Carson Daly Spotlights Daft Punk’s “Giorgio By Moroder”

If you haven’t bought Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories yet, first off, what are you waiting for?!

After a way too long hiatus, the French EDM duo is back in a big way with their very first #1 album.

Ever since R.A.M. started streaming on iTunes a couple weeks ago, Carson hasn’t been able to stop gushing about it.

He rocks out to “Get Lucky” every morning here at AMP, he boldly predicted that “Lose Yourself To Dance” will be this year’s summer anthem, and today, he decided to spotlight one of the lesser-known tracks, “Giorgio By Moroder.”

The track pays homage to Giovanni Giorgio, an Italian song producer who was one of the first to truly experiment with synthesizers. Daft Punk mixes one of his monologues, in which he speaks about his life and inspirations, to a driving beat.

“If you like electronic dance music, you owe it all to Giorgio,” Carson explained. “He started it all. He won a dance GRAMMY for a song he produced for Donna Summer in ’97. This is a guy who back in the ’60s and ’70s was tweaking and playing with synthesizers, long before Kaja Goo Goo or anybody else in the ’80s were really doing a lot of synth music. I mean, he’s really the godfather of it all.”

“I found it inspiring for me because he talks about how he was tweaking knobs and making dance music at a time before anyone else was doing it and there [were] no rules and that’s what inspired Daft Punk and so many other people,” he added.

  • What’s your favorite track on Random Access Memories? Let us know in the comments section!

Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles


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