Wednesday, July 30, 2014

PREMIERE: NILE RODGERS (MK DISKO DUB)

21 May 2014

As IMS (International Music Summit) in Ibiza is now underway, thousands of the industry's finest will head to the White Isle to talk dance music, but who will soundtrack this epic occasion? Of course it's Nile Rodgers.

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David Bowie's "Let's Dance" Turns 31 Today

David Bowie's iconic album, "Let's Dance" was released on April 14, 1983. Produced by Nile Rodgers & David Bowie, it had 3 smash singles and some of David's (and Nile's too) best work.

Happy Birthday... Let's Dance (this is when you turn it up!)

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Nile Rodgers brings CHIC to headline Bestival 2014

Disco genius Nile Rodgers will bring Chic to Bestival this year as Sunday’s headliner.

The pop legends will join Beck, Foals and Outkast at the Isle of Wight festival this September, which for 2014 has gone for a ‘Desert Island Disco’ theme.

Rodgers said: “I’m so excited to be back at Bestival, this time in the prestigious Sunday night headliner slot following legends Stevie Wonder and Elton John. Expect an extra special Desert Island Disco set from myself and Chic! Looking forward to seeing you all in September.”

Pony-tailed festival bossman Rob da Bank added: “Ever since I first booked Chic and Nile for Bestival a few years back they have hands down been the best live band we’ve ever had at Bestival and Camp Bestival. And once people start realising how many hits Nile has written and produced for artists ranging from Madonna and David Bowie through to Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ you realise this is just one huge disco jukebox that is gonna keep firing out the hits all night!”

Other acts on the bill this year include Disclosure, Major Lazer, Caribou and this week’s FACT mixers Wild Beasts.

Bestival takes place from September 4-7 on the Isle of Wight – head to the festival’s website for tickets and more information.

Rodgers has maintained his strong form in recent months, racking up collaborations with Disclosure and Tensnake and delivering a must-watch performance at the Grammys with Pharrell, Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk. [via NME]

Read the original article here:
http://www.factmag.com/2014/02/25/nile-rodgers-brings-chic-to-headline-bestival-2014/

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BRIT Awards 2014 LIVE

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MOOGFEST 2014!

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Nile Rodgers: A Man of Music and Philanthropy

by Xaque Gruber

Fresh from winning three Grammy Awards for his work with Daft Punk on their ubiquitous smash, "Get Lucky," legendary songwriter/musician/producer, Nile Rodgers, chatted about life, art and a new honor: his being selected for ICON MANN's "28 Men of Change," a groundbreaking initiative that shines a light on Black male professional leaders and philanthropists, which airs on BET throughout Black History Month. This places Rodgers in the company of fellow ICON MANN honorees Steve McQueen, Nick Cannon, Forest Whitaker, Swizz Beatz and Lee Daniels.

While everyone loves and respects Rodgers' musical contributions, many may not realize the impressive mark he has made in the philanthropic world with his We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) named for the 1979 Sister Sledge anthem he wrote and produced with his late, beloved partner and CHIC bandmate, Bernard Edwards. WAFF strives to solve some of our biggest problems through global projects that promote peace, and appreciation of cultural diversity.

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Congratulations, Nile Rodgers!

Nile Rodgers, in his collaborations with Daft Punk, wins 3 Grammys at the 56th Grammy Awards show, held in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Album of the Year :: Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
Record of the Year :: Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft Pharrell and Nile Rodgers
Best Pop Group/Duo Performance :: Get Lucky by Daft Punk ft Pharrell and Nile Rodgers

The collaborators on the album, Random Access Memories, won an additional 2 Grammy's for Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Engineered Album

Daft Punk with Pharrell, Nile Rodgers and special guest Stevie Wonder as well as the cast of musicians that made the record, Random Access Memories, gave a legendary Grammy performance that had everyone on their feet and dancing.

A HUGE congrats to you, Nile, for all that you do and especially the music you bring to this world.

Humbly, your Nile Rodgers Productions Family.

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A Tribute to Nile Rodgers

"You probably don't know my name, but I bet you know at least one of my songs," Nile Rodgers says in BBC documentary, Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker.

Indeed, over the past 40 years Rodgers has penned, played and produced a vast wealth of hit songs, starting with "Le Freak" and "Good Times," the era-defining late-'70s smashes by the band he co-founded, disco powerhouse CHIC.

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Nelson Mandela "A Family Story"

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