AS the person behind Stylish’s Le Freak, I Need Your Love, and Everyone Dance, Madonna’s Like A Virgin, David Bowie’s Let’s Dance and Daft Punk’s Get Fortunate, Nile Rodgers is aware of a factor or two about what makes successful document.
However he claims to have secretly made not one, however ten, with the late DJ Avicii after they shaped an in depth friendship.
Avicii secretly recorded ten tracks before he died
Nile and Avicii, actual identify Tim Bergling, collaborated on 2013 music Lay Me Down, however Nile has now revealed they held a collection of periods during which they recorded an album’s-worth of content material shortly before the Swede’s sudden death in April, aged 28.
Taking up my Weird column for the primary time, Nile defined: “Between Avicii and me, there’s at the very least ten, no less than.
“We laughed on a regular basis. I used to say, ‘You put Tim and I in a room and we can do the entire Top 20 in, like, two or three weeks’.
“I’ve simply been contacted about placing out my stuff, however I’ve obtained to see how it’s as a result of I used to be very near Tim and the music we didn’t put out was extraordinary. He was blown away, as was I.
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Music producer Nile Rodgers reveals he recorded music with the DJ
The pair labored collectively on the 2013 monitor Lay Me Down
“But, because of what I know, which I will not talk about, I want to make sure that whatever work I do would be to the benefit of the people Tim would want that project to benefit.”
It isn’t the one assortment of tunes Nile has his thoughts on, although, as his band Stylish have immediately launched their album It’s About Time — appropriately titled because it’s their first in 26 years.
And because the most well-connected man in showbiz, he revealed he has an eye-watering 13,847 numbers in his telephone guide, so it’s no shock he managed to get all-star collaborators together with Woman Gaga, Craig David, Emeli Sande and Stefflon Don on board for the document. Nile defined: “More often than not I make different individuals’s data, so what I did with this was numerous these different individuals made my report with me.
“Then, because the album begins to get to a sure place, you begin to see these individuals slowly disappear then it turns into extra of my base unit, my individuals.
Avicii with Nile and Mike Einziger
“Then there’s this happy ending like, ‘Hey we’re rolling in the same town together’.”
And whereas it has taken 1 / 4 of a century to make this album, Nile teased a second one will comply with early subsequent yr, that includes the likes of Haim and Debbie Harry.
He turned 66 final week, however there’s definitely no stopping him.
- 1 READ ON FOR MORE OF NILE RODGERS’ BIZARRE COLUMN
- 2 Hair we go once more, Cher
- 3 Nile’s Bit
- 4 Emeli is Queen of the disco
- 5 Nile’s Bit
- 6 Watching present not on my record
- 7 Nile’s bit
- 8 Fall mind scare
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Hair we go once more, Cher
NILE waited 26 years to launch an album then his pal Cher dropped hers on the identical day.
She kicked off the Australian leg of her Right here We Go Once more Tour with this kooky look on Wednesday night time, forward of the discharge of her Abba-themed album Dancing Queen at this time.
Cher dropped her new album on the identical day as Nile
Speaking about Cher, who Nile and Stylish will tour the US with subsequent spring, he stated: “I haven’t labored with her on a report. We’ve simply frolicked, so that is gonna be enjoyable as a result of I’ve recognized Cher a very long time. She is an actual entertainer and her present is sort of a spectacle. We’re precisely the other, we’re just like the Grateful Lifeless of dance music.
“We just go out and play the song. There’s no spectacle, no dancers, no robots.”
THE celebrity is so busy he completely forgot he labored with actor and mannequin Cara Delevingne three years in the past. He stated: “I do so many projects that it’s really difficult to keep track of them. I ask my assistant, ‘Hey man, what did we do last week?’”
Emeli is Queen of the disco
EMELI Sande’s recognized for her soppy ballads however Nile has made it his mission to vary that – and turned different trendy singers into disco stars too.
After he and Emeli labored collectively on a monitor entitled Queen for Stylish’s album, she was so shocked that she enlisted Nile to work on her third album.
Nile is engaged on altering Emeli Sande’s fashion of music
The producer has been working with Olly Murs
Nile can also be working the Shotgun singer George Ezra
Nile defined: “I used to be engaged on her stuff and that’s how we received to the track on the album.
“I was like, ‘Yo Emeli, do you want to sing this?’ She was like, ‘Oh, OK cool’. Now I’m doing Emeli’s whole album. I did the one song and she said to her manager, ‘I want him to do my whole album’.”
