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By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

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Giorgio Moroder is making music in 2014, and unlike many of his contemporaries, he’s refusing to merely wallow in nostalgia and ride the Daft Punk disco gravy train. No, he’s working on anew album said to be influenced by contemporary EDM, and he’s making trap remixes of his old shit. Like this, from the SCarface soundtrack.

The trap starts at 1:45. Doesn’t last for long, and modernites might demand more kick and complain about the lack of compression, but fuck them, Giorgio Moroder is cognisant in 2014 and that is fucking awesome.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 8th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Moroder

Anyone seen video of this? Was he actually pushing any buttons? What was he using? CDJs? Traktor? Or did his “musical director”, mentioned at the start do all the lifting? Enquiring minds yadda yadda…

Via TLOBF:

Despite being a disco legend, Giorgio Moroder had never got behind a pair of decks before. Until last night, that is, when the recent Daft Punk collaborator performed his first ever DJ set live in New York.

Part of the billing for Red Bull Music Academy’s night at Brooklyn club Output, Moroder spun some of his career-long back-catalogue, Donna Summer was in abundance, as well as Random Access Memories track ‘Giorgio by Moroder’.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

By Akira The Don on Monday, February 6th, 2012

This was made in 1982.

Motherfucker, if you out this out NOW people would call it futuristic.

Shit.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, February 6th, 2012

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

“Populate!”

Another smash from the incredible Kells. THANK YOU.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

By Akira The Don on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

This performance is etched into my soul forever. To me, Bobby Farrel WAS Rasputin.

How strange that he died on the same day, IN RUSSIA.

RIP.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, December 30th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010

The homie Lee Henshaw just sent me this, which is awesome, as I have wanted to see it for ages! Forsooth:

This 1979 documentary film focuses on gangs such as the savage skulls & nomads who occupied areas of the South Bronx. Perhaps even more compelling is considering that the backdrop and social conditions in this film are a ‘far cry’ from the lifestyle being promoted through disco music and film. Perhaps this answers questions to why many people took preference over the funk records which arguably paved the way for Hip Hop culture.

Read more about it here.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, November 29th, 2010