Oliver Heldens speaks about Nile Rodgers as an inspiration
Mainstream Future House artist and Electronic Music’s stalwart rising star, Oliver Heldens recently took to his twitter account to speak out (post below) a bit about his musical influences, thanking Nile Rodgers for being the most influential of all artists from the past. We, and majority of the subsequent generations ever since Nile Rodgers started writing music, echo his sentiments as we all love hits and chart toppers which were either worked on or written by Nile Rodgers himself.
If I must describe my 'musical roots' in 2 words, I would say Nile Rodgers, thanks to him for amazing timeless music! pic.twitter.com/3WmY0qge4s
— Olivier Helldeeps (@OliverHeldens) August 5, 2015
A BBC documentary ‘Nile Rodgers – The Hitmaker‘, asserts that the total monetary value of the songs that have stemmed through the man or his guitar itself, is around 2 billion dollars. To recall the past, apart from ‘Chic’ success, Nile Rodgers has worked on hits after hits with heavy weights such as Madonna, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Duran Duran, Mick Jagger, Robert Plant and the B-52s, to name a (very) few. As for the present, his work with Daft Punk on their ‘Random Access Memories‘ album is enough for a mention. More recently, he also collaborated with English Electronic duo Chase & Status and then the Nervo sisters for their recent debut album ‘Collateral’, showing that he is not an artist bound by any genre or time.
Oliver Heldens then goes on to describe how he may model his life on Nile Rodgers’ by writing and producing music for other artists and bands as and when the favorable time arrives. High aspirations and a seemingly inspired artist, Oliver ends with the message that the reason for the post was that all of us “watch his documentary” and be inspired just like he is. With that note, we give you the link to the BBC documentary and join you in looking forward to some great tracks from Oliver, who will utilize the inspiration from the evergreen Nile Rodgers.
BBC Documentary ‘Nile Rodgers – The Hitmaker‘