The legendary Nile Rodgers has teamed up with Global superstar DJ Cedric Gervais and rising talent Franklin to unveil a reworking of the CHIC 1978 iconic dance smash hit ‘Everybody Dance’. The new version includes brand new re-recorded guitar parts from the three-time Grammy award winner and global icon Nile Rodgers. LISTEN HERE
Sometimes the best things in life happen in entirely unexpected ways. When Cedric Gervais collaborated with Franklin, you already had an intriguing proposition. Gervais is a global icon of the house music scene with a Grammy Award to his credit for his remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ as well as 3.5 million monthly listeners at Spotify.
Meanwhile, Franklin is a multifaceted one to watch, having remixed Mabel, James Arthur and AJ Mitchell, topped the UK Dance Chart and collaborated on Karen Harding x Digital Farm Animals, which was highlighted as Radio 1’s Tune of the Weekend. Cedric discovered Franklin’s early remixes and work with Digital Farm Animals, and reached out to collaborate with one of the scene’s most exciting new underground talents.
Back in 2016, Gervais had remixed the Sigala track ‘Give Me Your Love’, which featured Nile Rodgers. It had been warmly received, and Gervais took the opportunity to send his version of ‘Everybody Dance’ to the man who co-wrote it with his late bandmate Bernard Edwards.
Nile Rodgers loved it. And to help the track make the biggest impact possible, he re-recorded his funk-fuelled guitar parts and sent them back to Gervais and Franklin to create the new version of the track that you hear today. The result is a beacon of positivity: a track that provides a moment of joyous celebration to help bring people together at the end of a bleak year.