Nile Rodgers recently joined Dutch EDM producer and DJ Nicky Romero in the studio, resulting in "Future Funk." Alongside the fresh upbeat tune, the collaborators have shared a Wolf of Wall Street-esque music video. Stream the new track here.
The nu-disco track first took shape when the disco legend and the DJ were hanging out in a studio session together with David Guetta in Los Angeles. The result is a fusion of both artists' signature sounds: Romero's smooth house production mutually complements Rodgers' funky guitar riffs.
As the story behind the collaboration goes, Rodgers caught Romero's ear while he was warming-up with an experimental lick on his recently repaired guitar. The DJ recorded the riff, set it to a beat and almost immediately started composing the rest of the track.
About the collaboration, the Chic guitarist and legendary producer behind works by countless artists from David Bowie to Daft Punk said "from the moment I met Nicky we were grooving. Ten minutes after I wrote the first riff, he was building a beat," Billboard reports.
The pair met again in New York City this past November to finish the track. After teasing a brief preview of the tune earlier this month, they released it in full simultaneously with the video on Thursday.
"Future Funk" marks the second installment in Romero's self-titled Trilogy project, following "Lighthouse," We Got This Covered reports. According to the video's YouTube description, "Future Funk" finds Jon, the fictional character who is also the subject of "Lighthouse," at the center of the 1980s Wall Street scene.
The campy video parodies the dark underbelly of the stock market with dance routines involving lots of money--the sex and drugs are implied. The characters continue to party even as the lead character opens a letter reading "fraudulent activity," wistfully glances at a photograph of a beach house, and a group of FBI agents predictably walk in for the comically violent grand finale. Watch it below: