Monday, 15 June 2020

Tom Moulton on the first mixtape, remixing and the industry | Red Bull Music Academy INTERVIEW Documentary Music Producer / Remixer


Tom Moulton
 on the first mixtape, remixing and the industry 
Legends of the Music Industry Series
Tom Moulton is the producer famed for his mixes of Gloria Gaynor’s “Never Can Say Goodbye,” MFSB’s “Love Is the Message” and hundreds of other disco and soul songs, beginning with B.T. Express’s 1974 hit “Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied).” He’s credited with a remarkable series of innovations, which he says all happened by accident, including the 12" single and the continuous disco mix.

In his 2013 Red Bull Music Academy lecture, Moulton remembered his teenage years ordering singles for record stores and recounted how he got from there to the gay nightlife of Fire Island.
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Dubbed “the father of the disco mix,” Tom Moulton has contributed more to the evolution of dance music culture than most other producers. Born in New York in 1940, Moulton worked as a model and behind the scenes in the music industry before turning his hand to studio work. In the late 1960s, he created an “overlapping music tape” for Fire Island bar and restaurant the Sandpiper, and his innovative approach to producing and mixing disco songs first became apparent in 1975, when he turned the first side of Gloria Gaynor’s Never Can Say Goodbye album into a nonstop, 19-minute suite.

0:38 – Formative Years19:26 – The first mixtape27:24 – Remixing42:38 – Philadelphia1:10:51 – Outside the industry
MUSIC: 06:05 – Patsy Cline - “I Fall To Pieces”
30:00 – B.T. Express – “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)”
49:13 – MFSB – “Love Is The Message”
1:32:35 – Robert Upchurch – “The Devil Made Me Do It”

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for all the music! Maybe you have Lysa Lynn - I've Got The Hots For You on the Emergency label? I can't find it anywhere.


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