He has additionally been recording with loads of others, together with George Ezra, since being named Chief Artistic Adviser of London’s iconic Abbey Street Studios.
Nile stated: “He came in with a song that’s very George Ezra-like and he started playing it and I started playing along with him. He went, ‘Wow, that’s cool, I like that’.” On a monitor he made with Olly Murs Nile stated: “That s*** is smokin’. You aren’t going to consider it, like, ‘Wow, this is Olly?’
“It’s so funky it’s unbelievable.”
Requested who else Nile has been working with, he defined: “Jorja Smith, Nao, Craig David was killer. I always do stuff with Disclosure, so I’ve got, like, five things pending with them now.
“I’ve got to get back to it, I love those dudes.”
They clearly love him, too.
NILE has labored with everybody from Sister Sledge to Duran Duran however now he needs to workforce up with a number of the better of British expertise. He revealed: “I love Stormzy. I haven’t done anything with him but I love him.”
Watching present not on my record
LOUIS TOMLINSON has signed Nile as his visitor decide on The X Issue, as I revealed on Wednesday.
However the producer in all probability wasn’t totally positive what was happening on the judges’ homes stage of the competitors once they filmed in Ibiza this week.
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Louis Tomlinson has signed Nile as his visitor decide on The X Issue
Nile admitted he has by no means seen an episode of the ITV expertise present, which final weekend noticed singer Thomas Pound wow the judges as drag queen Woman Freida Wylde.
Requested about his ideas on the programme,Nile stated: “I can’t inform you as a result of I’ve solely finished it as a performer, I’ve by no means watched it.
“However I used to be a performer, we had enjoyable, we had a blast.
“As a matter of reality, when the acts have been off set we did our personal little skit referred to as The Malcolm X Issue and I stood there and I performed Malcolm X.
Drag queen Woman Freida Wylde wowed the judges on the present final weekend
“I recited (his famous speech) Message To The Grass Roots to my band, they were trying to see which words I got right.”
I feel which will have gone over decide Louis Walsh’s head.
NILE turned down the prospect to supply DNCE’s 2015 hit Cake By The Ocean. He stated: “I was supposed to do that but I just wasn’t available. Now I always make a joke and say, ‘Don’t worry dudes I’ve got it next time’.”
The UK tour
CHIC will begin their UK area tour in December – and Nile insists followers can anticipate solely good vibes.
The group will play 5 dates throughout the nation and he stated: “Our repertoire is so deep that we could go any one of a million ways but we’ve chosen, after all these years, to be super positive.”
He stated the exhibits used to have a extra “dynamic element” and typically go “darker” the place the group would take individuals “up and down and up and down”.
He added: “Then we found that what seems to feel better is if we start here and then go up and up.”
Fall mind scare
NILE has revealed he suffered yet one more life-threatening well being scare this yr following his 2010 most cancers analysis.
The hitmaker narrowly prevented probably deadly mind injury in April when he tripped in his studio and bashed his head.
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Nile revealed the Weird that he suffered yet one more life-threatening well being scare
Nile, who broke his nostril within the fall, stated: “That was almost deadly. When I got to the doctor he said, ‘An inch higher, you could have been brain dead or certainly damaged for life’, and they said, ‘An inch lower, you’d have no teeth’.”
He additionally received the all-clear from the most cancers in 2013.
On the time he feared it’d kill him – or on the very least convey his profession to a untimely finish.
Having give up drink and medicines within the Nineties, Nile is now preventing match.
He may simply need to be extra cautious subsequent time he will get excited within the studio.
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- STRICTLY: “I wouldn’t do it. I don’t think of myself as that kind of person. I’m a worker bee, I’m not like a star, so it would be weird for me to be on a show like that.
“People who are on shows like that are people who talk about what girlfriend they have.”
- BRITISH FOOD: “IT’S superb, wow. Once I was a child and I used to hang around over right here British meals was disgusting.”
- SPICE GIRLS: “I’m not really sure what the Spice Girls do. When they came out with their first song my heart told me that lyrically they were trying to be an edgy Madonna type, but when I went to the show it was all little girls. I was like, ‘Something doesn’t compute here’.”
- GLASTOBURY: “WE’VE done Glastonbury a few times now.
“Glastonbury’s amazing to me. It’s just that I like it when I leave.
“You know, it’s like impossible to get in and impossible to get out.
“But I like it when I get out.”