Giorgio’s: Giorgio Moroder’s Birthday Celebration Thursday, April 26th at The Globe Theatre, DTLAPurchase Tickets Now – bit.ly/GiorgiosDiscoLA
Posted by Orlove Entertainment on Thursday, March 22, 2018
Giorgio’s was created by Event and Film producer Bryan Rabin and Recording Artist and DJ Adam Bravin. The nightclub is named after legendary multi-Oscar and Grammy award-winning producer Giorgio Moroder. Giorgio’s takes place in Mmhmm, the nightclub hidden away behind the kitchen of The Standard, Hollywood on the famed Sunset Strip.
The guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of cool. Generations of Fabulousness have flocked weekly to experience the disco magic. From musical legends such as Mick Jagger, Mick Fleetwood, Lenny Kravitz, P Diddy, Kylie Minogue, Rufus Wainwright, Jody Watley, Billy Idol, Robyn, Common, George Clinton, Sam Smith , Adam Lambert, Robbie Williams, Peaches, Boy George , Debbie Harry, David Lee Roth , Lionel Richie members of Duran Duran, Sade, Black Keys, Rage Against the Machine, Bananarama, No Doubt and The Sex Pistols to Fashion Designers, Zac Posen , Olivier Rouseing of Bailman, Olivier Theyskins, Haider Ackerman, Prabal Gurung, Johnson Hartig, Michael Schmidt, Monique Lhuillier. Fashion photographers Ellen Von Unwerth, Inez and Vinoodh, Mario Testino, Anton Corbijn, David LaChapelle, Greg Gorman, Tierney Gearon, Tony Duran Supermodels Amber Valetta, Naomi Campbell and Erin Wasson to the ladies of the International best-dressed list Daphne Guinness, Dita Von Teese and Catherine Baba. The Social register is even showing up in droves from Crystal Lourd , Jacqui Getty, Alexandra Von Furstenberg to Vanessa Getty, as well as TV and film Stars like Denzel Washington , Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Kate Beckinsale, Amy Poehler,, Nicole Richie , Cameron Diaz, Craig Robinson, Kate Hudson, Sofia Vergara, Drew Barrymore, James Caan, Rashida Jones, Lee Daniels, Jussie Smollett, Taraji P. Henson, Baz Lurhmann, Queen Latifah, RuPaul, John C. Reilly, Lisa Edelstein, Ron Perlman, Kerry Washington, Henry Cavill, Gwendoline Christie, Chris Meloni, Olga Kurylenko, Maria Bello to name a few and the man himself, Mr. Giorgio Moroder.
Giorgio’s has quickly become the darling of the press being featured in publications such as The New York Times’ T Magazine, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Forbes, V Magazine, WWD, Fashion Week Daily, Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Purple Magazine, Page Six to name a few.
Timeless music, beautiful people, and a sexy room are a combination that never goes out of style…..Viva la Giorgio’s!!
As the founder of disco and an electronic music trailblazer, Giorgio Moroder made his mark as an influential Italian producer, songwriter, performer, and DJ. At 74 years old, Moroder still has his hands in the center of EDM culture, swinging back into the spotlight in 2013 as a guest collaborator on the GRAMMY Award-winning Daft Punk album Random Access Memories (“Album Of the Year”), new remixes for Donna Summer, Haim and his Scarface motion picture soundtrack, a newfound station as an acclaimed live DJ at major global festivals and clubs, and a forthcoming new album of collaborations. Over the course of his career, Mr. Moroder has worked with some of the most famous names in music including Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Cher, Janet Jackson and David Bowie. He is heavily noted for being the key player in the Queen of Disco Donna Summer‘s rise to fame throughout the 1970s, collaborating with her on her biggest hits including “Love To Love You Baby,” “Hot Stuff” and “I Feel Love.” In 1997, Moroder and Summer won the Grammy Award for “Best Dance Recording” for the song “Carry On.” He recently teamed with Verve records to honor Summer with Love To Love You Donna, a collection of her most notable hits remixed by Afrojack, Hot Chip, Laidback Luke, Masters at Work and others.
