Producer Giorgio Moroder Discusses Working With Daft Punk and EDM

first_imgIn a candid interview from The Creators Project (an ongoing global arts and technology initiative created by Intel and Vice in order to support visionary artists, musicians, and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression), Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, pioneer of electronic dance music production, discusses everything from Daft Punk’s new album Random Access Memories and working with them on it, his early work with Donna Summer which revolutionized EDM, “4 on the floor” beats, 120 bpm’s and their correlation to the heart, the wild parties in Ibiza, and why dance music is the new “pop of the world”.He also talks about the first time he heard “One More Time” and how impressed he was, as well as how the duo of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter are absolute perfectionists, which gives us a good idea of why it takes Daft Punk so long to come out with an album.As Moroder explains, “It’s time to have something new in the dance world….this is like a step forward. They had to do something which is different….still dance, still electronic, but give that human touch back.”For those of you that may not be familiar with Giorgio Moroder, he has worked with artists such as Donna Summer, David Bowie, Blondie, Freddie Mercury (Queen), Japan, Pat Benatar, and many more.  He is also responsible for the soundtracks to such movies as Scarface, Midnight Express, Battlestar Galactica, American Gigolo, Superman II, and The NeverEnding Story.  And his beats have been sampled by Rick Ross, DJ Shadow, RZA, Mobb Deep, OutKast, Lil’ Wayne, and Madonna.  Yeah, basically he is the man. Check out his original song “From Here to Eternity” below and see where Daft Punk got their early influences from, as well as Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby” for that disco fix that you know you want.Check out the interview with Giorgio Moroder here:Giorgio Moroder “From Here to Eternity”:“Love to Love You Baby”:last_img read more

Hansom: Shape up

first_imgRe-rootedHS2 could very well be derailed after receiving a blow to its plans to knock down everything in its path, as a highly prized tree along the route was crowned 2015’s Tree of the Year by the Woodland Trust. The ancient pear tree in Cubbington, Warwickshire – which is believed to have been growing for over 250 years – pipped nine other finalists to the title. HS2 officials say its hollow trunk means it will have to be felled, but said younger trees would be planted in the area to offset its loss. Opposition groups say the award sends a “clear message” to politicians about the high-speed line. HS2 may have to pear back its plans.There goes the neighbourhoodJeremy Corbyn may be on the hard left of the political spectrum, but this has not stopped his Labour party picking the upmarket Kensington High Street as the home of its new headquarters. A Labour insider suggested to the Financial Times the move may only be temporary, adding the party had moved to a cheap “shell” building rather than something more befitting of their surroundings in London’s richest borough, and could be there for as little as four months. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of the move is that the Daily Mail will be one of the party’s neighbours on Kensington High Street, which of course has succumbed to Corbynmania, or rather, anti-Corbynmania.Chew storyFeel guilty about scoffing more calories than the recommended daily allowance? You’re not alone. A new piece of research by found male construction workers in the UK eat on average 4,000 calories a day – 1,500 more than the government recommended amount. When asked about the most common meals they ate during a normal working day, the most popular answers were: breakfast baguettes, meat pie/pasties, burger and chips, a fry-up and fried chicken. Only 4% said they regularly had a salad, while the other 96% presumably had hands so greasy they were unable to complete the survey.Down the kitchen sinkPeter Bonfield’s review of the government’s energy efficiency policy may not need to look any further than the millions of Brits who are apparently throwing away money on inefficient energy habits in the kitchen. A survey by an online appliances retailer has revealed that many homeowners have attitudes and usage habits that are inadvertently costing them a fortune by wasting energy. The survey says 47% regularly boil more water than they need while using the kettle, and one in five use their dishwasher before it is full. Just 11% fill their freezer to its full capacity, meaning most are freezing air rather than produce. Mark Kelly, marketing manager at the firm behind the survey,, warns ominously: “Many are sleepwalking into paying much more than they need to, and probably aren’t even aware they are doing anything wrong.”Sold down the riverGarden Bridge-watchers may be interested to note that a consequence of the development is the planned relocation of Second World War ship HQS Wellington to accommodate the blooming bridge. The ship has been moored on the Thames since 1948. It will be moved to a site at Temple Stairs, which will in turn have the knock-on effect of the proposed Thames Baths swimming area being moved up or down river.Source: Anwar Hussein / Empics EntertainmentGrin and bear itI’m sure the partners of Arcadis – the UK consultant formerly known as EC Harris and Hyder respectively – are as fit and active a bunch as you can expect a group of largely middle-aged QSs and engineers to be. Which is why I reacted with alarm when news reached me that the partners’ annual team away day was being organised by Bear Grylls Survival Academy. Instructors from the Mission Survive TV host’s own company, apparently took the group out after a morning of solid rain. One can only hope, for the sake of Arcadis’ long-term health, that Grylls (pictured) applies the same rules to his survival academy as to his own TV programme – in which he has been accused of exaggerating his endurance missions.last_img read more

Caster Semenya allowed to compete without medication lowering her testosterone after IAAF ruling suspended

first_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Source: Athletics – Funny Moments Of Football Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Amazing movies best funny animalscenter_img Animals are so funny that you can die of laughter CASTER SEMENYA can keep racing without medication to lower her testosterone levels after a controversial IAAF ruling was suspended.The double Olympic 800m champion won an appeal against a rule change forcing her to alter hormone levels to compete in 400m to 1500m events.Middle-distance star Caster Semenya can run without taking substances to lower testosterone but the IAAF could yet fight backAP:Associated PressSouth African Semenya, 28, was overjoyed at the verdict – but the IAAF have until June 25 to respond as the debate still rages.After successfully appealing against athletics’ chiefs, Semenya released a statement saying: “I am thankful to the Swiss judges for this decision.“I hope that following my appeal I will once again be able to run free.”The four-time world champ had lost a landmark case five weeks ago.The Court of Arbitration for Sport decided then she might have to lower her levels of testosterone.But Cas accepted the regulations might not be sustained and could even be delayed for more detailed scientific research.And now Semenya has had the ruling suspended by the Swiss Supreme Court.Her status and career were first undermined when it was revealed she was subjected to gender testing in 2009.CONTROVERSY CONTINUESSome thought the tests were demeaning while others argued they were necessary.The results were never made public but it is understood Semenya was found to have both male and female characteristics. Semenya, though, continued to compete and add to her titles.Then research commissioned by the IAAF in 2017 suggested female athletes with higher testosterone levels had a competitive advantage of up to three per cent over other runners.Semenya, backed by South African athletics chiefs, fought the ruling.She argued there was no proof high testosterone levels were a benefit to “DSD” [disorders/differences in sex development] athletes. Semenya claimed the ruling was “discriminatory, unnecessary, unreliable and disproportionate” and should be “declared invalid and void with immediate effect”.The arguments and legal wrangled have merely increased in the past two years.And with the IAAF pondering what action to take next, neither side can yet claim “victory” or a decisive verdict. Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!!last_img read more