Giorgio Moroder seen at the 2014 Pitchfork Music Festival, on Friday, June 18, 2014 in Chicago. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)
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By Daniel D'Addario
November 17, 2014

Giorgio Moroder, widely considered a pioneer of disco, has announced a new album due out next spring — one that makes it clear he’s not threatened by pop upstarts.

Moroder’s album, his first solo effort in over 30 years, is to feature collaborations with Britney Spears, Sia, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue, and others. Moroder is no stranger to collaboration with younger artists, having recently been featured on Daft Punk’s Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories.

Before the Daft Punk appearance, Moroder may have been best known for his work on songs including Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” and film scores including Scarface and Top Gun. Presumably Britney and her cohort will help introduce the artist to a new generation of fans, not that it seems Moroder’s too worried: His first single, the title track from the album, is bluntly titled “74 Is the New 24.” In a press release, the indefatigable producer said: “Dance music doesn’t care where you live. It doesn’t care who your friends are. It doesn’t care how much money you make. It doesn’t care if your 74 or if you are 24 because… 74 is the new 24!”

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