Some dreams do come true. Daft Punk are making a new album with the legendary Nile Rodgers, the follow-up to 2005's Human After All. On Tuesday the French duo went to Rodgers' home in New York, where they began their musical alchemy.
"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."
Not long after, Rodgers spoke with Australia’s Faster Louder, confirming that not only had they met and spent some time playing music at his house, but that they’ve decided to make it a more formal writing process.
“We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real. They came over to my [apartment] today around breakfast time and now it’s evening, I basically had to almost kick them out,” Rodgers told the site. “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.”
When the interviewer pressed for more details, Rodgers played coy, only adding that “every track they played I just ran across the room and got my guitar and started playing, we were all dancing around my dining room having the time of our lives.”
This, for any fan of either camp, is exhilarating news. The acts have held a mutual appreciation since they first met in the 90s, and have been looking forward to scheduling opportunities to arise for a collaborative project.
Aside from his work with disco pioneers Chic, Rodgers is known and loved 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".