Giorgio Moroder Discusses Collaborating On Daft Punk's New Album 'Random Access Memories'
In this exclusive video--part of The Collaborators series directed by Ed Lachman--we talk to Giorgio Moroder, the legendary producer, about his collaboration with Daft Punk on their new album Random Access Memories.
Most anyone but dance music historians are familiar with the work of legendary Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder without knowing who the hell the guy is. Songs like Donna Summer’s "Love to Love Ya Baby" and "I Feel Love," Irene Cara’s "Flashdance… What a Feeling" from the movie Flashdance and Berlin’s "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun are a few of Moroder’s more recognizable songs. And who could forget Kenny Loggins’ "Danger Zone." Yup, that’s Moroder’s too. In total, the producer, performer, and songwriter’s list of credits reads like Meryl Streep’s resume. And it might be even longer—though Moroder never got to sleep with Jeremy Irons (so far as we know).
What’s perhaps more impressive than the amount of great dance, pop. and soundtrack music Moroder has written is the scope of his compositions. Much of his soundtrack work, including the 1978 theme from Midnight Express (the score for the movie earned him his first Academy Award), varies greatly in sound and scope. A few of his other most recognized soundtracks include American Gigolo, Scarface, and Superman III, but Moroder also scored The Neverending Story 1 and 2. And he’s been handsomely rewarded for his efforts. In total Moroder has taken home three Academy Awards and three Grammys.
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