Daft Punk In Talks with Nile Rodgers and Panda Bear For Possible New Album

February 8th, 2012
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Per Culturemap and Pitchfork, Daft Punk have been in discussions with both former Chic frontman Nile Rodgers and Animal Collective member Panda Bear about collaborating on upcoming tracks.

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Daft Punk’s last effort was the 2012 soundtrack to Tron: Legacy, which is up for a Grammy Award this year. Their upcoming work has already been linked to another collaborator, songwriter Paul Williams, in prior reports.

The 59-year-old Rodgers is famous for his work in disco and funk, most notably with his band Chic, formed in the late 70s. He is also widely respected as a producer, with credits ranging from David Bowie and Madonna to the soundtracks of Halo 2 and Beverly Hills Cop III.

Panda Bear, whose real name is Noah Lennox, is a 33-year-old founding member of Animal Collective. His solo efforts include 2007’s Person Pitch and 2011’s Tomboy.

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