One of pop history’s most inventive, successful and enduring artists, Nile Rodgers & CHIC release ‘Do You Wanna Party’ today, the latest track taken from the feel good album of the year, ‘It’s About Time’. WATCH HERE
‘Do You Wanna Party’ features quick-witted rapper Lunchmoney Lewis. It’s a massive disco anthem perfect for the festive party season ! Listen here
Nile says, “I’m so happy that ‘Do You Wanna Party’ is being released for the festive season. This has been an amazing year for me and I hope it’s been an amazing year for all of our fans. It’s now time to bring the tour back to our home from home and ask the question Do You Wanna Party?”
The video, directed by Giorgio Testi, continues in the same style as Nile’s previous video ‘Sober’. It see Nile return to his futuristic control panel as he remixes Lunchmoney Lewis’ life, placing him in increasingly stranger and stranger situations.
Though recorded in cities around the world, the top-ten album was mixed and mastered at the world renowned Abbey Road Studios where Nile is now Chief Creative Advisor. It’s a modern day interpretation of the iconic musical language crafted by the multi Grammy award winning composer and producer that’s inspired generations. A record brimming with the essence of ‘Good Times’.
Inspired by talent, Rodgers is always collaborating and working with musical superstars and new artists alike. It’s About Time features a lively posse of guest stars, dreamers and protagonists; There’s ‘Boogie All Night’ featuring fierce inspired romanticist NAO, ‘Dance With Me’ featuring world conquering LA powerhouse Hailee Steinfeld. The infectious recent single, ‘Sober’ (which charted #1 on the Music Week urban club chart)features man of the moment Craig David and charismatic British-Jamaican MC, Stefflon Don and a night with Diana Ross led to the incredible ‘Queen’ featuring the abstract super power of Emeli Sandé and the stately power of Elton John. Finally, CHIC get twisted around the swagger ofLady Gaga on the epic illusion of, ‘I Want Your Love’.
As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a new musical language with chart-topping hits like ‘Le Freak,’ (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records) and ‘Everybody Dance’, even sparking the advent of hip-hop with ‘Good Times’. His work in CHIC and his production work for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna has helped sell over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith have kept him at the vanguard of contemporary music. Additionally, Nile Rodgers stood in for Robbie Williams on the judging panel of the hit TV show X Factor for the majority of November and gave an exceptional performance with CHIC in Wembley Arena for the finale of the show! Please catch Nile Rodgers & CHIC performing with LunchMoney Lewis this Saturday on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show at BBC1 at 8.10pm.
Having played worldwide festivals throughout the summer, Nile Rodgers and CHIC are set for an exciting UK headline tour this December!
Nile said, “I am delighted to announce our first ever ARENA tour of the UK. Christmas is indeed coming and we are putting together “the” party of the festive season! The entire night will be programmed by me and in addition to all our hits will include my man MistaJam on the wheels of steel and more guests to be announced in the coming weeks. Come to dance!”