It’s been confirmed people. Nile Rodgers, a New York City guitarist, composer, and guitarist in band Chic, confirmed today that he has met up with Daft Punk at his home and is talking about making a new record together.
Australian blog, Faster Louder, got more of the scoop by going straight to Nile Rodgers with some questions while on tour.
“We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real,” Rodgers told the FasterLouder. “They came over to my place today around breakfast time and it’s now evening I basically had to almost kick them out. We were having so much fun just in an informal setting that we decided to make it formal. And it’s very formal. It’s gonna be amazing.”
“It’s funny I’ve known Daft Punk for some time now but we were never really close – we never got a chance to hang out with each other, we would just meet in passing,” he happily continued. “So today was the first chance we had to spend hours and hours together and it was just so awesome. Every track they played I just ran across the room and got my guitar and started playing and we were all dancing around my dining room having the time of our lives. It was something that was meant to be. It was interesting how Thomas said to me: ‘It’s funny Nile, it’s like we’ve completed the circle’. We’ve always just met, just had a moment to talk and then finally today we just said, this is something that has to happen.
Harder Faster tried to get more out of Rodgers, but unfortunately he kept his lips sealed. Though one last piece of information made it to the surface. Nile apparently is trying to tease an R&B influence into Daft Punk’s material. Will this prove to be popular? Who knows, but we will be keeping our eyes peeled for anymore information that comes to the surface in the near future.
On another note, Panda Bear’s frontman, Noah Lennox, has been reported talking to Daft Punk about working together as well. Not as many details have been released on this topic, but we will keep you posted.
– The Dankles
*full credit for interview goes to FasterLouder