Remember last May when URB editor Josh Glazer broke the news of Giorgio Moroder‘s involvement with the new Daft Punk album during a keynote interview at IMS? The italo-disco godfather retells his story of being in the studio with the French robots, along with a lot more in this video released by Daft Punk. Their insanely crazy anticipated fourth album, Random Access Memories is out May 21 on Columbia Records.
A few folks might have Daft Punk fatigue after the endless unsubstantiated rumors that flew around SXSW last week. Those 12 people can stop reading here. For the ret of us, today the publicity gods handed down an album title, Random Access Memories, and more importantly, a release date—May 21. Also exciting is the fact that Panda Bear from Animal Collective and Chilly Gonzalez have been added to the list of album collaborators that already included disco legends Nigel Rogers and Giorgio Moroder.
Just days into reeling from the passing of one of the most incredible voices in music, fans should find some solace in knowing that the whole of the dance world mourns the death of Donna Summer along side them. Debuting a tribute he wrote to the disco queen’s most notorious hit some six years back, hard dance troublemaker Boys Noize show off a surprisingly more subtle side of his production style in a bootleged ode to “I Feel Love“.
Arpeggiated and pitch-bended to near perfection the end result, entitled “Donnstag“, is softer and more seductive that perhaps even the original. All in all the result is bliss and introspective, a perfect way to remember those beautiful days when just closing your eyes and tuning out was a brand new experience, when the multi-colored lights of the discotheque were so impressive you …
Last Friday, we let you know that legendary Donna Summer producer Giorgio Moroder revealed that he had gone into the studio with Daft Punk. Now, IMS has released video footage of the conversation during which Moroder gives details as to what exactly went on inside the robot’s studio. The clip also features some interesting footage of Minus artist Ambivalent discussing a recent tour of India, Carl Cox giving the business to Loco Dice, and Chic guitarist/songwriter Nile Rodgers playing guitar for Pete Tong. The big reveal happens about five minutes into the conversation.