“We haven’t seen movement like this since the 80’s.”

From the creative minds of Nicky Romero and Nile Rodgers, affectionately known as NR squared, comes “Future Funk”. What could only be described as a Nu Disco track, the song relies heavily on old-school funky guitar riffs, and a four-on-the-floor beat. Pairing one of disco’s greatest guitarists with a contemporary icon, the track is a seamless fusion of past and present.

The lyrics themselves remind us of a time that would make today’s “drug-ridden festivals” look like innocent middle school dances. If you’re too young to recall the 80’s, think of , Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Miami Vice, and Scarface. Yeah, a lot of drugs and sex.

Nile Rodgers, best known as one of the founding members of Chic, arguably one of the most successful disco groups ever, has produced with the likes of Diana Ross, Mick Jagger, Daft Punk and Duran Duran. He is a legend in the music scene and it seems that no matter the decade, he can’t stay away from whatever genre gets the people grooving. It’s also nice to see Nicky Romero branch out from the progressive house sound he’s most known for and his choice of partner for this foray is perfect.

Let Nile Rodgers’ guitar riffs get you grooving by giving “Future Funk” a listen above.