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Giorgio Moroder First Ever Live DJ Set || Red Bull Music Academy

Hour-long set of exclusive edits and remixes in conjunction with long-time collaborator Chris Cox

NY dance music legend François K and Academy participants also performed at special Deep Space night

Moroder’s informative and inspiring lecture at Red Bull Music

Last night, Brooklyn’s Output was sold out and packed to brim, as fans came to witness dance music revolutionary Giorgio Moroder’s first ever live DJ set as part of the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York. Joined in the booth by long-time collaborator Chris Cox, Moroder played an hour-long set featuring fully re-arranged versions and exclusive remixes of some of his greatest hits, as well as live vocals on vocoder. The set list spanned his entire career, from his seminal, synth-heavy work with Donna Summer in the mid-70s, to his much talked-about collaboration with Daft Punk, “Giorgio by Moroder”, which is out in the US today.

One of the true greats of disco and electronic music, Giorgio Moroder brought a distinctly European aesthetic to black American dance grooves in the 70s with his visionary, synthesizer-driven production work for Donna Summer (“I Feel Love”, “Love to Love You Baby”). He was also a supreme composer of soundtracks, scored an unlikely chart success with “The Chase” (the theme from Midnight Express) and won three Oscars(c), as well writing theme songs for no less than three Olympic Games.

With a whole new generation of dance music artists turning to his motorik disco sound for inspiration, the Italian-born producer is currently kick-starting a new career as a performer. His New York appearance, hosted by the Red Bull Music Academy in conjunction with local club scene fixture Deep Space, was his “first ever live DJ set” and his first performance in the US. Other artists to perform on the night included New York dance music legend and Deep Space resident DJ, François K, as well as 2013 Academy participants T.Williams (London) and Benjamin Damage (Berlin) who have both been making major waves recently with their respective takes on soulful house and twisted techno.

Earlier on the day, Giorgio Moroder gave a private lecture to a select set of 31 music makers from around the globe at the Red Bull Music Academy, which is currently residing in a custom-built studio space in New York’s Chelsea district. In the two-hour conversation, Moroder touched on everything from his inspiration behind the Scarface soundtrack to being sampled by the hip hop generation and his surprising return to the limelight. ”I was quite happy just doing my crosswords,” he commented with a smile. “And then Daft Punk came and pulled me back in.”

Giorgio Moroder First Ever Live DJ Set at Red Bull Music Academy

A video of the entire conversation and the full audio of Moroder’s set will be available soon on

Giorgio Moroder First Ever Live DJ Set at Red Bull Music Academy

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Flying Lotus Announces New Spring Tour Dates, Including SXSW, Red Bull Music Academy, and More

Flying Lotus Announces New Spring Tour Dates, Including SXSW, Red Bull Music Academy, and More

Watch Flying Lotus Discuss His Live Set and “Layer3” Audiovisual Setup Here

“[Flying Lotus] played his own hypeman, his movements given a kind of screen-saver treatment via the pulsing, ethereal electronic visual effects behind him… The excitement was earned.” – Pitchfork

“Quiet is relative for this antsy L.A.-based producer, who convenes Thom Yorke, Erykah Badu and a rushing data stream for a stoned soul-jazz picnic.” – Rolling Stone, Best Dance Albums of 2012

“The bass-rattling sounds [Flying Lotus] was generating, meanwhile, were from another world…the combination of sights and sounds had most of the crowd pretty satisfied and it wasn’t even 8:30.” – The LA Weekly

Fresh off appearances at The Buku and Snowball Music Festivals, Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) is ready to reveal his first tour of 2013. Continuing throughout the spring, Ellison has scheduled select dates across the U.S., including stops at SXSW and the Red Bull Music Academy in New York. His live set will once again incorporate his Layer3 audiovisual stage show, developed in collaboration with Strangeloop and Timeboy. Watch Flying Lotus discuss Layer3 and performing live here.

The tour comes on the heels of an especially busy 2012 for Flying Lotus, which saw Ellison release his latest critically lauded album, Until the Quiet Comes. Hailed as the lush counterpoint to 2010’s Cosmogramma, the album earned Flying Lotus spots on a wide variety of year-end lists including Pitchfork, NPR, Filter, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone. And earlier this year, the “Until the Quiet Comes” short film, Flying Lotus’ collaboration with director Kahlil Joseph, won The Short Film Special Jury Award at The Sundance Film Festival.

Flying Lotus Tour Dates:

3/12: Austin, TX @ AMOA Arthouse at Jones Center – SXSW – [12:00 am]

4/21: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Ballroom * #

4/23: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Heaven Stage) * #

4/24: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel * #

4/25: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club * #

4/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer * #

5/5: New York, NY @ Terminal 5 (RBMA) # $

5/12: Boston, MA @ Paradise #

5/13: Montreal, QC @ Metropolis #

5/15: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy #

5/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland #

5/17: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom #

5/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro #

5/19: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #

5/22: Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo #

5/23: Vancouver, BC @ Vouge Theater #

5/24: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater #

5/25: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater #

* w/Teebs

$ Ultraísta

# w/Thundercat