Of all the impassioned encomiums delivered to Nile Rodgers during Chic's set at the bandleader's inaugural FOLD Festival Tuesday night in Riverhead, NY, Pharrell Williams' words were the most precise.
"This man has been on fire since before I was born. The creativity burned that cancer out of his body," Pharrell told the crowd, referring to Rodgers' 2010 prostate cancer survival. "Thank you for your tremendous genius contribution that's moved and rocked so many generations. Anything you ever need from me in the future, you don't have to ask. You just have to tell me."
Go back to March, where 70's New Wave - code name I'll Be There - invades the dance floor to the rhythms and riffs of Nile Rodgers. A groove with a cleverly orchestrated image by Inez & Vinoodh, who took advantage of the excitement of the last Fashion Week in New York to stage top model Karlie Kloss swaying to the sounds of this (CHIC feat Nile Rodgers) come-back funk, with Stephen Galloway, André, Jordan Barrett, Anna Ewers, Edie Campbell, Liya Kebede, Cameron Russell, Rianne ten Haken and Mica Arganaraz under the flashing lights of PACHA NYC. The clip unveils the upcoming high fashion series "Parlez-vous Français" in the May 2015 issue of Vogue Paris, and also shows a new exclusive video on the for CHIC, remixed by Avan Lava. And the beat goes on before the official release of the album "It's About Time" in June.
Directed by: Inez & Vinoodh
Styled by: Emmanuelle Alt
Models: Karlie Kloss, Anna Ewers, Edie Campbell, Liya Kebede, Cameron Russell, Rianne ten Haken, Jordan Barrett, Mica Arganaraz
Make-up: Wendy Rowe
Creative Movement Director: Stephen Galloway
Manicure: Deborah Lippmann
Lighting Director: Jodokus Driessen
Editor: Otto Arsenault
Executive producer: The Collective Shift
Produced by: Stephanie Bargas
Producer: Jeff Lepine and Jon Barlow
Studio Manager: Marc Kroop
Digital Technician: Brian Anderson
Joe Hume assistant: Photo
Tucker Coordinator: Birbilis
"I'll Be There" (AVAN LAVA REMIX 2015) Performed by CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers
Written and produced by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards for the CHIC Organization, LTD. Courtesy of Warners Brothers Records Inc.
Listen to "I'll Be There" CHIC remixed by Avan Lava
Download on iTunes the original version of "I'll Be There" CHIC
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Nile Rodgers has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the last few years.
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WARNER BROS. RECORDS SIGNS RENOWNED COMPOSER, PRODUCER, GUITARIST NILE RODGERS AND HIS MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING BAND CHIC TO GLOBAL RECORDING CONTRACT
WBR ALSO ENTERS DEAL WITH RODGERS’ AND MICHAEL OSTIN’S
LAND OF THE GOOD GROOVE LABEL
February 2, 2015 — Burbank, CA — Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today that it has signed a global recording contract with Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist Nile Rodgers and his multi-platinum selling band CHIC. In addition, WBR has entered into a deal with Land of The Good Groove, the label formed by Rodgers and veteran music executive Michael Ostin. WBR will handle all distribution and label services for artists signed by Rodgers and Ostin, who will act as the imprint’s creative supervisors.