A music blog filled with new discoveries, edits, mash-ups and general musical inspirations by DJ Glamjack, an artist and enthusiast of dance, disco, house and left field music based in Brooklyn, NY.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I Want To Rock With You
I have been away this whole weekend upstate communing with nature and there is nothing better than to re-energize at the site of trees and breathe the mountain air. Recently I posted a picture titled "Artist in his studio" from this legendary and one of my favorite '70s producer, songwriter and performer Italian native Giorgio Moroder, who is credited to bring synthesizers to the front with his significant influence on New Wave, house, techno and electronic music. Giorgio founded the former Musicland Studios in Munich. Well known for his work with the legendary Donna Summer with the groundbreaking disco songs "Love to Love You Baby" and the pulsating "I Feel Love" revolutionizing dance music. He has worked with The Three Degrees, Sparks, David Bowie, Irene Cara, Madleen Kane, Melissa Manchester, Blondie, Japan and France Joli. Mr. Moroder did some ground breaking film scores as well. The theme from the film Midnight Express "Chase" won him an Academy Award for best film score in 1978. Here is a wonderful song called "I Want To Rock With You" featured from his 1979 classic LP E=MC2. The text on the album's cover stated that is was the "first electronic live-to-digital album". He has also released three albums between 1977-1979 under the name Munich Machine. During the '80s Moroder worked with Philip Oakey of The Human League releasing "Together in Electric Dreams" and created the score for the film Top Gun. Also, in 1984 he compiled a new restoration and edit of the famous silent film Metropolis and provided a contemporary soundtrack to the film known as the "Moroder version". In 1997, Moroder reunited with Donna Summer and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording for the song "Carry On".