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Get Lucky becomes biggest hit of Daft Punk’s career

05/05/2013

by Lauren Kreisler

There’s just no stopping this track!

Daft Punk remain firmly locked at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart for a second week as sales of Get Lucky accelerate yet again, shifting a staggering 163,000 copies since last Sunday.

The disco-drenched Get Lucky featuring N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers not only extends its title of the fastest selling single of the year, but in just a little over two weeks the lead single from upcoming album Random Access Memories has notched up UK sales of 369,000, to become the biggest hit of the French duo’s career, overtaking 2000’s club smash One More Time.

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Daft Punk "Get Lucky" feat. Pharrell & Nile Rodgers Now on iTunes

1. Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [feat. Pharrell and Nile Rodgers] :: (4:07)
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"Random Access Memories" Album due out May 21, 2013

Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” Video Shown At Coachella: Watch Pharrell & Nile Rodgers Jam With The Duo




New Daft Punk music has appeared in the form of a video shown at Coachella festival last night.

The 'Get Lucky' trailer features Pharrell and Nile Rodgers and was aired before Yeah Yeah Yeahs came onstage.

It features the French robots on drums and bass with Pharrell on vocal duties and Rodgers on guitar. It's an expansion of the snippet of music used on the band's website since the start of the campaign promoting their new 'Random Access Memories' album and is the longest amount of audio they've given away so far.

Pharrell looks to be on fine vocal form, providing a super smooth performance ending in the refrain "we're up all night to get lucky" – it's so infectious that it's likely to be the hook that soundtracks the summer.

The video also confirms the list of collaborators that was leaked last week and comes days after it was revealed that the band would premiere the album in the tiny Australian town of Wee Waa.

See article at mixmag.com

And see a view from the fans seat!

Happy Birthday 'Nard

A very special Happy Birthday to my long-time partner and CHIC bassist, Bernard Edwards...

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Put your dancing shoes on as legendary disco group; Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, are heading to Australia. They will perform a series of rare and must-see gigs across New South Wales, Adelaide and Victoria in March.

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La Roux Prepping Nile Rodgers Inspired Second Album

Former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers is everywhere at present. First came his illuminating autobiography, which shed light on the excesses of the disco era and his fight against cancer. Then came news of his collaboration with Daft Punk. Now comes word of a new La Roux album, apparently inspired by the great man.

A report in the new issue of Mojo (via FACT) highlights Rodgers' influence on the album, currently being recorded by the duo in a barn in the countryside in England, which singer Elly Jackson describes as having “its own climate. Surrounded by geese and otters.”

There’s no new yet of a title or release date for the new recordings, but if the duo can come up with something half as catchy as the eternally airplayed “Bulletproof,” then they’re likely to strike gold again. The description of the album as being influenced by "rare disco" tends to suggest they will.

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Nile Rodgers & CHIC at The Playground Weekender 2012 [AUSTRALIA]

Playground Weekender has unfortunately been cancelled due to weather. Please do check out Nile Rodgers & The CHIC Organization LIVE at The Metro on Monday, March 5, 2012.

Manchester Evening News: Johnny Marr joins his guitar hero Nile Rodgers on stage at Warehouse Project


He might be a musical icon himself but it turns out Johnny Marr still enjoys meeting his heroes.

In fact, the former Smiths guitarist is such a big fan of Nile Rodgers, guitarist and founder of 1970s disco hit machine CHIC, that he named his son after him.

So when Nile came to Manchester at the weekend to talk with DJ Dave Haslam about his recent memoir, Le Freak, and career as musician and producer for the likes of Madonna and Duran Duran, Dave couldn’t resist getting the two legends together.

The pair met backstage at the Zion Arts Centre, Hulme. And it turned out they got on so well that they decided to make a weekend of it – by appearing together on stage the following night.

Johnny joined CHIC during the encore at super cool nightclub The Warehouse Project, in Piccadilly, for a very special rendition of the band’s biggest 1978 hit Le Freak.

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