Chic frontman Nile Rodgers is collaborating with Daft Punk on their long-awaited fourth studio album. Rodgers revealed the news in an interview with CultureMap Houston on Monday, and discussed the collaboration further in an interview with Australia’s Faster Louder this evening.
According to Rodgers, he and the iconic electronic duo spent much of Tuesday together. “We were just jamming at my house, but it’s gonna be proper and real. 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.”
Rodgers didn’t share many specifics, but added that “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.”
In recent months, Daft Punk has also been linked to songwriter Paul Williams, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear, and Chilly Gonzales.
Daft Punk’s representation did not respond to our request for comment.