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The amazing Mr Moroder!, 10 July 2013
Disco music was loathed by rock fans and journalists alike, for all the obvious reasons: disco was mostly black music, or French, or worse still, German! Disco was mostly loved by gays, blacks and latino's the world over - every reason for red blooded white male rock admirers to hate it even more. The now famous (or infamous) 'Disco Demolition Night' back in 1979 resulted in a harsh backlash against the music, which to many had become overblown and out of date. But it never went away. Donna Summer carried on, scoring hit after hit even without the aid of producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. She had risen to fame with the help of Giorgio Moroder and his collaborator Bellotte back in the early seventies, and together the trio came up with not only hit after hit, but had created an entire soundscape, a sound so loved the world over that people from Daft Punk and Lady Gaga are still influenced by and using it's sounds to this day. As I write the current number one album around the world is Daft Punk's new venture which includes a lengthy homage to Moroder as the original disco pioneer and user of electronica in modern pop music. Forget Kraftwerk for a moment, it was Giorgio who was using synths and moogs way before they had grown out of their lederhosen. So, back to those white rock fans and their mild appreciation of electronica ONLY in that of Kraftwerk (four men dressed in suits, no women, no gays, no blacks in sight) . . Racism, misogyny and bigotry still prevail in many music fans and music journalists, and as a result 'disco' and all it once stood for is still derided. So very wrong on all levels, but Giorgio Moroder remains pivotal in the evolution of dance and the whole electronica movement, and this release solidifies his rising talent now more than forty years ago in this much anticipated and welcome addition to his catalogue. Awesome stuff.