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

Daniel Dubois’ sister Caroline closer to Olympics 2020 dream after winning in qualifiers to go to 40-0 in amateurs

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Best caption wins🏆 Credit @4×4 TEAM GB boxing sensation Caroline Dubois took a giant leap towards the Summer Olympics with a qualifier win in her first ever senior bout.The reigning Junior Olympics champ stepped up to face Belarus ace Ala Staradub and wowed the Copperbox with the sublime southpaw skills that secured her a 40-0 amateur record.Caroline Dubois put on an impressive performance at the Copper Box ArenaCredit: Rex FeaturesThe 19-year-old confidently won her first ever senior boutCredit: Rex FeaturesThe 19-year-old sister of British heavyweight king Daniel started her 60kgs bout well scoring with jabs, lead right hooks and a straight left.Staradab was always charging forward but the wonderkid was not for wilting and dominated the opener on the back foot.The second round was not as pretty, as both women tired but all the judges gave the round to Dubois as she was harder to hit and connected with a selection of her own punches.And the third session was an exercise in seeing out an elite-level victory as the freakishly talented teenager finished the fight and got her hand raised.The red-hot prospect said: “This is the first fight, it is always the worst one and I can be better.”Big bro Daniel, who faces 2016 Olympic silver winner Joe Joyce on April 11, tweeted: “First one down, well done Caroline”.The reigning BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year has only just begun her uphill battle, however.Next up is No1 seed and 39-year-old veteran Mira Potkonen who won a bronze in Rio by beating Irish icon Katie Taylor.But the dream teen is far from worried.Dubois said: “She only has two arms, two legs and one brain, same as I have. And to be the best, you have to beat the best”.But Dubois will avoid what was considered a tough fight with 35-year-old pro and former five-year WBC champion Delfine Persoon in the semis. A rule change meant paid fighters could compete in Tokyo and Persoon, who was handed a controversial points loss to Taylor in June, was targeting Tokyo.But, moments after Dubois got her win, the Belgian veteran and former policewoman was beaten on points and out of the competition.Meanwhile Frazer Clarke walked through his first Tokyo 2020 qualifier after his opponent’s dreams went down the toilet.Clemente Russo, the 37-year-old Italian veteran who beat Deontay Wilder at the 2008 games to land a silver, pulled out of their super-heavyweight clash after stomach trouble kept him in his hotel room.Clarke, 28, will now be fresh for the next round at East London’s CopperBox having gone through without throwing or shipping a single punch.Gutted Russo wrote on social media: “Hi guys, soon I should have been going to the ring to play the first qualifying match for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.Caroline Dubois was praised by her big pro on Twitter after the winCredit: Getty Images – Getty“Unfortunately and with regret, you won’t see me fight today. Due to poor digestion I am stuck in the room for 24 hours.“I tried to train, I tried to react but I am somewhat debilitated and will not allow me to play the match.“I tried to recover but I am debilitated and will not allow me to play the match.”🥊 The perfect start for Youth Olympic champion Caroline Dubois at the Copper Box Arena 💪She records a dominant 5-0 points victory over Ana Staradub of Belarus in the women’s lightweight division to move closer to Tokyo qualification 🇬🇧#BeInTheirCorner #RoadToTokyo— Team GB (@TeamGB) March 14, 2020Fans fear for Joe Joyce as Daniel Dubois shows off his explosive power in training ahead of all-British boxing showdown 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Source: Boxing – People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopter REAL vs FAKE GOLD Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.last_img read more

Tusker retain Premier League title!

first_imgCoach Robert Matano celebrated his second league title in three years after the side he inherited from Sammy Omollo crushed City Stars 3-0 at Hope Centre to win the diadem by a solitary point on a gripping day of Kenyan football.Dominic Odipo, who had not scored for the entire season was the toast for Tusker with a brace with Fred Ojwang putting the gross on the scoreline at the end.At City, the Green Army support was left crestfallen despite Rama Salim giving them ten minutes of hope when he cancelled out Kennedy Odhiambo first half opener.Leopards who started the day third on goal difference from the champions on 57 points one adrift of their archrivals saw their aspirations washed away by Jonathan Mwangi’s 16th minute breakaway strike.“I promised to defend the title when I came here 10 games ago and that is what has happened today.“I’m so happy for this team because they played like the champions they are,” Matano who led Sofapaka to the title in 2009 said after the final whistle.Tusker now qualify to represent Kenya at the CAF Champions League for the second season running keen to improve on their first-round exit earlier this year.For Leopards who needed six second half goals to overhaul the Brewers from their perch, defeat was laced with optimism.“I’m sorry to our fans for not winning the title but my boys played like champions since we did not fail.“If we would have lost by ten points, that would have been a failure but losing the title by only three points will make us come back stronger nexts season” said Leopards coach Jan Koops who put a brave face to his team’s inability to breach a well drilled Chemelil side.Gor and their fervent fans were inconsolable at the final whistle after seeing their first chance to win the trophy in 17 years ended by a dogged Thika side with rioting among some of the disgruntled supporters marring what was a carnival before kick-off.Their famed Green Army had packed their City Stadium citadel to the rafters three hours before kick-off and some were overwhelmed by grief when the match ended with some vexed supporters pelting the SuperSport Outside Broadcasting van with stones that led to the shattering of the windscreen.Gor had won eight straight matches before Saturday having not dropped points since their 2-2 draw against Mathare in August prior to their failed appointment with destiny to aggravate their huge sense of loss.The two giants of Kenyan football meet again next weekend to contest the semi of the Football Kenya Federation Cup in Nairobi.“We still have the Cup to play for andd my work is to get the boys ready for it,” Coops told Capital Sport in Awendo.Tusker will face Sofapaka in the other semi and unless the Bottlers clinch the double, the winner will go on to represent Kenya in the CAF Confederations Cup.“You may fetch water from a river and carry it in a pot only for it to drop at the door,” Chemelil coach, Mike Baraza said in reference to the shattering sense of failure felt by Gor and Leopards.“But this shows that the Kenyan league is becoming very competitive and next season will be tougher,” he added as he enjoyed leading his side to qualify for the Top 8 knock-out tournament with the Leopards’ scalp.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, November 10- Tusker FC retained their domestic league crown in the most dramatic of fashions on a frenetic final day of the season on Saturday.The last gasp triumph came after leaders Gor Mahia faltered to a 1-1 draw at a packed City Stadium as challengers AFC Leopards succumbed 1-0 at a rain soaked Awendo Green Stadium to Chemelil.last_img read more