via Press Release:
Academy Award®- and Grammy Award®-winning pioneer of disco, Giorgio Moroder, returns home to Casablanca Records, re-signing to the label where he launched a dancefloor revolution. The 76-year-old electronic dance music icon is already gearing up to release new music through Casablanca later this summer.
In 1977, Moroder made history with “the first disco hit entirely produced with a synthesizer,” Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.” That same year, he released his Casablanca Records debut, From Here To Eternity, which paved the way for house music’s eventual emergence. Pitchfork recently named it among the “Top 100 Albums of the 1970s.” He would release three more albums on the label, including Love’s In You, Love’s In Me and E=MC².
“It just makes sense, it feels like home,” Moroder comments on the re-signing to Casablanca Records. “I am so excited to share new music with you and to work with the Casablanca family. Casablanca from here to eternity.”
Brett Alperowitz, General Manager of Casablanca Records says, “Giorgio is one of music’s most important innovators. He ushered in a new era of dance music in 1977 with his groundbreaking production of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’. It feels great to have him back with the label and we are looking forward to his next innovation!”
Moroder has enjoyed a second dancefloor renaissance in the 21st century. He guest-collaborated on Daft Punk’s Grammy Award®-winning Random Access Memories in 2013 and landed main stage festival spots at HARD Festival and more. It culminated on 2015’s Déjà Vu, which bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart and featured collaborations with Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Sia, Kylie Minogue, and more.
A new era of Giorgio Moroder and Casablanca Records begins now.