Nile Rodgers, better known as the frontman of Chic and one of the pioneers of disco-funk, revealed to Culture Map Houston on Monday that he would be collaborating with Daft Punk, the most famous robots in electronic music: "Those guys are great. They’re coming to my apartment on Monday and we’re going to talk about making a new record together.” Last night, Rodgers discussed the collaboration further with Faster Louder, saying, “We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real. They came over to my today around breakfast time and it’s now evening I basically had to almost kick them out. 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.”
While Rodgers was vague on specifics, he speak about his relationship with the French duo, saying, "It’s funny I’ve known Daft Punk for some time now but we were never really close – we never got a chance to hang out with each other, we would just meet in passing,” he happily continued. “So today was the first chance we had to spend hours and hours together and it was just so awesome. Every track they played I just ran across the room and got my guitar and started playing and we were all dancing around my dining room having the time of our lives."
While this is little to go on, it seems that the long awaited fourth studio album from Daft Punk will see the light of day, hopefully by the year's end. Expect more news to surface regarding the album and their collaboration with Nile Rodgers in the coming months.