If you’ve followed the legendary producer/CHIC co-founder Nile Rodgers on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve no doubt realized that he’s been combing through his archives for some projects, including his autobiography and a forthcoming box set chronicling The CHIC Organization and its productions. Finally, news of the latter has broke from someone other than Rodgers himself: Rhino France, through their Facebook page, has issued the first details about Nile Rodgers Presents The CHIC Organization Vol. 1: Savoir Faire.
Due for release on October 18, the label promises to include music from CHIC, Norma Jean, Sister Sledge, Sheila & B Devotion, Diana Ross, Fonzi Thornton “and many more surprises to come.” In addition to a wealth of unreleased material spread over four discs, the set will include some new remixes by producer Dmitri from Paris; Rhino France has released a two-minute teaser of his new mix of Norma Jean’s “Saturday.” (Dmitri from Paris is a notable remixer because he usually eschews new instruments or overdubs for creative reuse of the existing material, so anyone fearing an overly revisionist remix has nothing to worry about, really.)
Not surprisingly, there’s no word yet on an American equivalent or release, but The Second Disc will surely bring you more info as it comes. Ahhhhh, freak out!