Moroder, Van Dyk Set For Billboard Dance Summit
Legendary producer Giorgio Moroder and top international DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk are confirmed to appear at the Billboard Dance Music Summit, to be held Sept. 20-22 at the Union Square Ballroom in NeLegendary producer Giorgio Moroder and top international DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk are confirmed to appear at the Billboard Dance Music Summit, to be held Sept. 20-22 at the Union Square Ballroom in New York. Moroder will appear on the Pioneers of Dance/Electronic Music panel, while Van Dyk will sit for the Billboard Q&A.
Moroder, who hails from Ortisei, Italy, and resides in Los Angeles, was one of the aural architects of disco music. His solo albums ("Knights in White Satin," "From Here to Eternity," "E=MC2") remain templates for today's electronic artists and producers.
He was also instrumental in the international success of Donna Summer. Moroder, along with Pete Bellotte, helmed numerous Summer classics, including "Love to Love You Baby," "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It," "Summer Fever," "MacArthur Park," "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "I Feel Love."
Altogether, Moroder owns three Grammys, three Oscars and four Golden Globe Awards.
Van Dyk's most recent Mute Records album, "Reflections," peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Electronic Albums chart last year. It has since spawned three club hits ("Time of Our Lives," "Nothing but You" and "Crush"). Earlier this year, Van Dyk took home DanceStar Awards for best non-U.S. international DJ, best use of music in a TV commercial (Motorola) and best U.S. event (New York's Central Park SummerStage 2003).
The artist begins a 19-date Rock the Vote Presents Paul Van Dyk tour Sept. 4 at the Space club in Miami.