Move over, Giorgio Moroder. Electronic music icon Thomas Dolby, who is famous for producing breakthrough ’80s pop hits including “She Blinded Me With Science” and “Hyperactive,” will make his DJ debut at François Kevorkian’s Deep Space weekly party at New York City’s Cielo on November 17.
Dolby, a wildly talented musician/producer who has played keyboards for David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Foreigner, Joni Mitchell and George Clinton, will be mixing an electrofunk set along with some ’80s classics.
Dolby has been named the Johns Hopkins University’s first Homewood Professor of the Arts — a position that will enable him to help create a new center that will serve as an incubator for technology in the arts. In addition to playing a leading role in designing the new center, Dolby also will co-teach a course at Hopkins, “Sound on Film,” that will bring together film students from the Homewood campus with composing students at Peabody — and that will make use of computer techniques he pioneered.
On November 10 FK’s weekly fete will feature a DJ set from David J, who is known for his groundbreaking work in Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, on November 10. Here’s hoping he sneaks in “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” into his mix.