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Giorgio Moroder's First-Ever DJ Set


I heard about Giorgio Moroder doing his first ever DJ set (aged 73) at Deep Space, a Red Bull Music Academy Special at the Output club in New York recently and today I found out his set from the night can be heard online

I listened to it several times, it is Moroder-tastic and had to share it with you. It includes some cracking electro and disco tunes, including several Donna Summer classics. You even get to hear from the man himself. Hang a large discoball from the ceiling, turn down the lights and dance to this.


Full tracklist can be found here.


One of the true greats of disco and electronic music, Giorgio Moroder brought a very European aesthetic to black American dance grooves. Although Italian by upbringing, Moroder did most of his work in Munich and the influence of Düsseldorf’s Kraftwerk can be heard in his work for Donna Summer, which includes two of the ultimate disco anthems, I Feel Love and Love To Love You Baby. This was motorik music: spacious, trippy, ever-lasting, far removed from the relentless bounce of most disco.

Giorgio Moroder is also a supreme composer of soundtracks, scoring an unlikely success with The Chase, the theme from Midnight Express, and his footprints are all over British synth-pop, from Pet Shop Boys to New Order to Human League. It was with the latter’s Phil Oakey that he got his biggest self-credited hit in 1984, Together In Electric Dreams. (via RBMA Radio)



Bonus Giorgio Moroder love, listen to this one hour long Dazed Digital Mix: The Giorgio Moroder Masterclass mixed by Wriggly Scott to celebrate Dazed's Daft Punk vs Giorgio Moroder cover feature,



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RBMA x DUST present Benji B & Nickodemus at The Music Room on 23rd March


DUST and Reb Bull Music Academy (RBMA) are collaborating this month to bring us renowned DJs Benji B and Nickodemus on Friday, 23rd March.

Red Bull Music Academy is a symposium of music and knowledge. Ever year, aspiring and inspiring music makers from more than 30 countries meet in a new city to swap creative visions in lectures, studio sessions, and take part in signature concerts and club-nights.

RBMA will be in Dubai this Friday where they will host a master class to an invited group of musicians, producers and DJs from across the United Arab Emirates conducted by Benji B and Nickodemus who will share their music expertise with the attendees. 


Later on Benji B and Nickodemus along with DUST DJs, DJ Solo aka Wriggly Scott (Another Music), James Locksmith (JembeMusic) and Mr. Yeti (Ten Thousand Yen) will be performing at The Music Room

Additionally, Nickodemus will also work on the Dubai chapter of his Global Minute project which will have local artists perform over one his tracks and be part of an exhibition and international release. 

A GLOBAL MINUTE  is a multi-media Hip Hop project that has been started by DJ/Music Producer Nickodemus and artist Justin Carty. Through music, paintings and video from various cities throughout the world, they hope to get a closer insight of these cities, seen through the eyes of local MCs and artists they collaborate with along the way. 

The aim of the project is to finish a one hour album and video as well as paintings of every MC/vocalist involved. Here's the video for "A New York Minute" and I'm looking forward to seeing the Dubai version. 

I will leave you with this Benji B mix recommended by DJ Solo, a taste of what to expect on Friday night. 

Event details
Date: Friday, 23rd Friday. Doors open at 9pm. 
Venue: The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai (location map)
Tickets: AED 60