Giorgio Moroder’s music charted success everywhere the disco craze touched down but he is also responsible for some of the most classic film scores to date including Scarface and Midnight Express, as well as timeless soundtrack numbers like “Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun), Irene Cara’s “Flashdance,” Blondie’s “Call Me” (American Gigolo), as well as compositions on films such as The NeverEnding Story, Superman III, Rambo III and Beverly Hills Cop II. From these, Moroder has accumulated three Academy Awards, four Golden Globes, four Grammys and more than 100 gold and platinum records. Giorgio Moroder was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2004.
Originally from Val Gardena-Dolomiti, Italy, Giorgio Moroder spent his early years in music touring Europe; playing bass and guitar in pop-oriented ensembles. He first gained popularity in Munich, where in 1969, the release of his single “Looky Looky” was awarded a gold disc. He eventually teamed up with Pete Bellotte and Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby”, the song that is now credited with starting the popular, worldwide disco craze.
Moroder has worked with several of the biggest names in music, including: Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Cher, Roger Daltrey, Janet Jackson, Freddy Mercury, David Bowie, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, and Pat Benatar. Among his biggest hit singles are Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff” and “I Feel Love,” Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone,” David Bowie’s “Putting Out the Fire” and Blondie’s “Call Me.”
His many innovative film scores include three Academy Award winners. The first came for his score to the 1978 film Midnight Express. The second recognized was Irene Cara’s inspirational hit, “Flashdance,” from the film of the same title. Lastly, “Take My Breath Away” from the film, Top Gun, brought him his third Academy Award.
Compositions by Moroder have also contributed to numerous other hit films such as Superman III, Rambo III, Beverly Hills Cop II, anad the score for the 1983 gangster epic, Scarface.
In 1998, he received his third Grammy for the song “Carry On,” performed by Donna Summer, among countless other awards and honors.
Moroder’s creativity has also entered the realms of sports and global affairs. He wrote the songs “Reach Out” for the 1984 Olympics, “Hand in Hand” for the 1988 Olympics, the worldwide hit song “Un Estate Italiana” for the 1990 Soccer World Cup in Italy, and “Forever Friends” for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
In 2013, he collaborated on the song “Giorgio by Moroder” with acclaimed electronic duo, Daft Punk, ushering a resurgence of Moroder’s work and earning his 3rd Grammy award.
As of 2014, Giorgio Moroder has performed around the world at shows including Vivid Fest, Moogfest, Wireless Festival, Les Ardentes, and Pacha Ibiza.
His album Deja Vu, which was released on Sony/ RCA in 2015 featured collaborations with Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Charli XCX, Matthew Koma, Mikky Ekko, Sia and more. The album reached number one in the US on the Billboard dance/electronic charts.
Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, CA on September 10, 1940. He comes by his affinity with music naturally, as his mother Ruby Ayers was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father Roy Sr., a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist. As it often happens in a household filled with the love and the appreciation which for music, Roy began to demonstrate his musical aptitude by the tender age of five, by which time he was playing boogie-woogie tunes on the piano. He turned to the steel guitar by the age of nice, had stints during his teens playing flute, trumpet, and drums before embracing the vibes as his instrument of choice.
Perhaps Roy’s karmic destiny as a vibraphonist was by his parents’ decision to allow him to attend a concert featuring the great Lionel Hampton’s Big Band. During “Hamps” customary stroll down the aisle to thank you his audience for attending, he noticed and ecstatic five-year-old boy. So impressed was “Hamp” by the child’s ebullience he walked over and presented young Roy Ayers Jr. with the gift of a lifetime- a pair of vibe mallets. During Roy’s adolescence, although his parents required that his schoolwork remain his primary focus, his mother managed to fit in piano lessons, which served to enhance his public school education. In addition to Roy’s involvement with various instruments, he also sang in the church choir. Then, at seventeen years of age his parents presented him with a set of vibes and the rest, as they say, is history.
Roy began at first study independently, then eventually discovered that Bobby Hutcherson, a rising vibraphonist, lived in his neighborhood, and subsequently he began to work under Bobby’s tutelage. Their relationships as friends and musicians blossomed, with regular meetings between the two to collaborate and practice. During this period, Roy went on to form the very first group of which he was the leader, while a student of Jefferson High school. Appropriately enough, he first named the group the Jefferson Combo, later re-naming the group to the Latin Lyrics. After graduation from Jefferson High, Roy attended Los Angeles City College where he studied advanced music theory.
