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The Creators Project Goes Behind The Scenes of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories With Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder, Italian Producer, kicks off a new video series with Intel and Vice’s Creators Project to prepare EDM fans across the world for Daft Punk‘s Random Access Memories release on May 21.

As he discusses his introduction to the synthesizer, Moroder speaks of his fascination with the different sounds the machine could produce. His obsession with the experimental machine led to some of Donna Summers greatest disco hits.

Yet, from disco to today’s EDM, the dance music scene changed quite a bit. Moroder has seen the progression.

Daft Punk | Random Access Memories | The Collaborators: Giorgio Moroder

“If you go into some of the discotheques now, especially the big ones in Ibiza, it’s absolutely surreal,” Moroder says. “You see 5,000 people and they’re all dancing in unison. The DJ is like a conductor of a big orchestra.”

Moroder was first introduced to Daft Punk about 5 years ago, and he was soon hooked.

“My favorite song then was…”ONE MORE TIME!”,” Moroder sings. “That was my favorite song, especially the break down, and you just hear the strings, the chords. It had a beautiful feel.

“They (Daft Punk) are perfectionists,” Moroder says. “I remember I would try and find a sound on the recorder, and it would take me maybe 20 minutes, maybe an hour. They told me it took them a week or so only to find the sound and then I don’t know how many days to do the vocals.”

Moroder’s influence on the album makes sense when you think of the teased clip on the Daft Punk commercial. A disco-y, retro sound built for 2013.

“It’s time to have something new in the dance world,” Moroder continues. “I love disco and dance anyway, but this is a step forward. They had to do something which is different. Still dance, still electronic, but give that human touch back.”

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