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Hungry Like The Wolf on a Solton Ketron Programmer 24

The Solton Ketron Programmer 24 is a 1985 sample-based synthesizer described as "The Italo Disco machine". They used to be on eBay, but good luck finding one nowawadays for much less than $2,000. Hungry Like The Wolf is Duran Duran's breakthrough hit, which reached #3 in the US in 1982. The above video is a remix of Hungry Like The Wolf performed on a Solton Ketron Programmer 24. Jump to 3:20 if you don't want to watch it being programmed. Following is some more Programmer 24 action and a li...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Disco, US, Giorgio Moroder, Duran Duran, Synths, Wolf, Morodering, Solton Ketron Programmer

Hidden Streams: Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, and Other Streaming Gems

(Welcome to Hidden Streams , a column focused on the best older movies available to stream on your favorite services, including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more.) The death of FilmStruck might make it harder for cinephiles to dig those older hidden gems out of the overwhelming piles of streaming titles. From lesser-known classics to cult favorites, we’ve put together a handy guide to some of the best older films you can stream on the various platforms. In this edition of Hidden Streams, yo...
Tags: Amazon, England, Texas, Movies, Abc, California, Features, David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder, Quentin Tarantino, Seattle, Jay, Denver, Antoine, Alice, Bell

Giorgio’s Nightclub to Make Palm Springs Film Festival Debut at Mr. Lyons

Giorgio’s is heading to the desert. Bryan Rabin and Adam Bravin will transform the iconic Mr. Lyons in Palm Springs into their legendary Giorgio’s, A Modern Discotheque following the opening night gala of the Palms Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 3. “We have been looking for the right opportunity to bring Giorgio’s to the […]
Tags: News, Giorgio Moroder, Palm Springs Film Festival, Palm Springs, Lyons, Giorgio, Adam Bravin, Bryan Rabin, Giorgio's

The Best Pop Albums of 2018

10. Lake Street Dive - Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch) Over the years, Lake Street Dive has taken their jazzy, retro-soul sound and given it a bit more punch with each subsequent album. Sure, they're beloved by the NPR crowd (and are fiercely championed by Stephen Colbert), but their new album Free Yourself Up is a different beast entirely. Taking every trope they've ever tried and pushing it to its extreme, Free Yourself Up sounds like the band fully embracing their musical identity and having a l...
Tags: Feature, Music, London, Obama, Stephen Colbert, Virginia, Time, US, Reagan, Pop, Colombia, Kendrick Lamar, Brazil, Grimes, Npr, Damon Albarn

Ann, Donna and Count

This week in The Wall Street Journal,  I interviewed Ann Dowd for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Ann plays the cruel and menacing Aunt Lydia on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. Turns out Ann had her own pseudo Aunt Lydia moment as a child while attending Catholic school in Massachusetts. [Photo courtesy of Ann Dowd and Wikipedia] Here's Ann playing the chilling Aunt Lydia... And here she is, much sweeter out of character, explaining her challenging role... Also t...
Tags: New York, Wikipedia, Massachusetts, Chicago, Paris, Broadway, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Giorgio Moroder, ANN, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Dick, John Snow

Ann, Donna and Count

This week in The Wall Street Journal,  I interviewed Ann Dowd for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Ann plays the cruel and menacing Aunt Lydia on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale. Turns out Ann had her own pseudo Aunt Lydia moment as a child while attending Catholic school in Massachusetts. Here's Ann playing Aunt Lydia... And here she is, much sweeter, out of character, explaining her challenging role... Also this week in the WSJ, my "Anatomy of a Song" column. Th...
Tags: New York, Massachusetts, Chicago, Paris, Broadway, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Giorgio Moroder, ANN, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Dick, John Snow, Jim

SPELLLING – “My Other Voice” (Sparks Cover)

In 1979, the much-loved Los Angeles art-rockers Sparks had spent the past half-decade living in England, and their music had grown increasingly arch and, at least in Europe, popular. That year, though, they decided to try something new. They returned home to Los Angeles, and they teamed up with pioneering Italo-disco producer Giorgio Moroder to … More »
Tags: Europe, Music, England, Los Angeles, Giorgio Moroder, Sparks, Italo, Spellling

ListenUp: Giorgio Moroder + Raney Shockne: Moyocoyotzin

Italian dance legend Giorgio Moroder (aka the Father of Disco) has teamed up with composer and producer Raney Shockne for the soundtrack from crime series "Queen of the South" and the result is pulsating dark disco that thrills. Premiering on Stereogum...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Dance, Culture, Giorgio Moroder, Listenup, Electronic, Newmusic, Raney Shockne, Giorgiomoroder, Raneyshockne, Giorgio Moroder Raney Shockne, Moyocoyotzin

