Anyone listening to dance music in 2018 has Giorgio Moroder to thank. A four-time Grammy Award winner and one of the pioneers of electronic dance music, the 78-year-old songwriter, DJ and producer known as 'The Father of Disco' is embarking on his first ever live tour.
Moroder first rose to fame in the early 1970s as founder of Oasis Records, later a subsidiary of Casablanca Records, writing the song 'Son of My Father' for Chicory Tip which was a UK No. 1 single in 1972. However, Moroder's influence really came to the fore as he wrote hit after hit for Donna Summer in the late disco era, pioneering the use of electronic production. 'I Feel Love', 'Last Dance' and 'Hot Stuff' all benefited from his genius use of synthesisers.
Throughout the late 20th century Moroder's influence was inescapable on the film and music industries as he won Golden Globes and Academy Awards for his soundtrack to the film Midnight Express, his work on Berlin's song 'Take My Breath Away' and the Flashdance song 'What A Feeling'. From David Bowie to The Human League, Moroder worked with them all.
After spending two decades under the radar Moroder returned to the public eye with his work on Daft Punk's 2013 album Random Access Memories. Moroder returned to writing solo records with 2015's Deja Vu, which featured collaborations with Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Sia and more. Simply put, Moroder is electro-pop royalty. If you catch Moroder live, it's guaranteed that you won't stop dancing all night.