Nile Rodgers & CHIC

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Nile Rodgers & CHIC

CHIC – the world’s greatest disco band fronted by the iconic songwriter and producer Nile Rodgers.

CHIC were formed in 1976, and became the bridge between the Disco sound of the late Eighties, and the R & B sound which ran concurrently throughout that period.

CHIC stripped disco’s sound down to its basic elements; their funky, stylish grooves had an organic sense of interplay that was missing from many of their overproduced competitors.

CHIC’s sound was anchored by the scratchy, James Brown-style rhythm guitar of Nile Rodgers and the indelible, widely imitated (sometimes outright stolen) bass lines of Bernard Edwards; as producers, they used keyboard and string embellishments economically, which kept the emphasis on rhythm.

CHIC’s distinctive approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their time, but also helped create a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and even hip-hop in the post-disco era. Not coincidentally, Rodgers and Edwards wound up as two of the most successful producers of the ’80s.

On September 19, 2005, the group was honoured at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony in New York when they were inducted in three categories: 1) Artist Inductees, 2) Record Inductees for “Good Times,” and 3) Producers Inductees, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.

CHIC has been nominated for inclusion in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame five times &mdash 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. CHIC, now billed as Nile Rodgers & CHIC, continue to perform to sold-out venues worldwide.

Iconic CHIC songs..

  • Le Freak
  • I Want Your Love
  • Good Times
  • Everybody Dance
  • My Forbidden Lover
  • Dance, dance, dance
  • Chic Cheer
  • Chic Mystique
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