Chic star Nile Rodgers is working with bandmates from beyond the grave by reworking outtakes from old music to create new tracks.

The disco legend has compiled old demos and lost tapes, including two Sister Sledge tracks, and collaborated with Dj duo The Martinez Brothers to create new sounds for the first Chic record since 1992's Chic-Ism.

Rodgers found the experience cathartic as he could reconnect with colleagues who had passed away, including Chic co-founder Bernard Edwards and drummer Tony Thompson, who died in 1996 and 2003 respectively.

He tells Britain's Mojo magazine, "There's stuff I'm emotional about so I don't know if I want them (the songs) to come out... I'm just finishing the songs, and it's allowed me to play with my bandmates who've passed away, so it's cool. It's been hard for me because it's emotional, but I'll probably be trying to sell a million too."