Nile Rodgers

Nile chats about his songwriting, his geeky love of technology and what he thinks about the people who sample his music.

Anita Awbi
  • By Anita Awbi
  • 30 May 2014
  • min read
Legendary songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Nile Rodgers needs no introduction.

He’s been working at the forefront of dance music for four decades, discovering new ways to make people groove while shaping the sound of chart-topping acts including Madonna, David Bowie and Daft Punk.

As a founder member of Chic, Nile defined the disco era, while his legendary guitar shapes and production wizardry have been sampled and reworked by artists across every genre.

Last week, Nile received the PRS for Music Special International Award at The Ivors.

We spoke to him at the ceremony to learn more about his legendary songwriting, his geeky love of new technology and what he thinks about all the people who have sampled his music over the years.

This video was filmed for M magazine by One Dead Pixel.