By 1961 Roy had become a well-rounded, full-fledged professional musician, and as is customary in nurturing African-American households, at twenty-one the keys to the door. As the adage goes, if you are blessed, when one closes another one opens. Fortunately for Roy, he had just begun to receive his musical blessings, as early in his career, he collaborated and performed with likes of Chico Hamilton, Teddy Edwards, Jack Wilson, Phineas Newborn and Gerald Wilson. Shortly thereafter, Roy made his recording debut with Curtis Amy, a highly regarded saxophonist, with whom he recorded “Way Down” and “Tippin on Through”.
Vito De Luca, aka Aeroplane, the Italian-Belgian producer, has established himself as a party-starting DJ, a remixer du jour, and a leader of the nu-disco and Balearica music scene. His distinctive “analog house” sound sets him apart from the rest. In the last year, Aeroplane has produced several popular HypeMachine-charting remixes, including Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie,” Mystery Skulls’ “Paralyzed,” Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap,” and Stromae’s “Tous Les Memes.”
Aeroplane’s debut album We Can’t Fly, an in-depth trip into Balearics with a large dose of AOR and Moroder-influenced disco, was released on Eskimo Recordings, PIAS, and Ultra in 2010. Well ahead of its time, the album is an obvious precursor to many of the releases of a similar genre in 2013 and 2014. Following his debut album release, Aeroplane was selected by Pete Tong as the 500th DJ to perform an “Essential Mix” which included the debut album title track “We Can’t Fly” and his world famous remix of Friendly Fires’ “Paris.” As a result, Aeroplane was named one of NME’s 20 Most Groundbreaking Dance Acts in the World. Following the success of his album and the “Paris” remix, Aeroplane has released several collaborative EP’s, produced countless successful remixes, and has launched his own record label, Aeropop, in addition to touring the world many times over.
In 2014, Aeroplane will release his first original music in over a year with the single “Let’s Get Slow,” which features a vocal performance by Benjamin Diamond of Stardust “Music Sounds Better With You” fame. To follow will be a steady stream of new original music throughout 2015 including collaborations with Mayer Hawthorne and Kimbra, among others.
Aeroplane continues to tour all over the world. Notably, he performed at Coachella 2014 following a successful North American tour, and will touch every continent except for Antarctica this year alone.
YACHT began as the solo project of Jona Bechtolt, a musician and multimedia artist who dropped out of high school in the 90s to play drums in a touring punk band with his older brother. In the latter part of the decade, he brought his DIY sensibility to laptop production, partnering with vocalist Khaela Maricich to release two albums with the Blow, an off-kilter pop group that gained a loyal following after 2006’s breakout Paper Television.
Bechtolt began recording as YACHT in 2002, releasing the largely instrumental Super Warren MMIV (States Rights Records) in 2003, followed by Mega (released as a 10” vinyl, CD, and DVD combo by Marriage Records in 2004), and I Believe in You. Your Magic Is Real., in the spring of 2007. During this time, Bechtolt also collaborated with Devendra Banhart, Bobby Birdman, Mirah, Little Wings, and the Microphones, among others, was a prolific remixer and created commissioned multimedia performances for PICA, Rhizome, the Kitchen, and MoMA.
YACHT transformed from a solo project to a duo with the addition of writer Claire L. Evans, who formally joined the band with the critically well-received See Mystery Lights, named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork and a “Critic’s Choice” by the New York Times in 2009. the pair has collaborated closely since, forming the nucleus of a nervy and experimental live band which expanded and contracted over the years as YACHT toured with LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Vampire Weekend, the Postal Service, M83, and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Their 2011 album Shangri-La (DFA Records) was followed by a string of singles and EPs, each of which showcased an increasingly canny design sensibility. By the release of their 2014 EP Where Does This Disco, they were asked by WIRED to discuss their work at the magazine’s first WIREDxDesign conference; afterward, WIRED called YACHT’s practice “music not as a thing in itself, but the beginning of a chain of experiences which had no edge.”
For their 2015 album I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, Bechtolt and Evans enlisted longtime bandmate Rob Kieswetter in the recording process. the album was released in late 2015 by Downtown Records, on the back of a highly conceptual promotional campaign entirely architected by the band that was nominated for two Webby Awards. At the end of 2016, YACHT temporarily imploded. After a silence, they returned with the five-song EP Strawberry Moon, a pop polemic about online culture, animal rights, and the deep loneliness of failure.
Claire L. Evans’ first book, Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet, will be published by Penguin Random House in March 2018.