Although Giorgio Moroder – best known, these days, for the disco tracks he did with Donna Summer – has been involved with creating and producing music for the past 40 years, he has flown under the radar for the past two decades. Summer’s recent death brought attention back to Moroder’s sounds, definitive of electronic dance music in the present, and now the producer of “Love To Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love” appears to be involved in or wanting to do a few higher-profile projects.
First, according to URB, Moroder did a “rap” in the studio with Daft Punk, who are now recording another album. Moroder revealed the news at the International Music Summit in Ibiza recently, describing his experience about being asked to go into a vocal booth and discuss his life. The studio was outfitted with microphones from the 1960s to the present, and the engineer apparently explained to Moroder that, as he switched from one decade to another in his talk, the microphones would be changed.
While the Daft Punk project has already came to fruition, Moroder expressed other musical aspirations, mainly doing an updated remix of “Love To Love You Baby” and recording with Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. About his plans, the producer said: “I’m probably going to do some songs featuring a singer – a female or group. I like to work with female singers, which I’ve done a lot in my life. Rihanna would be my favorite, also Nicki Minaj would be great – those are the top girls who I would like to work with.”
Moroder’s last album was 1998’s Moroder and Moroder Art Show, but there’s no word whether he’s putting together such a release or simply doing a few smaller projects. Additionally, he recorded the score for 2002 documentary Impressionen Unter Wasser and wrote the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing song “Friends Forever.”