In light of the remarkable resurgence of Chic and Nile Rodgers over the last few years, I couldn't resist putting together a mix of my favourite Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards productions...
Two brilliant jazz-funk musicians whose chemistry produced a catalogue of timeless dance music that has brought joy to so many people over the last few decades and is now doing so for a new generation.
Nile's return to popular music is reflected in my inclusion of one of his recent Daft Punk collaborations and his re-working of a Chic classic with Sam London. Both of which I think are great.
Nile Rodgers is a (le) freak of nature, and I mean that in a complimentary way. He's a genius. His mind gushes music and a great deal of it ends up being loved by people all over the world. Imagine a world without the music of Nile Rodgers? I know, it's a horrible thought. Thank goodness for Nile Rodgers, and for the late Bernard Edwards who channelled the waterfall of music from Nile's mind into those early Chic classics, setting them on the path to becoming a legendary music partnership.
Here's the tracklist:
Chic - City Lights
Sam London (Ft. Nile Rodgers) - Move Your Body
Chic - Everybody Dance (12" mix)
Chic - Le Freak
Chic - Dance, Dance, Dance
David Bowie - Let's Dance
INXS - Original Sin (Dance Version)
Chic - Strike Up The Band
Diana Ross - Upside Down
Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
Duran Duran - Notorious
Chic - I Want Your Love
Sister Sledge - Thinking Of You
Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
Fonzi Thornton - I'll Change My Game
Daft Punk - Lose Yourself To Dance
Chic - Good Times
The Sugarhill Gang - Rappers Delight
Modjo - Lady (Hear me Tonight)
Chic - Soup For One
Chic - Chic Cheer
Chic - My Forbidden Lover
Sister Sledge - Reach Your Peak
Sister Sledge - Got To Love Somebody