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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Giorgio Moroder

Posted by Amoebite, April 4, 2016 07:42pm | Post a Comment

Giorgio Moroder Amoeba What's In My Bag?

"There is America, there is England, and there is Sweden, and slowly they are taking over." You heard it here first folks: Sweden is taking over the US and England! Well, at least according to legendary producer/artist Giorgio Moroder, as he talks about the incredible musical talent coming from the Scandinavian country. Amoeba San Francisco, recently had the pleasure of hosting a signing of the disco/electronic-music pioneer's latest album, Deja Vu. Beforehand, the affable Moroder went record shopping at the store and shared his picks with us.

In 1966 Moroder began releasing singles under the name Giorgio, working in studios in Berlin and Munich before beginning a long and fruitful partnership with musician/producer Pete Bellotte and disco diva Donna Summer for her debut LP, Lady of the Night. A year later Summer's "Love to Love You Baby" became an international hit.

Giorgio Moroder Deja Vu

In 1978 Moroder began delving into film music, crafting original scores for FoxesAmerican GigoloCat People, and Scarface, among others. The following year he released his first solo album, E=MC². Over the course of much of the '90s and '00s, Moroder scored video games, films, and worked on assorted non-musical projects. In 2013, he contributed to Daft Punk's Random Access Memories album. His most recent album, Deja Vu, features guest vocalists Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Sia, and Kelis. Moroder also DJs on the international circuit, with his next gig planned for summer 2016 in Paris.

Moroder starts his picks off with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's album of duets, Cheek To Cheek. Bennett, says Moroder, is one of the best singers ever and considers Lady Gaga to be one of the great singers of today. Another favorite voice of his: Sam Smith, who Moroder considers a "wonderful human being." Up next is Disclosure (who Mr. Smith has worked with) and their album Settle. Moroder also talks meeting Sky Ferreira at the GRAMMY Awards. But who is his Swedish pick that just may help take over the States and the UK? Watch the video to find out:

Giorgio Moroder - What's in My Bag?
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