Nile Rodgers Discusses Legendary Bassline of "Good Times," Sampling and the "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit & FOLD! Festival


One of the most sought after and legendary producers to ever live and co-founder of the band Chic, Nile Rodgers has credits on work from Madonna to Daft Punk to Duran Duran.  The bassline of “Good Times” alone has inspired the likes of Queen and The Sugarhill Gang.

It’s safe to say that it was an absolute honor to have him through the Sway in the Morning studio and the conversation definitely did not disappoint.  From hearing hip-hop for the first time as rappers spit rhymes over “Good Times” to making music with the likes of Blondie, Madonna and Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is an endless source of music knowledge and inspiration.

Along with all of his major accomplishments making music, Rodgers is now putting on a music festival in New York called FOLD! or Freak Out Let’s Dance and the lineup is nothing short of incredible.  The list includes Beck, Duran Duran, Janelle Monae, Pharrell, Eric B, Chuck D and many more!

Check out the exclusive interview below to hear Nile Rodgers drop gems about music of all kinds as well as more artists performing at FOLD!


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