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Watch Daft Punk's New Video Paying Tribute To A Music Legend

Daft Punk has just released a short but poignant video giving thanks to one of their musical heroes who helped to pave the way for electronic dance music... Nile Rodgers. The legendary musician, guitarist, producer and pioneer was the co-founding member of Chic, one of the maiden and most influential groups of the disco era.

Chic was largely responsible for bringing disco music to the masses with hits like "Dance, Dance, Dance" (1977), "Le Freak" (1978) and "Good Times" (1979). As a producer, Rodgers brought us iconic songs including Sister Sledge's "We Are Family" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance," among countless others. The Chic frontman and producer was also instrumental to Madonna's early success in the 80s. In addition to releasing two solo albums, Rodgers has collaborated or performed with artists From Diana Ross and INXS to contemporary powerhouses including Daft Punk, Avicii and even Disclosure

The media first got wind of Daft Punk's tribute when Nile Rodgers was quoted back in February responding to a "touching film" Daft Punk made after the release of the new Chic album It's About Time, the first in over two decades. The video is a snippet from the documentary "Nile Rodgers: From Disco to Daft Punk," which can be streamed here. Daft Punk took the opportunity to write a brief but heartfelt "Thank You" note.... 

Dear Nile, 

We are sending you this transmission to thank you for all your amazing songs. 
Your music continues to inspires the world… 

With Love,
Daft Punk

[H/T Pitchfork

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