Nile Rodgers 'upped his game' with Daft Punk

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 April 2013
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Nile Rodgers felt the need to "up his game" while working with Daft Punk on their new album 'Random Access Memories', especially when recording in Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady studios

Nile Rodgers felt the need to "up his game" with Daft Punk.

The producer experienced a mutual sense of challenge while recording with the French electronic duo on their upcoming album 'Random Access Memories', especially as they were in New York's iconic Electric Lady studios, built by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix.

Speaking to Vice magazine as part of their online Creators Project series, Nile explained: "90 per cent if not higher of all the recordings that I've ever made in my life have been the result of a very impromptu initial meeting that feels so natural and organic that you have to take it to the next level.

"They make you up your game, even if your game is pretty good."

Although they are from different eras, Nile - who has worked with the likes of artists such as David Bowie and Madonna - felt he could relate to the music of the group, made up of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Tomas Bangalter.

He added: "I feel like I'm working with two people who grew up with me and feel it the same way we felt the vibe when we were creating this stuff. It's like they went back to go forward."

Italian collaborator Giorgio Moroder recently praised the 'One More Time' hitmakers for taking dance music a "step forward" and believes they have revived their "human touch" on the greatly anticipated record.

Speaking in a previous video, he said: "They had to do something which is different, still dance, still electronic but to get that human touch back.

"Daft Punk wanted to do things in a way that is not just pushing a note or a chord. You definitely hear that it is nice and full and the drums and bass have that warm, full sound. It's time to have something new in the dance world, this is a step forward."

'Random Access Memories' is released in Europe on May 17, in the UK on May 20 and the US on May 21.

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