Synthesized dance music pioneer's first album in 30 years

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 Giorgio Moroder, one of the pioneers of synthesized dance music, has announced his first album in three decades with the declaration: "74 is the New 24."

The 74-year-old Italian producer said his album, to be released early next year, will feature a collaboration with prominent singers including Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Charli XCX and Sia.

He released a first track from the album on Monday titled 74 Is The New 24, which is driven by a pulsating dance beat as a computerised voice repeats the catchphrase in the song's title.

"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 you're 74 or if you are 24 because 74 is the new 24," he said in a statement announcing the still-untitled new album.

Starting in the late 1960s, Moroder was one of the first musicians to use synthesizers to create dance beats and melodies, which spawned a genre that packed nightclubs.

His production skills became well known in the disco era when he co-wrote a series of songs with Donna Summer including the 1975 smash hit Love To Love You Baby, which was characterised by its erotic moans and funky guitar.

Moroder, who started his career in Germany and later moved to Los Angeles, eventually refined his electronic dance sound with his own albums, some released under the stage name Munich Machine. At the same time, he produced some of the most memorable hits of the 1980s including Blondie's Call Me and Berlin's Take My Breath Away from the movie Top Gun.

He has won three Oscars - for the songs Take My Breath Away in 1986 and What A Feeling from the 1983 album Flashdance as well as for Best Original Score for the 1978 film Midnight Express.

While he stopped recording albums in the 1980s, he returned last year to collaborate with French electronic duo Daft Punk on the Grammy-winning album Random Access Memories.

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