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.
Following Avicii’s death last week, hundreds of artists have come forward to share their stories and tributes to the late DJ. Just recently, Complex got in touch with Nile Rodgers about his time working with Avicii. While the conversation started about Avicii’s charitable contributions, Complex eventually asked what it was like to work with Avicii.
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 »
Five years ago today, Daft Punk returned to the music industry with their iconic release “Get Lucky” featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams. Just after its release, “Get Lucky” went viral and eventually went on to win a Grammy. With more than 340 million views on YouTube alone, Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” has become a
David Bowie would have been 71 year olds January 8. In celebration of the iconic glam rock innovator’s birthday, Parlophone Records — the label to which David Bowie was signed — has released a demo of Bowie’s seminal hit “Let’s Dance” featuring a guest appearance from funk virtuoso Nile Rodgers and Turkish guitarist Erdal Kizilcay.
“I’ve been blessed with a wonderful career but my creative partnership with David Bowie ranks very very very high on the list of my most important and rewarding collaborations” says Rodgers of the track, “This demo gives you, the fans, a bird’s eye view of the very start of it! I woke up on my first morning in Montreux with David peering over me. He had an acoustic guitar in his hands and exclaimed, ‘Nile, darling, I think this is a HIT!’”
The track, recorded in Montreux, Switzerland in 1982, marks 35 years since the original release of “Let’s Dance” in 1983.
Tomorrow would have been David Bowie’s 71st birthday, and to celebrate, Parlophone is unearthing a previously unreleased demo of his 1983 hit “Let’s Dance.” Recorded in Montreux, Switzerland in 1982 by a makeshift band including Nile Rodgers, Turkish-born guitarist Erdal Kizilcay, and an unidentified local guitarist and drummer, the track has been mixed and mastered … More »
Before he passed away at the end of last year, George Michael was thinking about his legacy and revisiting his old songs. In 1990, Michael had recorded a track called “Fantasy,” originally intended to be one of the singles from his Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 album. But the song didn’t make it onto … More »