Daft Punk could be making a new album with Chic mastermind Nile Rodgers. On Tuesday the French duo apparently descended upon Rodgers’ home in New York, where they were to discuss recording music together.
“Daft Punk is hanging at my house!” Rodgers declared on his blog. He had mentioned the meeting a few days earlier, telling Houston’s Culture Map the group would be “coming to [his] apartment” to “talk about making a new record together”. He added: “Those guys are great.”
Neither Rodgers nor Daft Punk have issued details about their collaboration, but the acts have a history of mutual admiration. They first met in the 90s, Rodgers said, during “some sort of listening party” in New York. “The scene was chaotic and we didn’t really have a chance to have an artistic connection, except they did tell me they were sorry about my former partner Bernard Edward’s death. And they dug Chic.” For his part, Rodgers is a big fan of songs such as Da Funk, One More Time and Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Although they made plans to “hook up” some time ago, it could not happen until now.
Rodgers may be contributing to Daft Punk’s next album, the follow-up to 2005′s Human After All. Besides his material with disco pioneers Chic, Rodgers is acclaimed for his production on songs such as David Bowie’s Let’s Dance, Sister Sledge’s We Are Family and Madonna’s Like a Virgin. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in October 2010, the 59-year-old is now reportedly in remission. His memoirs were published last year.
Source: The Guardian