Monday, October 21, 2019

Bass In Your Face

Unterwegs auf Planet C

Bass In Your Face


Bernard Edwards

Als ich mit Bernard Edwards die CHIC Organization gründete, wurden noch keine Subwoofer standardmäßig verwendet. Um die Low-Ends etwas mehr hervorzuheben, waren unsere Platten immer etwas mehr Bassline- und Bass Gitarren-lastiger, als andere Pop-Platten. Das entspricht einer altbewährten R&B Technik, mit der ich bis zum heutigen Tag immer gut gefahren bin.

Ich hab in letzter Zeit viel über Bernard und über all das was wir zusammen erreicht haben nachgedacht. Alles begann mit unserer ersten CHIC Platte "Everybody Dance." Für uns war es immer ganz wichtig, das "Bass in your Face" Prinzip beizubehalten.


Ich und Bernard Edwards

 


CHIC "Everybody Dance" 1978

 

Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

Today's pop music—genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal—is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"