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.
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.
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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,
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.
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.
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 andthe 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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