Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Collaborator Giorgio Moroder Talks Disco, Daft, and Donna
Italo disco legend Giorgio Moroder revealed some interesting tidbits when he sat down with Vice's Creator's Project recently to talk about his part in Daft Punk's upcoming album Random Access Memories. The dancefloor luminary talks about the heyday of disco music, how a horrible bassline remains in Donna Summer's disco-defining hit "I Feel Love", and how the robots are adding a "human touch" to today's dance music.
Let's take a step back for a second. When I think about Daft Punk finally coming out with a new album, I can't help but tear up a little bit. They truly turn my black leather heart into some glowing orb of life force and uncontrollable revelry.
Watch Episode 1 with Giorgio Moroder and some more song clips from Daft Punk's album:
The Creator's Project is launching an entire webseries dedicated to the making of Memories, working in parallel with the huge anticipation for French dance duo's full-fledged studio return since 2005's Human After All. The Tron:Legacy soundtrack kind of counts, but is definitely not on the same level. Plus, longtime Daft Punk fans and djs alike couldn't be more thrilled that the helmeted ones have enlisted people like songwriter Paul Williams, Chic frontman Nile Rodgers, and musician Chilly Gonzales for their latest effort.
Aviciis and Skrillexes of the world: Get ready to bow down.
Daft Punk's fourth album Random Access Memories is slated to be released May 17 in Europe, May 20 in the UK, and May 21 in the US (arg!).