Nile Rodgers discusses working with Daft Punk on 'Random Access Memories'

Plus, hear snippet of brand new material from French duo

Nile Rodgers discusses working with Daft Punk on 'Random Access Memories'

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Nile Rodgers has said that his work with Daft Punk on their forthcoming studio album felt "unbelievably natural".

The producer and musician is one of a number of collaborators Daft Punk have worked with on their new album, which will be titled 'Random Access Memories". As well as Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear and Chilly Gonzales are all believed to have recorded with the French duo in the studio.

Speaking to Rolling Stone about his work with Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, Rodgers said: "About a year ago, I get a knock on the door – first a virtual one and then a real knock – from Guy-Manuel and Thomas. The collaboration felt so unbelievably natural that it made me realise that I need to be in the studio with people. I love partnering with people. And then from that moment, a windfall of recording started happening. I just started going in with whomever I could."

Rodgers also added that the short clip of music accompanying a recent TV advert for 'Random Access Memories' gives a window into what fans can expect from the album and the tracks he has worked on. "All I can say is that when you listen to the clip which dropped on Saturday Night Live, it pretty much shows you the great collaboration," he said. "It’s clear as a bell."

Meanwhile, a second TV advert for the album aired over the weekend, this time offering fans a further 15-second preview of new material. Scroll down to watch the new advert, which features the line "Like to get funky" delivered in Daft Punk's trademark digitised style over a disco backdrop.

Daft Punk release 'Random Access Memories' on May 20.


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