Nile Rodgers & Chic enlist Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa, & Mura Masa for monstrous new disco collaboration, ‘Till The World Falls’

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Nile Rodgers & Chic enlist Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa, & Mura Masa for monstrous new disco collaboration, 'Till The World Falls'

Disco funk legend Nile Rodgers announced mid-June that he and his storied band Chic had a new album on the way, the band’s first effort in 26 years. Modern day maestros of the genre — and a few unassuming additions — were enlisted for the making of the record, including Anderson .Paak, Vic Mensa ,Stefflon Don, and Craig David and now, we’re getting a taste of the madness that’ll ensue with the LP’s first single, “Till The World Falls.”

A tantalizing and glitzy new disco track with a Vic Mensa verse and Mura Masa guest appearance; “Till the World Falls” is a meeting of glorious past and present funk extravagance. Anderson .Paak, NAO, and anaïs each had a hand in the track’s songwriting.

Nile Rodgers & Chic’s record is fittingly titled It’s About Time and will arrive September 7.

WATCH: Nile Rodgers & Chic join forces with Mura Masa & Nao on funky new track

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Nile Rodgers has proven his knack for writing hit songs over the past five decades, with collabs from Duran Duran to Daft Punk under his belt. Keeping up with the newest names in funky pop music, Rodgers and Chic have taken to the Jools Holland show on BBC Two with Mura Masa and NAO to premiere their funky new track, “Boogie All Night.”

NAO acts as the main vocalist on the track, pairing her breathy, high-energy vocals with Rodgers’ classic guitar riffs. Mura Masa also takes the stage wielding a guitar, holding his own against the funk and disco legend. With a new album from Nile Rodgers and Chic set to arrive later this year, there is no telling what kind of groovy collaborations will be seen.

Watch Nile Rodgers & Chic Debut “Boogie All Night” With NAO & Mura Masa On Jools Holland

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Nile-Rodgers-and-NaoWay back in 2015, disco legends Chic, then riding high off of band mastermind Nile Rodgers’ contribution to Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” announced that they were getting ready to release their first album in more than two decades. They even dropped a single. But the album never came. Instead, Rodgers and Chic have … More »

Nile Rodgers Shared A Bloody Video Of Him Breaking His Nose

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Disco innovator and pop-music genius Nile Rodgers has already survived cancer, the cocaine era, and about a million snubs from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It’s clear that a little thing like a broken nose isn’t going to bother him too much. In fact, he is perfectly happy to make fun of himself … More »

Bruno Mars, Haim, & Anderson .Paak To Feature On New Chic Album

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Good times! Disco-funk legends Chic have a new album on the way, and according to a new interview with project mastermind Nile Rodgers, it has a very impressive guest list. More »

Avicii among production Giants assisting with Nile Rogers Chic tribute album

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When I say disco, you probably picture your parents dancing at their best friends wedding; one hand on their hip and the other rotating from an upward diagonal position to an opposite pointing downward diagonal position, all the while thrusting their hips in opposite directions. Also, the first dance move any of us ever knew,

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Tupac, Journey, and Pearl Jam will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017

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In the spring of 2017, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will welcome a new class of inductees. Tupac Shakur, Journey, and Joan Baez are among the next wave of stars to be enshrined in rock n’ roll’s historical canon, along with Electric Light Orchestra, Pearl Jam, and Yes.

Hot off the heels of announcing a new Chic record coming in 2017, Nile Rodgers will also be honored at next year’s event, as the recipient of the 2017 Award for Musical Excellence.

This year, fans were able to participate in the induction voting process, adding to the 800+ ballots submitted by industry professionals, music historians, and artists. 2017 also marks the first year that the ceremony will highlight only specific members and lineups of each group. As such, Journey’s classic Steve Perry lineup will be eligible, and of the multiple iterations of Electric Light Orchestra, founding members Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, Bev Bevan and Richard Tandy will be eligible for induction as well. Of Pearl Jam’s five drummers, Matt Cameron and David Krusen make the cut for eligibility this year.

Notable talents that will have to wait another year for their potential induction ceremonies are Kraftwerk, Janet Jackson, and Depeche Mode. The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on April 7 at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The event will also be broadcast on HBO in the spring.

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Nile Rodgers announces new Chic album for 2017

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After keeping fans hanging on for nearly two years, Nile Rodgers has finally revealed release plans for a new Chic album titled It’s About Time. Originally slated for release in 2015, the album will celebrate 40 years since the band’s formation and the opening of Studio 54.

In a post to his website, Rodgers explained he also wanted to wait to release the album due to several musician deaths in 2016, like Prince and David Bowie. “In 2016, I couldn’t release an album about the joy of life in A Year of So Many Deaths,” he wrote in a statement.

Now in 2017, Rodgers will use the album to pay homage to Studio 54, which he says put the band on the international map. The release will be accompanied by a series of after parties, concerts, films, VIP packages, and more, including a “BIG SURPRISE!”

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees are Getting Electric

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The 2017 Nominees for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame are out. Making the 2017 ballot-Depeche Mode, Chic and Kraftwerk. Electronic music may finally make a breakthrough in Cleveland. To be considered for a nomination an artist must have released a first record 25 years ago. Additionally out of the 20 nominees,

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Pearl Jam, 2Pac, Bad Brains Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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NETHERLANDS - FEBRUARY 14:  Photo of PEARL JAM; 14-02-1992 Amsterdam, Pearl Jam  (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)We recently had fun guessing who’d be nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame this year, but now we can put an end to the speculation. The Rock Hall’s annual list of nominees has arrived. More »