Giorgio Moroder & Raney Shockne – “Moyocoyotzin”

Italo disco pioneer and electronic music legend Giorgio Moroder is teaming up with producer Raney Shockne to compose the forthcoming soundtrack for USA's crime drama Queen Of The South, which stars Alice Braga, Peter Gadiot, and Veronica Falcon. The duo last worked together in 2016 on the soundtrack for Disney's Tron RUN/r video game. Moroder … More »
Tags: Music, Usa, Disney, Giorgio Moroder, Premiere, Queen of the South, Italo, Moroder, Alice Braga, Peter Gadiot, Raney Shockne, Veronica Falcon, Alice Braga Peter Gadiot

Moog This!: Hear a Playlist Featuring 36 Hours of Music Made with the Legendary Analog Synthesizer

Part of what makes electronic music so wide-reaching and sonically far-seeing, so to speak, is its diversity of influences—classical composition, avant-garde theory, punk and funk energy, the sounds of factories and city streets worldwide—and its range of innovative instrumentation. But foremost among those instruments, many classic analogue synthesizers of old are now found in virtual environments, where their pots, keys, patch bays, and pitch wheels get simulated on laptops and MID...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Canada, Stanley Kubrick, Giorgio Moroder, Midi, Facebook Twitter, Donna Summer, Josh Jones, Vangelis, Moog, Rick Wakeman, Walter Benjamin, Moroder, Sergei Eisenstein

Popdose Sunday Brunch: Episode Three

They asked us if we could serve Italian and French main courses at the same time. We were aghast! You can’t just mix tastes like that! You can’t! What are you giving us here? · Know Your Rights by The Clash · Lessons In Love by Paul Carrack · Don’t Be Scared by The Fixx · A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins · Life Of Crime by A.D. · Please No More Sad Songs by Idle Race · Shot In The Dark by Ozzy Osbourne · Johnee Jingo by Todd Rundgren · You by Breakfast With Amy · Rings On Her Fingers by The...
Tags: The Clash, Music, Montana, Ozzy Osbourne, Know Your Rights, Giorgio Moroder, Yo La Tengo, Frank Zappa, They Might Be Giants, Edwyn Collins, Amy, Todd Rundgren, Don, Suzanne Vega, Ludlow Street, Paul Carrack

New Music To Know This Week: Jhené Aiko, Justin Timberlake, Kassi Ashton & More

Jhené Aiko feat. Rae Sremmurd "Sativa"Let's start here: I am a Jhené Aiko fan to the front, back, and around all the corners. I've loved her since the first EP. This track is from her album that came out in the fall, but the visuals here are what we want to take note of. To see her go beyond her earth mother of the water vibe in this video is a real trip; for it to be a Westworld -esque fantasy is beyond. It's no surprise that she'd keep a track named after her favorite strand of weed, but it...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Mtv, Jhene Aiko, Giorgio Moroder, Justin Timberlake, Chris Stapleton, Donna Summer, Timberlake, Merle Haggard, Jhené Aiko Justin Timberlake Kassi Ashton, Kassi Ashton California Missouri

11 Incredible LGBT Travel Movies

Earlier this year, I added an LGBT column for the website to make the site more inclusive and talk about issues that affect some members of our community. We hear from LGBT voices about their experiences on the road, safety tips, events, and overall advice for other LGBT travelers! Returning this month is our column leader, Adam from Travels of Adam to share some of his favorite LGBT travel films! Of the many things that motivate me to travel and explore the world, movies are definitely one of ...
Tags: Travel, Hong Kong, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Australia, Mexico, Boston, Jerusalem, America, Los Angeles, Spain, Barcelona, Wyoming, Middle East, David Bowie

Soundtrack Review: The Rise Of The Synths

The Rise Of The Synths Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the documentary score Rise Of The Synths by Various Artists. EP 1 Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 97.1 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 25.3 Album Excellence: 76.8% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? EP 2 Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 100 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 32.8 Album Excellence: 100% How are the scores calculated and wh...
Tags: Music, Documentary, Nintendo, Giorgio Moroder, Film Scores, 10s, Lakeshore Records, John Carpenter, Arnie, Vangelis, Deckard, Robert Parker, Moroder, Carpenter Brut, Triage, 2017s

