Last night, I had the great pleasure of witnessing the legendary Giorgio Moroder play his first DJ set. Red Bull Music Academy’s Deep Space party, which took place at Output in Williamsburg, will surely go down as one of the highlights of this year’s festivities.
It’s difficult to portray in words the sheer elation that everyone in the venue expressed as Mororder, now 73, stepped on stage and took to his vocoder saying “Good evening ladies and gentlemen… I am Giorgio Moroder.” He really needed no introduction. This man is the pioneer of dance music. If you’re a fan of the genre, it really doesn’t get much better than being in the presence of such greatness and dancing your heart out.
The set was a trip back in time though his extensive production catalogue, and as you might expect, included the new Daft Punk track “Giorgio by Moroder,” and was filled with timeless Donna Summer tunes like “Love To Love You Baby,” “I Feel Love” and “Hot Stuff.”
Listen to the full set below, it includes some priceless stories he shared with the audience about his journey into music and time working with Donna Summer.
Moments ago, Madonna accepted the Top Touring Artist award from Will.I.Am at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. She rocked a fabulous punk look, complete with oversized sunglasses and killer stockings!
Before she took the stage, we got our first look at a brilliant extended trailer of the MDNA Tour! It looks like they have done a phenomenal job with it, and we can’t wait to see the full show on Epix next month!
She also took home the awards for Top Dance Artist and Top Dance Album! Congratulations, Madonna!
Also, check out her backstage interview with our pal Keith Caulfield! And follow us on Instagram for backstage photos!
I’m kinda in love with this freshly leaked Lana Del Rey demo, “Queen of Disaster.” Despite the lyrical content, it’s an upbeat sixties-style number that strays away from the melancholy sound we’ve been accustomed to from Lana!
Apparently, this track was recorded back in 2011 and produced by Chris Braide, who also did “Million Dollar Man.”
Britney Spears has contributed a super pop song to the Smurfs 2 soundtrack. Despite being produced by Dr. Luke, Ammo and Cirkut, Ooh La La gives me distinct Marvin Solveig ‘Hello’ vibes. And of course the “Ooh La La” line instantly reminds me of Madonna‘s far superior ‘Superstar.’
Turns out this is just a demo….
If you ask me, Mariah Carey was the only thing worth watching American Idol for this year. Last night, she performed new single #Beautiful and a lighting fast medley of her hits, including Vision of Love, Make It Happen, My All, Hero, and We Belong Together on the season finale.
The latest in the Hard Candy remix series comes courtesy of Toronto-based producer Mix Chopin. An eclectic House offering which blends together some of our favorites, including Disclosure, Cassian, and & Azari III, alongside some material that’s new to our ears.
“Neptune is a journey through the many different realms of House Music. It features a school of the great production masters from around the world, as well as an exclusive sneak peek into some deliquescent new Mix Chopin material. Join me as I take you from the wave break to the bottom of the ocean and back again.”
Birdy Nam Nam – Defiant Order (Original Mix)
Oliver – Night Is On My Mind (Original Mix)
Strip Steve – Money Trouble Funk (Original Mix)
Lafayette – Mauvaise Mine (Jupiter remix)
Waze and Odyssey – I Want You You You (Original Mix)
D.I.M. – Dragon (Original Mix)
Cassian – Reach For Love (Original Mix)
Azari & III – Reckless With Your Love (Tensnake Remix)
Strip Steve – Breakin (Lorenz Rhode Remix)
Breakbot – By Your Side, Part 2 (feat. Pacific!)
Mix Chopin – MC² (Original Mix)
Chris Malinchak – At Night (Original Mix)
DJ EQ – Appleseed (Moonchild Remix )
Tiam Wills – Hardiscount (Alec Carlsson Remix)
Disclosure – What’s In Your Head (Original Mix)
Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band – The Secret Life of Us (Directors Cut Signature Dub)
Copy Paste Soul – Let It Go (Original Mix)
“Am I weird to dance alone late at night?”
Janelle Monae has just released the video for her impossibly good collaboration with Erykah Badu aka Badoula Oblongata, and as you might expect it’s damn near perfection. Ultra sleek black and white visuals and attitude for days from the stunning ladies, we’re obsessed! Seriously, How amazing do they look? What a pair!
It’s so great Janelle puts so much effort into the visuals, as well as the music. She’s the total package, and these days those artists are few and far between!