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Giorgio Mororder & Deja Vu
Sunday, 19 July 2015 06:21

Giorgio Morder Deja Vu vinyl and CDI was recently asked to master Giorgio Moroder's latest solo record, a record featuring vocals by high-calibre pop artists including Sia, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX, Mikky Ekko and others.

At the time I hadn't heard of Giorgio Moroder, but I soon found out he's a 75-year-old legend with a long list of amazing credits ranging from collaborations with Blondie, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Adam Ant, Donna Summers, Pat Benatar and Freddy Mercury to name a few. He's also composed and produced soundtracks for iconic films such as Scar Face, Flashdance, Top Gun, The Never Ending Story, American Gigolo and the 1984 re-release of Metropolis. As if that wasn't impressive enough, he was also credited as being a pioneer of synth disco and electronic dance music. So why hadn't I heard of him before? Possibly because he hadn't released a solo record in over 30 years.

After a recent Daft Punk track put the spotlight on Giorgio, people wanted to hear more of his music. With a freshly-inked deal with Sony Music Sweden and RCA in the US, Giorgio and executive producer Michael 'Smidi' Smith worked tirelessly to produce a record that encapsulates Giorgio's signature sound from the past while infusing it with the sound of today's pop artists and modern production techniques.

Manny Marroquin was brought in to mix Giorgio's single with Sia, while LA based engineer Mitch McCarthy was asked to mix the Kylie Minogue single. After doing such a stellar job on the Kylie Minogue single, Mitch, was asked to mix the rest of the record. I'd already been working with Mitch on a number of projects which CJ Baran (US Producer working for Max Martin) produced and he was impressed with my work enough that he requested that I be the one to master Giorgio's album. Mastering the album was a great experience, and it included some of the best mixes and production I've worked on. The finished record includes 16 songs and has recently been released on double CD, vinyl and the usual digital distribution channels.

I am humbled to have been involved with this significant release, and I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed working on it.