Daft Punk to work with Nile Rodgers on new album?

Producer and Chic frontman says he's in talks with the French duo

Nile Rodgers has revealed that he is in talks with Daft Punk to work on their new album.

The Chic guitarist and legendary producer – who has previously offered his production duties to artists including David Bowie and Madonna – told CultureMap that he had discussed collaborating with the French duo.

Speaking about possibility of working together, he said:

Those guys are great. They’re coming to my apartment on Monday and we’re going to talk about making a new record together.


In January last year, Rodgers revealed that he had been fighting an aggressive form of cancer, but announced that he was free of the disease in March of the same year.

Daft Punk released their last album, the soundtrack to the film Tron: Legacy, in 2010. A remix of the album was released in April 2011, but the band’s former manager Busy P condemned the project, stating: “A masterpiece like Tron:Legacy soundtrack deserved the best and I am sad to discover the A&R at Disney is apparently buying most of his electronic music in airports stores.”

Meanwhile, in August last year, a demo from the duo’s 1994 LP ‘Drive’ was uncovered by Scottish electronic label Soma Records.