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Last night, for the very first time, Disco legend and arguably the father of modern dance music, Giorgio Moroder, performed at the Output club in Brooklyn for the Red Bull Music Academy. Best known for his work with Donna Summer, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Daft Punk and scores for Scarface and Flashdance, Moroder drew hundreds out to BK for this landmark performance…and we were one of the lucky few who got to witness it first hand!
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Matt Hill, better known as synth composer Umberto, gives us ‘Confrontations’- a lurid album jammed with an italo-disco/soundtrack-esque mood that will make you travel into a creepy foreign landscape once your eyelids shut.
Hill’s sounds in “Confrontations” are more defined from 70’s synth pop punctuations, relatively different than his three previous and more giallo directed productions. It’s impossible not to name drop horror genre maestro Dario Argento for all the imagery in the tracks, but mix it with some flickering Giorgio Morder disco and get caught in the hypnotic road trip Umberto wants you to ride. Continue Reading
Okay so here’s what we know:
Gérard de la Disco is (was?) allegedly a “disco legend” who’s tracks are just now surfacing. His remix of Giorgio Moroder‘s classic, “From Here to Eternity” has been entered in this contest with his consent. Moroder is a pioneer and godfather of electronic music and disco; the original is of course a timeless masterpiece. But you already knew that. Gérard, on the other hand? Who knows. Fun story? Actual legend? No idea. The individual who sent me this did a good job of being equally mysterious. In any event, listen, enjoy, and be sure to vote for it in the remix competition. If the track does well in this contest, we’ve been told to stay tuned for more music from Gérard as more of his body of work begins to see the light of day (there is more).
Luca Venezia AKA Drop The Lime AKA Curses! has just put out a new summer mix this morning — including some fantastic grooving Chicago and New York House that works perfectly for any summertime soiree. He’s incorporated some “oldies but goodies” in this thirty-four minute mix — with submissions from Giorgio Moroder, Adonis, Raz, and a pair of originals that Luca has put out under the Curses! alias. Download it below. √+ Continue Reading
For the 72nd installment of The Dirt, I’m teaming up with GDD’s newest member Tamara Sky, who also happens to be my sister in Overthrow. We’ve packed together some of our secret weapons to kick-start your summer indulgences. If you get really turned on by Tamara’s picks, you can catch her tonight at VERSUS. 10 tracks for download after the jump.
In 2004 I came across an amazing song called Silver Clouds by Photocall. The deep synth lines, breathy vocals, vocoder and retro-futuristic funky minimal bassline got me hooked! Looking for more, I was surprised it was the only single they had…until now. Continue Reading