Even if you haven’t heard of Giorgio Moroder, you will have definitely listened to his material. The Italian music mogul has been labelled a pioneer of Italian disco and EDM as well as being credited for the creation of several music genres such as new wave, house and techno. In his musical career, the songwriter, DJ and record producer has worked with some HUGE names from 80’s pop sensations to modern day artists. His list of achievements is startling and it’s no wonder he’s racked up 3 Academy Awards, 4 Golden Globes and 4 Grammys in his time.
Giorgio will be making an appearance at Armani / Privē this Halloween October 31st. You can get your ticketshereto see this absolute legend.
In the meantime, we thought we’d round up some of his most notable collaborations. Prepare for some amazing throwbacks…
1. I feel love – Donna Summer
Giorgio is known for his work with Donna
Summer. Thanks to producing a string of chart toppers, he propelled the young
starlet into musical fame. Let us take you back to this absolute banger from
1977. It still sounds just as fresh now as it did then…
2. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
1986 action film Top Gun featured a number
of hits that gave the film its legendary soundtrack. Giorgio worked with Berlin
to produce “Take My Breath Away”, but our favourite from Tom Cruise’s best
known film is Danger Zone, which Moroder produced with Kenny Loggins.
3. Push It To The Limit from the Scarface Soundtrack – Paul Angeman
Another movie classic, Giorgio produced
“Push It To The Limit” for the 1983 motion picture. It has since been sampled
and remixed by Giorgio himself and a number of other artists. It has even
featured in an episode of The
Simpsons and South Park.
4. Never Ending Story – Limahl
Whilst we’re in the 80’s, it would be rude not to mention “Never Ending Story”. The 1984 soundtrack to the popular film of the same name topped the charts in Europe and the US. Giorgio produced the song with Keith Forsey who wrote the lyrics. It was sung at the time by 80’s popstar, Limahl. However, it recently saw a resurrection thanks to being featured in the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, which sees the characters doing their own rendition of the song. Check it out in that episode here:
5. Call Me – Blondie
Giorgio was really killing it in the 80’s and we could easily pick a top ten just from that era, but we’re going to finish the decade with, “Call Me” by Blondie. Moroder produced the song for the 1980 film, American Gigolo and on its release, the track dominated the Billboard Hot 100 at number 1 for six weeks in the US, as well as topping the charts in the UK and Canada.
6. Giorgio by Moroder – Giorgio Moroder & Daft Punk
Ok, as promised, I’m letting go of the 80’s
and moving on. Daft Punk worked with Giorgio on this track named after the man
himself. It features some very cool audio from the producer talking about how
at only 16, he knew he wanted to get out of his small town life and pursue his
dream to become a musician and composer. It has a very chilled but electronic
vibe that we love.
7. Déjà vu – Giorgio Moroder ft. Sia
Moroder teamed up with vocal powerhouse, Sia for this modern pop track. Sia has become famous in the last few years in her own right, thanks to a string of hits that she has written and produced for herself and other big artists. This pairing with Giorgio seems like a match made in heaven.
8. Tom’s Diner – Giorgio Moroder ft. Britney
Another collaboration, Giorgio reproduced
Suzanne Vegas 1984 song, ‘Tom’s Diner’ and featured pop princess, Britney Spears.
The partnership saw the song revived with a modern day edge to it that had fans
singing its praises.
9. Right Here, Right Now – Giorgio Moroder ft. Kylie
His other 2015 pop princess collab featured
Australian pint-sized singer Kylie Minogue. The funky dance track was well
received by critics who commented on Moroder’s ever-evolving sound and ability
to stay ahead of modern music through the decades.
10. The Moroder Supercar – Cizeta Moroder V16T
You were expecting another song weren’t
you? Well, just to mix things up we thought we’d give you a fun fact about Mr
Moroder. He’s the only musician to have a supercar named after him. Check out
this beauty…the Cizeta Moroder V16T:
Armani / Privē is located at Burj Khalifa. For reservations and more info, call +971 052 176 9420 or +971 4 888 330. Tickets for Giorgio Moroder are Dhs 200 and available from Platinum List here.