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David Bowie’s Let’s Dance illustrated the durability of Chic’s hitmaking sound

David Bowie’s Let’s Dance illustrated the durability of Chic’s hitmaking sound

Credit David Bowie for understanding how to cast his latest iteration. But also Chic for having the goods to make that nascent vision a reality.

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, “I’ll Be There” (2015): One Track Mind

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, “I’ll Be There” (2015): One Track Mind

When others are building newfound fame around your essential disco vibe, it’s time for a return in full. And that’s just what Chic has done.

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

Almost Hits: The Power Station – She Can Rock It (1996)

I recently spent a few hours perusing the autobiography of former Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor and came upon a short paragraph on the Power Station’s second album, Living In Fear.

The Friday Morning Listen: Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (2013)

Being completely disconnected from the usual source of new pop music (read: radio), I was completely unaware of Daft Punk’s huge hit single “Get Lucky.”

Nile Rodgers on ‘Like a Virgin,’ ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ ‘Upside Down’ + others: Gimme Five

Nile Rodgers on ‘Like a Virgin,’ ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ ‘Upside Down’ + others: Gimme Five

The truth is, even if you never bought a record like “Le Freak,” Chic’s wall-to-wall late 1970s hit, Nile Rodgers was all over your radio dial anyway.

Nile Rodgers, producer and Chic co-founder: Something Else! Interview

Nile Rodgers, producer and Chic co-founder: Something Else! Interview

Funky guitarist, gifted composer, hipster arranger, giving philanthropist and hit-making svengali, Nile Rodgers is just as chic as ever.

Gimme Five: Disco songs that don't, you know, suck

In looking back to disco and the 1970s, nobody is arguing that there weren’t excesses. “Disco Duck,” that song about CB radios, Barry Gibb’s chest hair. But don’t let one or two — OK, a teetering truckload — of bad apples spoil the whole batch.

Gimme Five: Disco songs that don't, you know, suck

by Nick DeRiso Nobody is arguing that there weren’t excesses. “Disco Duck,” that song about CB radios, Barry Gibb’s chest hair. But don’t let one or two — OK, a teetering truckload — of bad apples spoil the whole batch. The 1970s had their moments. Even amidst those dark days when pointing straight up counted as a dance move. HereRead More

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