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Daft Punk's new album: "It’sgonna be amazing"

Overnight, the interwebs went into overdrive about a tantalising comment from funk/disco legend Nile Rodgers to the Houston Culture Map about elusive robots Daft Punk: “Those guys are great. They’re coming to my apartment on Monday and we’re going to talk about making a new record together.”

This morning we were able to go straight to the source ahead of the Chic Australian tour and press Nile Rodgers about the Daft Punk comment. The rub? They’re definitely making a record together and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter had just left his place…

“We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real,” Rodgers told us down the line. “They came over to my 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.”

Naturally, we asked the man to go deeper. “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.

“The best projects I’ve ever been involved in have always been like that: we vibe on an artistic level first – same thing happened with me and Bowie. Like Bowie, they can speak in abstract terms and I know exactly what they’re talking about. So it was funny, at one point I said, ‘You’ve been talking for two hours and you haven’t actually said exactly what you’re talking about, but I know what you mean.’ It’s all the nuances of music and who a person is as an artist, concepts, where that concept is now in the arch of life – all of that type of stuff, which is what I really understand.”

As hard as we pushed, getting Rodgers to talk in absolutes was no easy sell – but surely this is enough to make Daft Punk fanatics sing hallelujahs.

The full interview with Nile Rodgers will be published on FL in the coming weeks.


Chic tour dates:
Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th March – Playground Weekender, Wisemans Ferry
Monday 5th March – Metro, Sydney
Wednesday 7th March – Billboard, Melbourne
Saturday 10th March – Arts Centre, Fremantle
Saturday 10th March – Womadelaide, Adelaide
Sunday 11th March – Golden Plains, Meredith

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01seb

01seb said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Sounding pretty damn awesome

knate

knate said on the 8th Feb, 2012

when will people realise just how shit daft punk have been for a long long time. i mean, they had a couple of decent tracks when filtered disc/house was big and that's it. so overrated

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 8th Feb, 2012



But they're guys dressed as robots with motorcycle helmets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Yeah I remember when filtered disc was big...

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/81526104.gif

deanoss

deanoss said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Heeeeuuuummmaaannnnnnnnnnnn

conditionals

conditionals said on the 8th Feb, 2012

and if knate says that pigs can fly, then that is a fucking incontestible fact too.

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 8th Feb, 2012

I will never forget the Pyramid. never.

knate

knate said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Yeah I remember when filtered disc was big...

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/81526104.gif

oh for fuks sake, DISCO

Even you're smart enough to work that one out

knate

knate said on the 8th Feb, 2012



Neither will I, or the massive brawl that broke out behind us and the fact my girl got bottled. Daft Punk's fan base in Australia. Shit music for Shit Cunts

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 8th Feb, 2012

<----- this shitcunt had a great day at the Sydney Daft Punk show.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 8th Feb, 2012



at the same time that you realise that band you like and i dont like are shit, and have always been shit.

SEEWHATIDIDTHERE?

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 8th Feb, 2012



unrucky buddy is all I can say

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 8th Feb, 2012

daft punk and nile rodgers... now this does sound like it could be ridiculously good

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Feb, 2012

oh for fuks sake, DISCO

Even you're smart enough to work that one out

For all I know, filtered disc could be a genre.

Few things in the world are funnier than dance music subgenres.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 8th Feb, 2012


Few things in the world are funnier than dance music subgenres.

True. Metal subgenres is one of them though.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Backed.

My favourites include Djent, funeral doom, folk metal and melodic Viking metal.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 8th Feb, 2012

What do you like more? Pirate metal or Viking metal?

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Pirates. Always back the pirates.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Djent is pretty retarded.

Hinee

Hinee said on the 8th Feb, 2012

<------ this shitcunt was 17 & 11 months when the brisbane show was on. still so gutted :\

shazie

shazie said on the 8th Feb, 2012



Was a year too young as well. Still gutted as well :( In fact, coincidentally my mates at work and I were talking about that concert today.


Although now that I'm over 18, I laugh at all the under 18s who can't get in.

squagz

squagz said on the 8th Feb, 2012

May have mouthed off in an FL forum last week about this site missing music exclusives, but credit where credit's due this one is a beaut. Got the interview before the Guardian and NME and stereogum (which gives credit to FL) and shitfork etc. etc. Love nothing more than seeing the heavy hitters outdone.

Andy Le Funk

Andy Le Funk said on the 9th Feb, 2012

you do realize that house music is one of the fastest growing music genres of all time, right? daft punk is one of the architects behind modern music, their influence in europe and us has started a whole wave of new music. daft punk will always be on of the greatest electronic music producing groups of all time.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 9th Feb, 2012

http://www.thoughts.swalrus.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/TheMoreYouKnow.jpg

grattan

grattan said on the 9th Feb, 2012

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/428089_10150646022168923_46321348922_10958008_540468577_n.jpg
Nile Rodgers - #GuitarPorn: My Gibson L-5 after Daft Punk arrived at my house


Are those the non-robotic hands of Daft Punk?!

Hinee

Hinee said on the 10th Feb, 2012

they're human after all!

grattan

grattan said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

No Chic love for WA - the Freo gig got cancelled:

It is with great disappointment the Chic featuring Nile Rodgers event scheduled for Saturday 10 March has been forced to cancel.

Faced with advanced ticket sales well below any reasonable expectations, we have no choice but to do the responsible thing and cancel the event.

A show of the calibre and prestige of Chic requires a standard of production and logistics not worthy of compromise; scaling back or downsizing venues is simply not an option.

We sincerely apologises for any inconvenience and disappointment caused to fans.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 3rd Mar, 2012

Guess the show wasn't going to AHHHHHHHHH SELL OUT!

grattan

grattan said on the 7th Mar, 2012

From Nile's Twitter -
I'm going to bed for two hours. I've spent the early morning in Epworth Hospital, BUT I'M OKAY NOW! I'll tell you on the blog tomorrow!I'll be at the book signing and the show is ABSOLUTELY ON! Just a cancer aftermath bull$hit-UGH! CANCER SUCKS!

grattan

grattan said on the 2nd Aug, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cq5ytm_a-D4