Me Once Queen Kylie Minogue is out and Jessie J is bang bang-ing her way into the seat on The Voice Australia next season.
The new line-up of judges for the country’s latest season of the talent show was revealed yesterday, and the Sweet Talker songstress, who has previously acted as a judge on The Voice UK, will be taking a seat down under on the red swivel chair. And that’s not all! will.i.am is also leaving next season (presumably to work on that new Black Eyed Peas music), leaving room for the return of Aussie diva Delta Goodrem.
“I love Australia and I can’t wait to see what voices I might discover,” Jessie reportedly said of her decision to go down under. Interesting fun fact: Having Jessie J and Delta as judges together marks the first time in the franchise’s history worldwide that two women have been on the panel at the same time. Girl power!
Are you excited for the swivel chair switch up, Aussie Idolator readers? Sound off in the comments below. More »
Rita Ora has come under fire in the UK tabloids for her new role on The Voice UK. They argue that she is only famous for being famous and doesn’t have the credentials to replace Kylie Minogue on the popular talent show. The “Black Widow” hitmaker tried to defend herself but threw a little shade in the process — suggesting that she has her finger on the pulse, while the Aussie pop icon is something of a relic.
“For me, Kylie has a different perspective on the music industry,” Rita told The Sun. “She has been in music for so long that she can tell you all the history, but what I can tell you is the now. I have the same aspirations as the acts, which the other coaches don’t have.” The Albanian beauty has enjoyed incredible success in the UK since her arrival 2012, but the “Into The Blue” diva is still racking up hits 25+ years into her career — so perhaps she could show a little more respect. As it stands, Rita Ora has scored six UK top 10 hits, Kylie Minogue has landed 34. More »
Kylie Minogue‘s Kylie: Kiss Me Once, the ITV concert special that aired December 23, has now surfaced online.
While the veteran pop star spent more time judging talent on The Voice UK than promoting her new album (and fan favorite of 2014) Kiss Me Once this year, her 31-date European tour this fall allowed the diva to refocus on her music, if only for just a few months. Still, to see her take center stage at Glasgow’s Hydro Arena, her body draped over a lip-shaped couch one moment, belting classic gems like 2000′s “Spinning Around” the next, feels like making up for lost time. More »
One hundred years from now, when pop culture historians look back on 2014, they will be astounded (or perhaps just slightly amused) by our fascination with ass. You couldn’t click on YouTube without seeing a bottom-heavy diva shake her butt, or flick through Instagram without being greeted by a boy band’s buns. The obsession even crossed over into the music itself with Nicki Minaj landing a massive hit with “Anaconda” and Jennifer Lopez racking up those video streams with Iggy Azalea-assisted club-banger, “Booty.”
What does it all mean? You could argue that we, as a society, are becoming less tolerant of slut shaming, more accepting of our bodies or simply harder to shock. Hence the more-is-more approach to self-promotion. Whatever the case may be, the class of 2014 certainly left their mark. Rihanna‘s Lui magazine spread is legendary and Kim Kardashian almost broke the internet with her Paper magazine shoot. Meanwhile, Nick Jonas kickstarted his solo career by dropping his pants. See the year in ass up top. More »
Kylie Minogue got the internet buzzing yesterday (December 17) when one of her dancers let slip that she was recording a new video. Fans speculated that it was probably for a belated Kiss Me Once single (a deluxe version of the LP is on the way) or another visual for that surprise Kylie + Garibay EP. As it turns out, the pop icon filmed a clip for her upcoming Giorgio Moroder collaboration. I guess that makes it a firm candidate for the lead single?
“Started the day shooting for BCBG followed by a video shoot for @kylieminogue & @giorgiomoroder,” tweeted DJ TJ. He then added the hashtag: “#TodayWasAGoodDay.” So there you have it. This is a pretty exciting development for the Aussie songbird. Giorgio’s new LP, the iconically-titled 74 Is The New 24, is a high-profile project featuring pop-dance luminaries like Britney Spears and Sia. Being singled out in that company is pretty special. See the DJ’s tweet after the jump. More »
Here’s some last-minute good news in 2014 for all the lovers out there: Kylie Minogue is shooting a brand new video!
According to Blake McGrath, the Kiss Me Once diva has called upon the dancer/choreographer to work on a new video, which will shoot tomorrow. “Excited to be choreographing a video for one of the biggest pop icons in the world tomorrow. Her name is Kylie Minogue and we’re going in,” he excitedly tweeted today. But the question is…for what? Could it be another one of the songs off of her Fernando Garibay-produced surprise EP tied into the Kiss Me Once Tour? Or perhaps a new single off of her latest LP? Or perhaps is it for her upcoming Giorgio Moroder collaboration? In any case, there’s no doubt it’ll be a glittering affair.
Leave your best guesses after the jump, and check out Kylie’s Sleepwalker mini-film below. More »
In early November, we asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from the first half of 2014, and followed that up two weeks ago with a poll featuring LPs released between July and December. And now the results are in, the numbers have been tallied and we’re presenting you with the 10 Best Albums Of 2014, as chosen by you!
Altogether, nearly 74,000 votes were cast for the 40 albums included on both polls, with each album within the Top 10 racking up at least 1,000 of those votes a piece. Two of the albums represented below even wound up on our own 10 Best Albums Of 2014 list, as chosen by the Idolator editors.
Head below to see the results for which 10 albums were voted by you as the best of the best this year! More »