As you may or may not have heard, Daft Punk’s camp released the news that they were officially teaming up with the frontman and guitarist Nile Rodgers, who recently recovered from cancer, to help them in the production of their new album. Here’s what Spin Magazine had to say:
The godfathers of contemporary electronic dance music appear to be working on their next album with one of the godfathers of dance music’s original American chart takeover. On Monday, Houston’s Culture Map reported that Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, who gave disco a healthy jolt of funk before going on to produce such albums as David Bowie’s Let’s Dance and Madonna’s Like a Virgin, would be meeting with Daft Punk about the French duo’s upcoming fourth album. And now Rogers has reportedly confirmed the collaboration, which is potentially awesome news for anyone with ears and/or asses.
Responsible for such resounding hits as “Love Shack”, Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”, alongside an extensive catalog with his original band Chic, Mr. Rodgers certainly knows good music and will undoubtedly lend a certain extra something to Daft Punk’s already extraordinary talent to create what we can only hope is another (long-overdue) groundbreaking album for them. No word on the album release date so how about some remixes in the meantime? First, an incredible live mashup of Daft favorites by Betatraxx off his FREE “Bootleg EP”, which you can find on his SoundCloud here. Second, Schoolboy, who just shut down the internet this week with his “Antidote” remix (see bottom), with a big-room dub take on “Da Funk”. Finally, fellow French producers Cherokee give their take on the already smooth nu-disco track “Something About Us”.
And if you haven’t been around the internet much this week, here’s the Antidote remix by Schoolboy. Didn’t think this song needed anything else? Press play.