Over the course of his career, electronic music pioneer Giorgio Moroder has found success in every decade since his debut. Moroder's first single to reach gold status was released in 1969. He electrified disco in the mid '70's with Donna Summer and defined the sound of cinema in the 80's with his extensive soundtrack work. In 1997, Moroder and Summer teamed up again to win the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording with "Carry On." He was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and was given his own track on Daft Punk's high-anticipated 2013 album, Random Access Memories.
With a track record like that, Giorgio Moroder is likely the most qualified person in the world to discuss the past, present and future of dance music. In the clip below, NPR's Weekend Edition sat down with Giorgio to bring it all full circle.
Giorgio Moroder is part of a diverse lineup of luminary speakers, tech innovators and music tastemakers set to intersect at Moogfest 2014. You can purchase tickets to see Giorgio here or visit www.moogfest.com to view the current lineup of Speakers, Recording Label Showcases and Artist Performances.