During the recent Internatonal Music Summit’s ‘IMS Engage’ in L.A. many artists and influentials in the entertainment industry got together to share experiences and views on the future of dance music. One of the interviews stood out, it was the one on one that Pete Tong would have with the godfather of disco (and perhaps dance music): Giorgio Moroder.
BBC 1’s Pete Tong, initiator and founder of IMS sat down with the Italian producer for a 45 minute talk spanning a range of subjects. Like how the bassline for Donna Summer‘s ‘I Feel Love‘ originated, or his love for the Moog synthesizer, a returning instrument in many of Giorgio’s tracks and film scores.
Of course the conversation also leads to Giorgio’s reclaimed rise to glory through his collaboration with Daft Punk on their record-breaking 2013 album ‘Random Access Memories’. Of which he states that, at first, the work process with the French duo was rather mysterious and had no idea what was eventually going to happen with what he had done with them in the studio, until only weeks before the actual release.
Eventually Giorgio turns things around and starts taking on the role of interviewer. He asks Pete Tong about his moving from London to LA. After raising the question what studio Pete is currently using in LA fro his BBC 1 radio shows, Pete replies that he doesn’t and that he broadcasts the shows from his new home – the toilet to be more precise.
Check out the full video here!
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