Giorgio Moroder’s ‘E=mc²’, a whole bunch of reMixes!

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‘E=mc²’ is my favourite Giorgio Moroder track, so it was with great interest that I approached Sweedish Disco label MB Disco’s new collection of reMixes of the track. They released a ton of reMixes in the package and invited some legendary figures in Italo and Cosmic Disco to take part.

To run down some of the stand out versions let’s start with L.I.S., who turn in a deep analog Disco track, all rounded bouncy bass and sparse arpeggios. using similar instrumentation to Moroder let’s L.I.S capture a similar mood but with a much updated sound. Gomma’s Rodion drops a RoboDisco version of the track next which is almost exactly what I had in my head that this release would contain before I listened to it. Frantic, slightly retro, synthetic Disco that layers upon the original, making it more complex and full with an Italo twang.  Speaking of Italo, legends of the genre Klein & MBO deliver an unsurprisingly ‘80’s mix, raw 909 beats and Italo basslines are in order here that stays true enough to the original but adds an eighties euro dancefloor feel that could have easily seen it as a 12” release from the early ‘80’s. The release is also graced by Electro pioneer Alexander Robotnick who’s dark vocoding and Kraftwerk-on-steroids electronics create a completely different track, more of a homage to Moroder. Alongside theses tracks, you’ll find on the record work from Dionigi, I-Robots and Daniele Baldelli.

♫ Giorgio Moroder – E=mc² (L.I.S. Rework)

♫ Giorgio Moroder – E=mc² (Rodion Gran Manigheo reMix)

♫ Giorgio Moroder – E=mc² (No More Klein & MBO reMix)

♫ Giorgio Moroder – E=mc² (Alexander Robotnick reMix)

‘E=mc² – The Italian Connection’ reMix collection is out now.

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Arnaud Rebotini covers ‘I Feel Love’

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The Black Strobe man Arnaud Rebotini has just dropped this impressive cover of Donna Summer’s (well, Giorgio Moroder’s really) ‘I Feel Love’.

It’s an epic eight minutes of analog synth awesomeness. Everything from the drums to the instantly recognisable arpeggio is pitch perfect. This is no mere carbon copy, Rebotini makes it very much his own handling the vocals with use of a vocoder, but the vocals take a back seat throughout much of the track, the focus being more on a Rebotini knob twiddling Disco workout.

Arnaud Rebotini – I Feel Love ’79

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Goin’ Old School: Giorgio Moroder – From Here To Eternity

Giorgio Moroder’s ‘From Here To Eternity’ was 1977!!! Mr. Moroder had a hand in every single electronic record ever made, that’s a science fact!

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Moroderstar!!!

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In honour of the return of Battlestar Galactica to our screens for it’s final run (absolutley badass episode BTW!), let us celebrate with Giorgio Moroder‘s 1978 disco version of the Original series’ theme tune. That fanfare brings a smile to my face every time, even if it is awash with glitterball strings!

As well as Giorgio’s disco touch this track also features Harold Faltermeyer, of  ‘Axel F’ fame, rockin’ the Moog!

Giorgio Moroder – Theme From ‘Battlestar Galactica’ (zShare) (MediaFire)

There are some amazing hidden gems in Goirgio’s back catalogue.

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