Moroder: the innovative king of electronic and disco music MADE IN ITALY.
Right Here, Right Now di GIORGIO MORODER per la principessa del POP Kylie Minogue
Watch edited highlights from disco legend GIORGIO MORODER'S headline set at Electronic Beats Festival Vienna.
Brian Eno already in the 70s defines his music "the sound of the future", convinced that it will change the disco music for the next 15 years.
1975-Donna Summer - Love To Love You Baby
Among his biggest hit singles are Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff and I Feel Love, Kenny Loggins’ Danger Zone, David Bowie’s Putting Out the Fire and Blondie’s Call Me and the remix for Midnight of the Coldplay. All these songs left an indelible mark in all those born between the 60s and the 70s, and keep being rediscovered by younger generations.
Moroder was born in 1940 in a family of sculptors, painters and writers of Val Gardena in the Dolomites. Self-taught, he learned to play the guitar when he is fifteen and, still very young, between 1959 and 1966, started touring Europe with several bands including The Happy Trio.
The first real breakthrough came in '67 in Berlin with Ich Sprenge At Ketten, attributed to Ricky Shayne.
Since then, Moroder has worked with several of the biggest names in music, including: Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Cher, Roger Daltrey, Janet Jackson, Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, and Pat Benatar.
His many innovative film scores include three Academy Award winners. The first came for his score to the 1978 film Midnight Express. The second recognized was Irene Cara’s inspirational hit, Flashdance, from the film of the same title. Lastly, Take My Breath Away from the film, Top Gun, brought him his third Academy Award.
His first Academy Award in '78 with The Chase, from the soundtrack of midnight express by Alan Parker by Brad Davis and Randy Quaid.
1983: Flashdance by Adrian Lyne with Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri, his second Award
1986: Top Gun, his third Award with the song Take My Breath Away.
Compositions by Moroder have also contributed to numerous other hit films such as: Paul Schrader's American Gigolo with Richard Gere, Superman III, Rambo III, Beverly Hills Cop II, and the score for the 1983 gangster epic, Scarface. In 1984, along with Klaus Doldinger, wrote the soundtrack of The Never Ending Story by Wolfgang Petersen and he composed for the movie Inglorious Bastards the song Cat People, sung by David Bowie. In the same year, he composed the new rock soundtrack for the restored edition of the film Metropolis by Fritz Lang, who has not failed to ignite a lively debate between those in favour and those against it. Among the songs in its soundtrack there is Love Kills, made in collaboration with Freddie Mercury of the Queen.
Already in 1978 he co-works at the soundtrack of Thanks to God it's Friday and winsa prize for the best song (Last Dance), written by Paul Jabara and sung in the movie by Donna Summer.
1980: American Gigolò by Paul Schrader with Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.
1982: Cat people by Paul Schrader with Nastassja Kinski and Malcolm McDowell.
1984:The Never Ending Story by Wolfgang Petersen with Barret Oliver and Noah Hathaway.
1984: Metropolis by Fritz Lang color version, with a new soundtrack by Moroder).
2008: Bastardi senza gloria, con la canzone Cat People cantata da David Bowie.
1998, he received his third Grammy for the song “Carry On,” performed by Donna Summer.
Moroder’s creativity has also entered the realms of sports and global affairs. He wrote the songs “Reach Out” for the 1984 Olympics, “Hand in Hand” for the 1988 Olympics, the worldwide hit song “Un Estate Italiana” for the 1990 Soccer World Cup in Italy, and “Forever Friends” for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In 2013, he collaborated on the song “Giorgio by Moroder” with the acclaimed electronic duo, Daft Punk, ushering a resurgence of Moroder’s work and earning his 4th Grammy award.
His album Deja Vu, which was released on Sony/ RCA in 2015 featured collaborations with Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Matthew Koma, Mikky Ekko, Sia and more.
Déjà vu, FEAT with Sia.
Get ready to dance: from Wired Next Fest 2014 in Milan in this video Giorgio Moroder's largest maker of electronic music as a DJ and it portrays his greatest successes (I Feel Love to Never Ending Story, from Take My Breath Away in Magic Nights, from Hot stuff to Call Me until the very last remix made for Midnight Coldplay).