Producer Nile Rodgers is well known in the music industry, he’s written for some of the biggest music stars in the world and now it seems like he’s working with Chase & Status on some new material.
Rodgers, who has worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Diana Ross and some of the biggest disco acts in the world is now working with Chase & Status and according to them he kept them working into the early hours of the morning perfecting their work.
Chase & Status have recently announced a string of tour dates up and down the country and now are promising some ‘incredible tracks’ after working with Chic’s Nile Rodgers.
At least one of the new tracks is set to feature on their third studio album ‘Brand New Machine’ and the duo, who spoke to Gigwise at Reading Festival over the weekend spoke about how it was to work with the man himself.
“It’s hard to put into words how amazing Nile Rodgers is and the success he’s had,” said Will Kennard. “I think we first met him last year in Ibiza, he was playing after us. He came up to us, said he was a massive fan and ‘I’d love to get in the studio with you’.
“I thought he was probably just being polite and whatever, a year later his management is trying to sort it out and immediately we jumped on it.”
The drum and bass duo also spoke about Rodgers work ethic and his energy in the studio.
“We spent a couple of days just jamming out with the legend that is. He’s a music genius but more than that the vibe, the positivity the energy. Maybe at 4am in the morning we’d be flagging, saying ‘lets call it a day’ and Nile will say to keep going. That’s what we loved about him and that’s why he’s so amazing.”
“We’ve written some incredible tracks and we’re excited that one of those could be on our album.”
Chase & Status have recently played a string of festival dates ahead of their UK tour later this year. Watch a clip of them below as they performed their smash hit ‘Blind Faith’ in July at the 20th anniversary of the T in the Park festival in Scotland.