LCD Soundsystem has partnered up with Spotify on their latest release. The two-track acoustic EP follows the usual format of a Spotify Singles release, including an acoustic in-studio version of one of the band’s tracks as well as a cover. For this session, LCD recorded a new version of “Tonite,” a single released last year on their long awaited comeback album American Dream. But of course, since electronic elements are so engrained in LCD’s style, this seemingly stripped back version of the track still includes its integral synthesized elements. Following “Tonite” is a mash up of sorts, where the band works their own 2010 track “Home” together with Chic‘s “I Want Your Love.” This time, the track takes on a groovier new personality with the homage paid to the iconic Nile Rodgers-led funk band.
Both tracks were recorded in New York City’s iconic Electric Lady Studios.
Back in 2013, disco legends Chic and their fearless leader Nile Rodgers returned to the spotlight with their contribution to Daft Punk’s hit “Get Lucky.” In 2015, they announced their first album in over two decades, which never came to fruition. Now, they’re back in the studio working with the likes of Bruno Mars, Anderson … More »
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.
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 »
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.