is obsessed with the mechanical, magical, and melodic — the man-machine duality that floods his sensual, driving electronic sound. The Italian-born producer, composer and DJ is known lovingly these days as the godfather of modern dance music. It’s a well-earned plaudit: between 1974 and 1984, he was arguably the most in-demand name in music production, with trailblazers in both pop music and Hollywood scorching his Rolodex. In the 1970s, he was the key force behind some of the 20th century’s most iconic disco songs — particularly those created with Donna Summer, whose hit “Love To Love You Baby” and the synth-laden “I Feel Love” harkened a new future for dance music.
He’s the maestro behind the legendary soundtracks for Scarface, Flashdance, and the Oscar-winning Midnight Express which included Chase.,
When times are hard for Britain, Sheffield produces brilliant electronic pop groups. The Human League in the 80s, Moloko in the early 90s… and now International Teachers of Pop, arriving ready for Brexit with a dazzling debut album and tour.
They first appeared last summer with minor-key synthpop epic Age of the Train, which they described as “Northern Rail-baiting nerd disco”. A sample of an automated station announcement (about a delay to the 13.21 to Manchester airport) graced the middle-eight, and other songs tackle modern life’s absurdities through similarly witty means. On Repeat is about the monotony of going to work in May’s Britain set to a Giorgio Moroder-style soundtrack. A Kraftwerk-like cover of Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wallis, fittingly, called The Re-moaner Mix.
ITOP are Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer (of Moonlandingz and theEccentronic Research Council), plus singer Leonore Wheatley, whose vocals give the music an iciness redolent of Ladytron. The album was written on analogue synthesisers and dusty drum machines, but the band have a shiny, contemporary vision.
Ja és definitiu. Set anys després del seu darrer disc “Rock Dust Light Star.” Jamiroquai torna amb nova cançó i anuncia nou disc “Automaton” pel 31 de març. La seva música segueix tenint l’essència funk, però abraça tessitures més electròniques que l’acosten al so de Giorgio Moroder i del disco dels 80. Tornarem a ballar fins l’extenuació?
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