Dizzy Heights #25, 8/31/2017: Get Blood on Your Hands, Have an Alibi

With the long weekend coming up, I took the lazy bastard route and picked some songs that mention holidays, long weekends, and the end of summer. And I throw in a mini-set in honor of my EDM-loving son, who’s going to his first festival show this weekend. That should be interesting. Bands making their Dizzy Heights debut: Nazareth (you know which song), School of Fish (see Nazareth), Roman Holliday (God, I’m awful), The Rave-Ups, Love and Money, and Firefall. I’ve also added a Sifl & Olly track...
Tags: Podcast, Music, Featured, Madness, Muse, Giorgio Moroder, Blur, Featured - Frontpage, Chvrches, Rialto, Nazareth, Galantis, Dizzy Heights, The Divine Comedy, The Other Ones, Firefall

Film Review: ‘Polina’

One of the defining movie moments of the last 40 years — a sequence at once ridiculous, iconic, and enthralling — is the ballet-school audition climax of “Flashdance,” in which the aspiring dance superstar played by Jennifer Beals prances and struts and gyrates and, finally, break-dances to the synth-pop glory of Giorgio Moroder and Irene... Read more »
Tags: Reviews, Film, Giorgio Moroder, Jennifer Beals, Polina, Irene Read

Giorgio Moroder hosting free "I Feel Love" 40th Anniversary party in Brooklyn

The "I Feel Love" party also features Francois K, Pillowtalk (DJ Set), Eli Escobar, Nomi Ruiz, Natasha Diggs, Cry Baby, and David Paglia, plus "special guests," Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Brooklyn, Giorgio Moroder, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Donna Summer, Pillowtalk, Nomi Ruiz, Eli Escobar, Cry Baby, Natasha Diggs, Free Shows, Electronic Dance Music News, Francois K, David Paglia

Album Review: Anathema, “The Optimist”

The Anathema that released A Fine Day To Exit in 2001 is not the same Anathema that has just released The Optimist. Both bands consist largely of the same members, including the Cavanagh Brothers and Lee Douglas, now a full-time member of the group, but in terms of overall philosophy, changes are stark and hard to ignore. The last track of A Fine Day To Exit, “Temporary Peace,” featured a sound collage of someone parking their car by the seaside and entering the waves. The cover art depicted a s...
Tags: Music, San Francisco, Canada, Giorgio Moroder, Cd Reviews, Album Reviews, Vincent, Listening Booth, Daniel, John Douglas, Dw. Dunphy On, Anathema, Vincent Cavanagh, 32.63N 117.14W, A Fine Day To Exit, A Natural Disaster

Com Truise contributes new song to synthwave doc 'Rise of the Synths' (listen)

The Rise of the Synths is a new documentary on synthwave, and it has two companion EPs featuring Giorgio Moroder, Carpenter Brut, Com Truise, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Andrew Sacher]
Tags: Music, Giorgio Moroder, Music News, Tour Dates, Lakeshore Records, Andrew Sacher, Carpenter Brut, Com Truise, Electronic Dance Music News, Truise, The Rise of the Synths, Giorgio Moroder Carpenter Brut Com Truise

GiorgioMoroder - Champagne, Secrets, & Chanel (feat. Prince Charlez)

Un groove aux éclats disco pop et aux soubresauts ombrés de soul, voici le mélange détonant et addictif qu’a concocté Giorgio Moroder, avec l’aide de Phantoms et de Prince Charlez. Ici, le chant sensuel de Prince Charlez, chanteur… (in post Sauter à pieds joints : Giorgio Moroder x Phantoms – Champagne, Secrets, & Chanel (feat. Prince Charlez) from Pause Musicale. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Giorgio Moroder, Chanel, Sauter, Charlez, Charlez Ici

Giorgio Moroder & Roger Miller :: They Won’t Get Me

It came from 1983 – “They Won’t Get Me” – the unlikely union of Italian electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder and Oklahoman honky-tonk hero, Roger Miller. No stranger to soundtrack work, Moroder was tasked with injecting some of his signature stile into the third installment of the Superman film series…you know, the one with Richard […]
Tags: Music, Giorgio Moroder, Richard, Roger Miller, Moroder

Roger Miller - They Won't Get Me

It came from 1983 – “They Won’t Get Me” – the unlikely union of Italian electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder and Oklahoman honky-tonk hero, Roger Miller. No stranger to soundtrack work, Moroder was tasked with injecting some of… (in post Giorgio Moroder & Roger Miller :: They Won’t Get Me from An Aquarium Drunkard. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Giorgio Moroder, Roger Miller, Moroder, Giorgio Moroder Roger Miller

