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Chic’s Nile Rodgers on working with Daft Punk

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  • "We were all dancing around my dining room having the time of our lives."
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    8 Feb 2012
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Following yesterday’s news that Chic guitarist and general songwriting/production kingpin Nile Rodgers is working on Daft Punk’s new album, Faster Louder have interviewed Rodgers about the collaboration.

The work, it seems started yesterday when Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo (a.k.a. Daft Punk, obviously), visited Rodgers’ home. In Rodgers’ words, “We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real… They came over to my 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.”

“So today was the first chance we had to spend hours and hours together”, Rodgers explains, “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’.

“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.”

Can you imagine being a fly on that wall? [via Pitchfork]

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