December 29, 2013 11:09

Giorgio Moroder was clueless to Daft Punk’s plans for his voice on ‘Random Access Memories’

Legendary producer says the French duo spent three hours recording him in conversation

Giorgio Moroder was clueless to Daft Punk’s plans for his voice on ‘Random Access Memories’

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Giorgio Moroder has said he was clueless to Daft Punk’s plans for his voice on their mega-selling album ‘Random Access Memories’.

The legendary producer said the French electro duo spent three hours in a studio with him recording his voice. When he asked them what they had in mind with the recordings they “didn’t give me any clue”.

Speaking to NPR, Moroder said: “I was talking for three hours in a studio in Paris. I said, 'What are you going to do with it?' But they didn't give me any clue. I went back to the same studio last summer, where Florian Laggata, the engineer, was working. And I said, 'Okay, you know the song — you've heard it, because you recorded it. What did they do with my voice?' He said, 'I cannot tell you.' And I said, 'But you can at least tell me: Is it a good song?'"

Giorgio Moroder recently called DJs "the big new stars of entertainment" in a review of the year for Dazed Digital.The producer stepped back into the spotlight this year by collaborating with Daft Punk on their comeback album 'Random Access Memories'. He also played his first ever DJ sets and announced he was working on his first solo album since 1985's 'Philip Oakley & Giorgio Moroder' and would be performing a residency in Las Vegas in 2014.

"I love the fact that guys like David Guetta, Aviici and the Swedish House Mafia are using instrumental songs and vocals," wrote Moroder as he reflected on the year in dance music. "I think having Kelly Rowland sing an R&B song on a disco track is almost going back to Donna Summer, where we had the R&B vocals with the dance background. I think the DJs are the big, new stars in entertainment."

The pioneering musician also revealed he would be working with fellow Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers "as soon as I have the deal with the record company" and that "Rihanna would be great" to work with on his solo album but "maybe some upcoming new acts would fit a little bit with my kind of music."

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