Coming away from the Grammy’s, artists are looking for new venues to showcase their talent. Often exploring mixed medias as well as mixed genres, the old and new are still working to keep up with one another. An article recently posted to billboard online takes note of Daft Punk’s recent collaboration with musician Nile Rodgers in a short filmTeaser: Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers. Fittingly, Rodgers’s Chic Record pulls in Daft Punk fans by literally taking the release out of this world. The record is set to be released in time with the “vernal equinox” when day and night are of equal length.
Daft Punk’s collaboration on the short film brings 1976 to 2015. The joining of the two music icons is sure to unite fans of both genres and light a flame under the nu jazz, nu soul, nu funk movement. Although the release of the album has very serious personal significance for Rodgers, he feels that the dynamic Daft Punk duo has made a “very touching film” for his release. While side A of the 12″ Maxi-Single is in honor of his partner, side B is all about that disco. Rodgers is moving forward with the times and today’s popular artists by acknowledging the fluidity of dance music. Most EDM afficionados will know that most mainstream dance music relies heavily on electronic sound (never a bad thing). Rodgers points out, “live bands like CHIC and dj’s, co-exist very well.”
Rodgers and Daft Punk are showing popular and undiscovered dance musicians that they are “stronger united than divided,” in the music world. For more on Rodgers’s record release and the film visit Nile Rodgers’s website here.