Concert Review: Franz Ferdinand, House of Blues, Cleveland, OH, May 31, 2017

Near the end of Wednesday night’s show at the House of Blues Cleveland, Franz Ferdinand launched into its first big hit, “Take Me Out.” Two by two, the crowd seated in the upper balcony rose to its feet, as the song’s extended intro accumulated tension and volume. The band members themselves—vocalist/guitarist Alex Kapranos, bassist Bob Hardy, guitarist Dino Bardot, guitarist/keyboardist Julian Corrie—stood at the front of the stage, a unified front, and soaked up the buzzing anticipation. The p...
Tags: Music, David Bowie, Giorgio Moroder, Concert Review, Michael, Sparks, Franz Ferdinand, Bowie, Corrie, Bardot, Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Paul Thomson, Dino Bardot, Julian Corrie, Huck Jim

Dance With The Dead - Dead Of Night

It should be of no surprise that the first companion EP to the crowdfunded, forthcoming synthwave documentary The Rise of the Synths features a contribution by Giorgio Moroder and his writing partner Raney Shockne. The still-in-production film will… (in post Moroder and More: ‘The Rise of the Synths’ EP 1 Is a Wild Ride from Vehlinggo. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Giorgio Moroder, Moroder, Raney Shockne

Tony Bennett and Henry Mancini

In 1986, Blake Edwards directed That's Life, a film starring Jack Lemon as a grumpy aging architect frustrated by his aches and pains and lost youth. Julie Andrews plays his wife, uncertain of her own health until the end of the movie. The score was written by Henry Mancini, who co-wrote with Leslie Bricusse the film's ending song, Life in a Looking Glass. It received an Oscar nomination for Best Music for an Original Song but lost to Take My Breath Away from Top Gun, with music by Giorgio Moro...
Tags: Jazz, Giorgio Moroder, Columbia, Leslie Bricusse, Mancini, Tony, Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Blake Edwards, Henry Mancini, Marc Myers, Jack Lemon, Tom Whitlock Tony Bennett, DreamsvilleThe Gals of GunnTony Bennett

Interview: Walter Hill Talks The Assignment and Making Genre Movies His Way

Cult director Walter Hill’s new transgendered sci-fi thriller The Assignment hits theaters this Friday Anyone with even a casual interest in cult cinema knows the name Walter Hill. From his work co-steering the Alien franchise, to his beloved action flick The Warriors, trailblazing buddy cop flick 48 Hours, dystopian rock musical Streets of Fire, slick thriller Trespass, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt…the list is long and awesome and eccentric. Fans love Hill because the writer/producer/director ...
Tags: Hbo, England, London, Movies, Horror, France, Toronto, Italy, Switzerland, EC, Giorgio Moroder, Sigourney Weaver, Alien, Walter, Frank, Michelle

Giorgio Moroder – “Good For Me” (Feat. Karen Harding) Video

Back in November, Italian disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder released his first single since 2015's Déjà Vu, the Karen Harding-featuring "Good For Me." Today the song gets its own video, which functions mostly as a spotlight for Harding, but also features Morodor holding it down at the club and dancers in what look like knock-off … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Giorgio Moroder, Harding, Karen Harding

The Weekly Mixtape, December 16, 2016

  “But it’s not like Christmas at all…” Literally, not at all. In large portions of North America the weather feels more like early-April than mid-December. Lots of people are out in the stores, buying holiday gifts as usual, but there’s an uneasy heaviness about them…even the happy ones. 2016 was one of the heaviest, most chaotic, most divisive years the United States has experienced, regardless of political persuasion. People just seem really, really tired, and deeply concerned that the abnor...
Tags: Music, United States, Chase, Giorgio Moroder, North America, Johnny Marr, Popdose, Kc And The Sunshine Band, Joe Jackson, Le Roux, Earth Wind And Fire, The Killers, Broken, Easy Money

PBS series 'Soundbreaking' explores recorded music; Brian Eno preps new LP

'Soundbreaking' also features Rick Rubin, the late George Martin, Nigel Godrich, Don Was, Paul Epworth, Paul McCartney, Geoff Emerick, Peter Asher, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Wonder, Bon Iver, St Vincent, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Beck, Stevie Wonder, Paul Mccartney, Fleetwood Mac, Pbs, Giorgio Moroder, St Vincent, Brian Eno, Music News, Bon Iver, Quincy Jones, Paul Epworth, Bill Pearis, Rick Rubin, Peter Asher

GiorgioMoroder - Good For Me

The Godfather of Disco, aka Giorgio Moroder, is back this week with a brand new track called ‘Good For Me’ which has him working with UK songstress Karen Harding for her soulful diva-esque voice, and while she’s no… (in post Giorgio Moroder – ‘Good For Me’ (ft. Karen Harding) from acid stag. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, UK, Giorgio Moroder, Karen Harding