Nile Rodgers - guitarist and founder of legendary 70s disco outfit Chic - has let slip in an interview with Houston's digital magazine Culture Map that he is going to be working with another legendary group, French electro-pop duo Daft Punk. When asked in the interview about the band, Rodgers said, "Those guys are great...they're coming to my apartment on Monday and we’re going to talk about making a new record together."
So does this mean that the first original Daft Punk album in a decade (albeit their soundtrack to the Tron sequel) will have a strong campy disco theme running through it? It's a thought no doubt tantalising for some and terrifying for others.
Edit: Rodgers later gave an account of said meeting with Daft Punk to FasterLouder:
“We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real. They came over to mine today around breakfast time and it’s now evening I basically had to almost kick them out. We were having so much fun just in an informal setting that we decided to make it formal. And it’s very formal. It’s gonna be amazing.
It’s funny I’ve known Daft Punk for some time now but we were never really close – we never got a chance to hang out with each other, we would just meet in passing. So today was the first chance we had to spend hours and hours together and it was just so awesome. Every track they played I just ran across the room and got my guitar and started playing and we were all dancing around my dining room having the time of our lives. It was something that was meant to be. It was interesting how Thomas said to me: ‘It’s funny Nile, it’s like we’ve completed the circle’. We’ve always just met, just had a moment to talk and then finally today we just said, this is something that has to happen.
The best projects I’ve ever been involved in have always been like that: we vibe on an artistic level first – same thing happened with me and Bowie. Like Bowie, they can speak in abstract terms and I know exactly what they’re talking about. So it was funny, at one point I said, ‘You’ve been talking for two hours and you haven’t actually said exactly what you’re talking about, but I know what you mean.’ It’s all the nuances of music and who a person is as an artist, concepts, where that concept is now in the arch of life – all of that type of stuff, which is what I really understand.”
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