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Duran Duran “The Reflex” b/w “New Religion” 1983. Today, September 19th, is Nile Rodgers’ birthday (b. 1952). Best known for his work in Chic and as the über-producer of a million (or so) pop songs, he is best know to me for his production work with Duran Duran. “The Reflex (The Dance Mix-Edited)” single version pictured here was the first of many collaborations between Duran Duran and Nile Rodgers. The third single from their third LP Seven and the Ragged Tiger, “The Reflex” was one of their most successful, hitting #1 in the UK and the US (I’ve written about a couple of times already, also having a copy of the 12″ single and the picture disc release). The special limited edition poster sleeve that holds the 7″ spent most of the 80′s hanging on my bedroom wall. It’s amazing that it survived.

I had the opportunity and pleasure to see Nile Rodgers perform when he and his band opened for Duran Duran in July 2016 in Minneapolis where he played songs he’s released as well as produced, including “Le Freak” (Chic), “We Are Family” (Sister Sledge) and “Get Lucky” (Daft Punk). Here’s a really crappy photo I took of him at that concert. 

Sony’s Upcoming Hi-Res Turntable Is Ready to Take You Back in Time

The feeling of nostalgia is upon many music lovers thanks to Sony’s latest innovation, the PS-HX500. This hi-res turntable restores your favorite vinyl records as it’s capable of digitally archiving your collection of classics up to DSD quality. Additionally, it’s designed with anti-skipping and anti-vibration technologies for quality sound and a better overall experience. You can expect the Sony PS-HX500 to release this spring.