Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's new sequence that showcases artists' very personal throwback-themed playlists unique to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set options the artists' favourite tracks from their youth and childhood.
This week's spin comes from Nile Rodgers. The Chic co-founder, disco legend and producer/guitarist is a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, three-time Grammy winner and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He has written, produced or carried out on tracks and albums which have cumulatively offered over 75 million singles and 500 million albums worldwide, with such iconic credit as Madonna's Like A Virgin LP, Duran Duran's "Notorious," and Sister Sledge's "We Are Family," in addition to Daft Punk's latest hits "Lose Yourself To Dance" and "Get Lucky," the latter which took dwelling the Grammy for Record of the Year in 2014.
This week, Rodgers is again on the dance ground celebrating the 40th anniversary of Chic's iconic 1978 hit "Le Freak" hitting No. 1 in the uswith a brand new remix of the observe from Dutch DJ Oliver Heldens, out now Atlantic / Big Beat Records. The future home titan is greatest identified for his 2013 hit “Gecko" and his remix of Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa’s “One Kiss,” which has netted over 25 million streams.
To have fun the profession milestone in addition to the discharge of the brand new "Le Freak" re-work, Rodgers put collectively this week's disco-tinged #TBT Mixtape to look again on the period and style that has outlined his profession. The dance ground prepared set options Donna Summer, Foxy, Kool & The Gang, and extra.
“I’m proud to be part of Disco," Rodgers tells Billboard. "It’s a badge of honor. This music introduced folks collectively in concord. Black, White, Gay, Straight, Male, Female, Left, Right, we had been unified on the dance ground."
Give the playlist a spin, stand up and dance, and in addition try some unique unpublished images from Nile within the '70s under.