Last night Nile Rodgers revealed in a online interview that he was going to be meeting Daft Punk to discuss their 4th studio album, with the two electronic pioneers wanting to experiment with R&B and funk for their next album.
Now, if this turns out to be true then it would probably be the most important music news of 2012 – and from what Nile has posted on his blog today it would appear to be true as he is meeting our two favourite robots in New York today.
Nile said on his blog: “Today I’m going to spend some time with Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo better known as Daft Punk.
“We’ve briefly met before when they were doing some sort of listening party in NYC back in the 90’s. The scene was chaotic and we didn’t really have a chance to have an artistic connection, except they did tell me that they were sorry about my former partner Bernard Edward’s death. And they dug CHIC. The feeling is mutual.
“When I first heard “Da Funk” I thought it was one of the grooviest records I’d heard in a long time. The song “One More Time” came out when I was on a trip to Paris and I visited Virgin records.
“I almost hooked up with the guys then but I don’t remember what went wrong. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” I simply thought was one of the coolest records of the year when I heard it.
“After all these years of almost hooking up, finally Daft Punk Is Hanging at My House.”
File under: wow.