The inthemix exclusive on new Daft Punk album: "It’s gonna be proper and real"

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Overnight, the interwebs went into overdrive about a tantalising comment from funk/disco legend Nile Rodgers to the Houston Culture Map about elusive robots Daft Punk: “Those guys are great. They’re coming to my apartment on Monday and we’re going to talk about making a new record together.”

This morning we were able to go straight to the source ahead of the Chic Australian tour and press Nile Rodgers about the Daft Punk comment. The rub? They’re definitely making a record together and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter had just left his place…

“We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real,” Rodgers told us down the line. “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.”

Naturally, we asked the man to go deeper. “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. It was something that was meant to be. It was interesting how Thomas said to me: ‘It’s funny Nile, it’s like we’ve completed the circle’. We’ve always just met, just had a moment to talk and then finally today we just said, this is something that has to happen.

“The best projects I’ve ever been involved in have always been like that: we vibe on an artistic level first – same thing happened with me and Bowie. Like Bowie, they can speak in abstract terms and I know exactly what they’re talking about. So it was funny, at one point I said, ‘You’ve been talking for two hours and you haven’t actually said exactly what you’re talking about, but I know what you mean.’ It’s all the nuances of music and who a person is as an artist, concepts, where that concept is now in the arch of life – all of that type of stuff, which is what I really understand.”

As hard as we pushed, getting Rodgers to talk in absolutes was no easy sell – but surely this is enough to make Daft Punk fanatics sing hallelujahs.

So, take a bit of this…

And add it to this for maximum awesome-ness…

Chic feat. Nile Rodgers tour dates:

2-4 March 2012 – Playground Weekender
Monday 5 March 2012 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday 7 March 2012 – Billboard, Melbourne
Friday 9 March 2012 – Womadelaide, Adelaide
Saturday 10 March 2012 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
Sunday 11 March 2012 – Golden Plains Festival, Victoria

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nickko

nickko said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Well, it can't possibly be as bad as their last album, can it?

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Ahhhhhhh.. I'm freaking out

DJ_PK

DJ_PK said on the 8th Feb, 2012

The intro baseline to "Everybody Dance" is all time!

Can't wait to see Nile and Chic next month!

short sirkut

short sirkut said on the 8th Feb, 2012

a shit morning just got better

Weinertron

Weinertron said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Another Daft Punk article on ITM. what a surprise

JackT

JackT said on the 8th Feb, 2012



Yep, that's a good one! The last news we wrote about them was September 2011

http://www.inthemix.com.au/news/intl/51217/The_coolest_DIY_Daft_Punk_helmet_ever

discotheque

discotheque said on the 8th Feb, 2012

Could you have posted something out of Homework instead of that awful Human After All album? Sheesh

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 8th Feb, 2012

another complaint about another daft punk article????

angy

angy said on the 8th Feb, 2012

EPIC SCOOP JACKT I LOVE YOU WILL YOU MARRY ME PLZ <3

patrickbateman

patrickbateman said on the 8th Feb, 2012

it just says they are making a record together, it doesn't say anything about an album... if they are doing an album hopefully it is like homework and nothing like the tron soundtrack

DTrancer

DTrancer said on the 8th Feb, 2012

'So it was funny, at one point I said, %u2018You%u2019ve been talking for two hours and you haven%u2019t actually said exactly what you%u2019re talking about, but I know what you mean.%u2019' Must've been some good smacky pingers then

Morecowbell

Morecowbell said on the 9th Feb, 2012

It most likely wouldn't be anything like the Tron soundtrack, since it won't be a soundtrack written for the movie Tron.

ravey davey

ravey davey said on the 9th Feb, 2012

Typical Daft Punk hype, but I don't care...

HELL YEAH!

Sooo excited...

brown820

brown820 said on the 9th Feb, 2012

Jesus how many music sites do you write for Jack?

http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/news/international/31441/Daft-Punks-new-album-Its-gonna-be-amazing

m_xt

m_xt said on the 9th Feb, 2012

^You know FL and ITM are both owned by the same company right?

brown820

brown820 said on the 9th Feb, 2012

Had a feeling they might be owned by the same parent company, but really don't see why a company would want two dance music websites? Must be a decent market lol.

JackT

JackT said on the 9th Feb, 2012

FasterLouder is rock/live music website, but they can't pass up a bit of Daft Punk as well :)

powmow

powmow said on the 9th Feb, 2012

I'm Really Proper Excited

Slavo_Pendulum

Slavo_Pendulum said on the 9th Feb, 2012

LEt's all hope, that they are making an album. And come to Australia some time in the next year. My life will then be complete.

hbomb203

hbomb203 said on the 12th Feb, 2012

i would fucking love to do daft punk's PR, be the easiest fucking job in the world.

"daft punk fart in bathtub"

*entire internet has embolism*

patrickbateman

patrickbateman said on the 15th Feb, 2012



just because it was a soundtrack doesn't mean it has to be shit. obviously you haven't heard thomas bangalter's soundtrack for irreversible. pls go

Juzzy9

Juzzy9 said on the 14th Mar, 2012

My God.......Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk, i smell a funkier version of Discovery coming....... holy craap!!!

LunarCat

LunarCat said on the 14th Mar, 2012

Sweet! I think I first discovered Daft Punk over a decade ago, and still haven't got tired od them. :D

And in case you never had the pleasure of reading Daft Punk urban dictionary page, [URL="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=daft%20punk"]here y'a go! :lol:

"They not the ulitmate french duo. They are the ultra-super-ultimate duo in the whole world."