NileNile Rodgers is one of the most important guitarists ever. Guitar as we know it just wouldn’t be the same without the influence of his soulful, funky rhythm playing, nor would music in general sound the way it does without the influence of his production on albums such as David Bowie’s Let’s Dance. Nile has a huge discography, and some of it has been funnelled into the compilation Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization – Up All Night (The Greatest Hits). It covers plenty of classics by Chic, Sister Sledge and many more. And if you’d like to check out some great Nile-related music outisde of this compilation, might I suggest Family Style by the Vaughan Brothers, Cosmic Thing by The B-52’s, Your Filthy Little Mouth by David Lee Roth, and Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (which features Nile on three tracks including Get Lucky). Nile has been talking a lot on Twitter lately about a forthcoming official Fender replica of his famous ‘Hitmaker’ Stratocaster, so I can’t wait to check that thing out! 

Anyway, Nile’s coming down here to Australia in December, so here are the dates, followed by some info on Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization – Up All Night (The Greatest Hits).

Dates for Chic featuring Nile Rodgers:

December 6, Subsonic Music Festival
December 7, Sydney, Opera House
December 8, Perth, Astor Theatre
December 13, Melbourne, Billboard The Venue
December 14, Meredith Music Festival
December 15, Brisbane, Cloudland



“Nothing gets a crowd going like a CHIC groove…”

Guitar maestro, producer extraordinaire, hippest man on the planet: Nile Rodgers is all these things and more.Recently No.1 across the world with Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’, the Nile Rodgers story goes back to 1976 when he formed The Chic Organization with bass player, Bernard Edwards. Since that time he has become a one man hit factory. From working with and co-fronting Chic to branching out with Sister Sledge, Sheila & B Devotion and Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers has sprinkled his magic on musicians from many generations coming right up to date with Daft Punk.

As a co-writer and collaborator on Daft Punk’s massive number 1 comeback single and album, now is the perfect time to take Nile’s music to a greater audience. This 2 disc collection of classics highlights some of the greatest moments in the illustrious career of Nile Rodgers, with an impressive eleven UK top ten hits including Le Freak, and Good Times, by Chic, as well as Sister Sledge’s We Are Family, and Diana Ross’s Upside Down. Brand new sleeve notes are included, written by journalist and producer Christian John Wikane. His overview of Chic’s career is brought right up to date as he compares the massive early success with the recent global resurgence of Nile Rodgers and Chic:



1. Le Freak CHIC

2. He’s The Greatest Dancer SISTER SLEDGE

3. Upside Down DIANA ROSS

4. Everybody Dance (12” Remix) CHIC

5. We Are Family SISTER SLEDGE

6. Spacer (12” Remix) SHEILA & B. DEVOTION

7. I Want Your Love CHIC

8. Lost In Music SISTER SLEDGE


10. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) CHIC

11. Got To Love Somebody SISTER SLEDGE

12. My Feet Keep Dancing CHIC


1. Good Times CHIC

2. I’m Coming Out DIANA ROSS

3. Why (12” Remix) CARLY SIMON

4. My Forbidden Lover (12” Remix) CHIC

5. Thinking Of You SISTER SLEDGE


7. Backfired (12” Remix) DEBBIE HARRY

8. Soup For One (12” Remix) CHIC

9. High Society (12” Remix) NORMA JEAN WRIGHT

10. Reach Your Peak (12” Remix) SISTER SLEDGE

11. Your Love Is Good (USA 12” Remix) SHEILA & B. DEVOTION

12. My Old Piano DIANA ROSS

13. Chic Cheer CHIC