The funk master deserves more credit than he gets

Have you heard of Nile Rodgers? You haven’t? That’s okay – not many people have.

It’s not like he’s done much, really.

He only wrote all the good disco songs/a lot of the best hip-hop songs/some of the best pop songs of the last ten years. Oh, and he’s only taken over production duties for David Bowie/Madonna/Duran Duran/Daft Punk/Avicii. Pretty boring guy, really.


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He seems to have done pretty well for himself

Need some more evidence that the man is a living legend?

Okay, then. Do you recognise any of these songs? They’re all tracks that Nile‘s produced, or co-written, or both:

You may remember this little David Bowie number:



He’s written a song or two for Madonna, too:



Oh, remember this one? Yeah, he wrote this too:



He’s also got his own band. They’ve had a few hits:



Let’s not forget this absolute jam, either:



He’s had a couple of hits, hasn’t he

We think that it’s a crying shame that Nile isn’t a household name, so we’ve put together a playlist of some of his best work, exclusively for your listening pleasure.

Just so you know: we’ve included songs he’s produced, as well as songs he’s written, because his production discography is just too good not to shout about to whoever’s willing to listen. Sit back, relax, and prepare to get your funk on:


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