For International Women’s Day, Spotify and Smirnoff have launched the “Smirnoff Equalizer,” a new tool that shows users a breakdown of their listening habits in terms of gender. The new tool is part of International Women’s Day which place today (March 8) and shows the percentage of female versus male musicians that you listen to
In July of 1977 Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, and Pete Bellotte collaborated on a track that would forever alter the landscape of dance music. The fruit of their labor was “I Feel Love,” an undeniable number known as the first disco hit, “entirely produced with a synthesizer.”
With lyrics radiating sentiments of inclusivity and acceptance, the track proved to be a sensation in dance culture and revolutionary from a production standpoint.
The iconic track became a key influencer in music production with its synth work and Moroder could be found at the mast of music production after his debut on Casablanca Records, From Here To Eternity—a record that would be instrumental in the conceptualization of house music not long thereafter. Since that debut, Moroder has garnered four Grammys and three Academy Awards for his work.
In the 21st century, Moroder is experiencing a renaissance that has taken his legendary profile to new heights. Recent highlights include a high profile collaboration on Daft Punk‘s celebrated 2013 album Random Access Memories and the release of yet another album in 2015—Déjà Vuwhich charted #1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums Chart.
In recognition of his astounding career, Brooklyn’s Schimanski nightclub will honor the fortieth anniversary of “I Feel Love” with an appearance from Moroder himself on July 27th. Hosted by Mixmag, Casablanca Records, and the Smirnoff Sound Collective, the event will toe the boundary of the past and present in an intimate atmosphere. Those present for last year’s festivities can attest, it’s sure to be an incredible time.
Fans can RSVP for the I Feel Love anniversary event here.
Hosted for its first-time ever in Lansing, Michigan, MiEntertainment Group have embarked on their latest undertaking, PRIME Music Festival. Taking place over the span of September 15-16, the brand new festival aims to propel the growth of the Michigan music scene, highlighting the festival’s urban aesthetic in combination with mix of artists.
PRIME brings in a dynamic mix of talent that is bound to draw crowds from all ends of the nation. Booking some of the most prominent names in the current time, headliners Marshmello, Migos and Machine Gun Kelly will be there to close out both nights.
Breaking into North America’s thriving festival scene, the event offers more than music and makes a point to highlight the growing need for diversity at events by infusing popular hip-hop and rap artists Playboi Carti and Waka Flocka Flame. Rounding up the line-up and making sure not to forget about the electronic music fans, Cheat Codes, Joyryde, Party Thieves and Prince Fox make for a well-rounded lineup.