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

Floating tidal stream turbine project to get financial boost

first_imgA collaborative effort between Instream Energy Systems and IT Power Consulting to design a floating tidal platform has been approved for financial support from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).Instream Energy Systems, a Canadian hydrokinetic technology company, will collaborate with IT Power Consulting (ITP), an international energy consultancy based in UK, to complete Instream’s second generation platform design for the deployment of their multi-turbine array hydrokinetic system, ITP’s press release reads.Instream’s surface-based, vertical-axis hydrokinetic turbine, designed in partnership with BAE Systems, has a simplified surface-mounted design and maintenance approach to decrease capital and operating costs.According to ITP, its versatile design is suitable for near shore environments resulting in a flexible, cost-effective solution that can be deployed in the UK and internationally.Joe Hussey, Offshore Group Manager at ITP, said: “Designing a floating platform for Instream’s vertical axis turbine opens up vast market potential in the UK and further afield. This is a significant project within the tidal stream industry and IT Power are excited to be involved.”In addition to financial support approval, the project has also received the EUREKA label.The EUREKA label helps innovators increase competitiveness in the global economy by accessing technology, expertise, and international markets. EUREKA projects are financed through public and private support mechanisms, including NRC-IRAP.Ken Miller, President of Instream Energy Systems, said: “We are excited our project with ITP has been endorsed for EUREKA status. The EUREKA label adds a stamp of quality to our project.”NRC-IRAP helps firms to develop technologies and commercialize them in a global marketplace. It provides provides business advice, technical assistance and financial support to help Canadian enterprises undertake technology innovation.Image: Instream Energy Systemslast_img read more

West Indies U-19s bounce back

first_img Share Tweet 24 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img NewsSports West Indies U-19s bounce back by: – February 17, 2014 Share Tagenarine Chanderpaul in action against Zimbabwe.DUBAI, UAE (ICC) — The West Indies resurrected their campaign at the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a crushing 167-run win over Zimbabwe in a Group C fixture at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.After misfiring with the bat in its 94-run loss to South Africa in the tournament opener, West Indies came up with a much improved show after opting to bat on Sunday. Leading the way was Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who made an unbeaten 84 in the team’s total of 275 for 6 in 50 overs.The new ball pair of Jerome Jones and Ray Jordan carried forward the good work to rip through Zimbabwe’s top order in no time. At 21 for 4 inside the first ten overs, Zimbabwe needed a miracle of sorts to just reduce the margin of defeat. But that wasn’t to be as Preston McSween returned figures of 3 for 34 as Zimbabwe folded up for 108 in 39.4 overs.What was heartening for West Indies was the resolve shown by the batsmen after being bowled for out a paltry 104 against South Africa on Friday. Each of the top six got off to starts but the platform of the innings was built on two important partnerships. Tagenarine and Shimron Hetmyer put on 69 for the opening wicket, but the foundation was strengthened during the third-wicket association of 74 between Tagenarine and Jonathan Drakes.Drakes perished for a 54-ball 50, but cameos from Nicolas Pooran and Brandon King helped West Indies smash 68 off the last six overs and finish with a competitive total.With the heart of the Zimbabwe’s batting order back in the hut inside the Power Play overs, Kieran Geyle, the No. 8 batsman, did his credentials no harm by scoring an unbeaten 63-ball 45. With just two other batsmen crossing double figures, Geyle could merely delay the inevitable as Jordan hammered the final nail in the coffin with the wicket of Herbert Chikomba.The defeat could have an adverse effect on Zimbabwe’s net-run-rate ahead of a must-win clash against South Africa on Tuesday.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Ajuy ‘kap’ dies in road mishap

first_imgHe was on his way home when the accident happened around 10:40 a.m. on Sept. 11, the report stated. ILOILO City – He lost control of the motorcycle he was driving in Barangay Malayu-an, Ajuy, Iloilo, police said. Eugene Tupas, a village head of Barangay Bay-ang, Ajuy, sustained fatal injuries on the head, a police report showed.center_img Tupas was rushed to the Barotac Viejo District Hospital but the attending physician pronounced him “dead on arrival.”/PNlast_img

Horse Sport Ireland Amateur Championship Final 2019

first_img 3 September 2019, 13:38 The Horse Sport Ireland Amateur Championship Final took place on Sunday at the Whites Cross Charity Show in Co. Cork, bringing the Championship which has been running since April across the provinces to a close. Pictured below is Aileen McDermott, Horse Sport Ireland Amateur Champion 2019 with her mare Amber Balou. Aileen is from Co. Westmeath and Amber Balou is her own home-bred mare. Also pictured is Michael Hennessy: Show Jumping Ireland – Whites Cross Show Organiser. Also presenting is Horse Sport Ireland’s Avalon Everett, and Sean Kelly, Show Jumping Ireland Munster Region Amateur representative. All top-ten finishers were presented with a rosette and a voucher, names below:2nd Gerard Curtin with Aldora3rd Peter Brady Jnr with Hollymount Cruise Hill4th Denise Jackman with Cruising The Ring5th Caroline Ryan with Failte Iroko6th Martin Flesk with Killuppaun Magic7th Gary Flynn with Bahrain Prince8th Lorraine Younge with Little Miss Russel9th Máire Cosgrove with Briarhill Cruise10th Val Joy with MB Daddys DollarsHorse Sport Ireland would like to congratulate all who took part in yesterday’s final, and all those who attended the qualifiers. Thanks go also to the organisers, volunteers and all others involved in the success of the Championships. Tags: amateur, amateur championships, show jumping Home  »  General  »  Horse Sport Ireland Amateur Championship Final 2019 Horse Sport Ireland Amateur Championship Final 2019 last_img read more