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Watch Daft Punk Pay Tribute to Music Legend Nile Rodgers from Inside Their Spaceship

Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter send their tribute to the CHIC guitarist and producer from a galaxy far, far away.

Daft Punk don't email just anybody. Luckily for legendary CHIC guitarist and producer, and Random Access Memories collaborator Nile Rodgers, in 2013, when were working on an hour-long documentary on the funk virtuoso, the robot duo phoned in from their spaceship somewhere far, far away to send Rodgers their appreciation:

Dear Nile,

We are sending you this transmission to thank you for all your amazing songs. 


Your music continues to inspire the world…

With love,

Daft Punk

The message appears for just an instant in the 53-second clip above, typed first by the gold gloves of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, and then the silver mitts of Thomas Bangalter. Watch the full 52-minute documentaryNile Rodgers: From Disco to Daft Punk, which premiered on April 25, 2015, but first, get caught up on your Daft Punk / Nile Rodgers knowledge with Episode 3 of our Random Access Memories: The Collaborators documentary series, below:

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Recap Daft Punk's Random Access Memories with the rest of our The Collaborators series:

Episode 1 - Giorgio Moroder

Episode 2 – Todd Edwards

Episode 4 – Pharrell Williams

Episode 5 - Panda Bear

Episode 6 - Chilly Gonzales

Episode 7 - DJ Falcon

Episode 8 - Paul Williams