Some tidbits from Nile Rodgers‘ talk at the International Music Summit in Ibiza have come trickling in through Twitter this morning. 

The most interesting of them refer to Rodgers’ future collaborations. Following his work on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memoriesincluding the #1 single ‘Get Lucky’, Rodgers – who in the past has worked with the likes of David Bowie, Diana Ross and Peter Gabriel – has been in the studio with EDM poster boy Avicii, Rodgers describing him as “one of my favorite songwriting partners I’ve had in a long time. I have so much respect for him.”

Avicii has clearly been taking inspiration from the collaborators on Random Access Memories – it emerged earlier this week that he’s also been working with Giorgio Moroder. Also in the pipeline for Nile: a session with fast-rising UK duo Disclosure, and work with Chase & Status, Etienne Daho and David Guetta. Speaking to the Official Charts Company, Rodgers revealed that earlier this week he was “with David Guetta writing a song [they’ve also been having lunch meetings together]. It was unbelievable, we went until 2 in the morning, and Arthur Baker and Taylor Dayne popped by – it felt like it was if we were back in the ’80s. And we laughed and said, ‘If this was the old days, we would take this rough mix and rush down to Paradise Garage and play it, see how it worked on the crowd before we finished the record.”

Rodgers also, of course, has that collection of lost Chic material on the way. You can read our recent feature on his more overlooked collaborations here.



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