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.”
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.
Casablanca Records, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, Giorgio Moroder, Tiësto, Kungs, Cheat Codes, Møme, Prince Fox, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis and Crystal Castles.