Infamous musical maestro and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers has been confirmed as the scribe of the official International Music Summit (IMS) anthem for 2013. Rodgers, who spilled the beans on collaborative duties with Daft Punk during his keynote speech at last year’s conference, looks to build on the hype stirred by his involvement in the duo’s first album single “Get Lucky” with British house evangelist Eats Everything providing official remix duties.
Delete those bootlegs immediately. Trash those DJ No Name extended edits. They will never be played again, because Daft Punk is back and this is the real deal.
For the first time in eight long years, the French robots have released a single that was not written for a Disney movie. After weeks of teasing with tantalizing clips at Coachella and snippets on Saturday Night Live, Daft Punk has finally dropped Random Access Memories‘ lead single “Get Lucky” on an expectant world. There’s not much that hasn’t already been written about the track that has abused so many YouTube replay buttons. Pharrell has never sounded better. Nile Rodgers has never looked happier. The robots have never been a more welcome sight.
As the world clamors over the record that has been revealed by Daft Punk, “Get Lucky,” another brief teaser has been revealed that includes the same collaborators. Also featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers is “Lose Yourself To Dance,” and it has begun the same preview process as its Random Access Memories counterpart. The 15-second snippet gives yet another glimpse into the chemistry between the three entities and affirms that they’ve found a special groove that the world will be treated to on May 21st.
Update: We cannot source the video clip, but are confident it is real. While it did not debut on Saturday Night Live, Nile Rodgers appears to play this clip in ‘Collaborators’ interview.Posted by
Teasing the masses once again, Daft Punk unveiled their longest Random Access Memories preview yet for unsuspecting audiences at Coachella last night. Before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs took the Coachella stage around 9pm, the robots lit up screens with a teaser for track “Get Lucky” showcasing the vocals of Pharrell with legendary Nile Rodgers on guitar. The infectious hook “we’re up all night to get lucky” could very well lead the sole anthem of 2013, while the musicality brings back the Daft-infused perfection we’ve been longing for. The video also confirms the list of collaborators previously leaked.Posted by
For the third installment of the Daft Punk Collaborators’ Project, Nile Rodgers talks about his involvement with Daft Punk’s latest album. Organic from the start, the collaboration fell together on a whim when both Nile and Thomas and Guy were in New York City. The three hopped into the studio and a short time later they had developed a synergy that Nile compares to the type of relationships he had with Madonna and Herbie Hancock. He also reminisces on his first encounter with the music he would base a career on — Donna Summer’s “Love to Love You Baby,” a track that set in motion an award-winning career. His approach to disco incorporated his jazz fusion background gained from his time spent at the Apollo Theatre. This experience developed into a style that featured tight grooves and one-time jazz licks like Chic’s breakout hit “Le Freak.” Incorporating the same jazz story telling that made him famous, Nile gives us an inside look at “Get Lucky” – played by the man himself.
The second weekend of Ultra Music Festival kicked off with an even bigger bang than it closed the first on. Country legends on the main stage and disco legends back stage. Back-to-back sets and back-to-back-to-back sets. New track premieres and new albums premieres. Jump below the break for all that you need to know about Ultra day 4.
Avicii recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss plans for his upcoming album, divulging his vision for what is likely to raise the bar for the Swedish producer’s already stellar career. The album, which Avicii plans to be a collection of singles that work together to form a cohesive artistic vision, will feature credits from a variety of artists including Mike Einzinger of Incubus, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, the legendary Nile Rodgers (who also collaborated with Daft Punk) as well as Mac Davis, the man responsible for some of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits.
It’s no longer news that dance music is big business, but dealing with this new power going forward has proven complex. Ben Turner, a partner in the International Music Summit and Richie Hawtin’s manager has teamed up with Kurosh Nasseri, an entertainment lawyer who specializes in dance music to create the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), “the first international trade body representing a single genre” since the Country Music Association’s inception in 1958. The AFEM’s goal is to unite major players in advocating for the genre and delivering a uniform message. So far industry bigwigs involved include: legendary musician Nile Rodgers, ID&T CEO Duncan Stutterheim, Swedish House Mafia’s manager Amy Thomson, Kaskade’s manager and owner at Little Empire Music, Stephanie LaFera, and more.
Although dance music’s revenue for 2012 is valued at $4 billion wordwide, there’s little relevant data about the industry as a whole. According to Nasseri, putting together this type of information will be the first item on their agenda. Governing bodies like the AFEM will hopefully help further legitimize the genre. Check out their mission statement below the break.
There have been numerous rumors surrounding the two dance pioneers as of late. In the past year we’ve heard leaks about a possible Coachella 2013 headlining spot, whispers about in-studio time with Giorgio Moroder and some jam sessions with jazz legend Nile Rodgers. Nile continues to fan the flames of the Daft Punk rumor mill with his latest blog post claiming that;
“The next time I set foot in Japan, my collaboration with Daft Punk would have started to hit people’s eardrums.”
With all the rumors surrounding the enigmatic duo in the last few months and support from someone as reputable as Nile Rodgers, it seems more and more likely that we will be seeing new Daft Punk material in the new year.
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