The disco originator reflects on his career, collaborations and working with Daft Punk on ‘Random Access Memories’.
Hook-ups don’t come much bigger than Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk. The iconic US producer announced his involvement with the French duo’s much anticipated new album ‘Random Access Memories’ last year, adding to a glittering discography that has seen him produce artists including David Bowie, Duran Duran and Madonna, as well as blueprinting the disco sound alongside Bernard Edwards with Chic.
Building towards the May 21st release of ‘Random Access Memories’, Vice’s global arts and technology initiative ‘The Creators Project’ has commissioned ‘The Collaborators’, a series of video interviews with artists featuring on the album. So far Giorgio Moroder and Todd Edwards have been the focus, with the third instalment turning its attention to Rodgers, who gives insight into some of his major collaborations as well as the creative relationship he shared with Daft Punk whilst working on their album track ‘Get Lucky’, also featuring Pharrell Williams on vocals (as if it needed any more cool points). The interview climaxes with Rodgers joyously playing its guitar riff, having evidently forgotten just how good it is. Watch the interview below, and check a teaser clip of the track that was screened at Coachella Festival.