'When I go to work it feels like magic': Nile Rodgers on his new album with Virgin EMI

James Hanley

He’s one of pop’s most prolific hitmakers, but Nile Rodgers can count on two fingers the number of times he knew that he had a smash on his hands.

“On only a couple did I ever believe in my heart that it absolutely was going to work and the record company wasn’t going to screw it up, no matter what it did,” the multiple Grammy winner confides to Music Week.

The first was Chic’s Le Freak (“And man did ...

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