San Cisco got lucky, meeting one of their heroes, Chic co-founder and production legend Nile Rodgers, in Sydney recently.
The Fremantle pop quartet flew east to shoot a promo with the disco king for Triple J's Like a Version: Volume Nine, a covers compilation which features Cisco's excellent remake of Daft Punk's Get Lucky.
The mega-hit stars the unmistakable chucking guitar style of Rodgers, who hadn't heard the San Cisco version that has racked up more than two million YouTube views since being recorded in late May before meeting the band in Sydney.
"I think he liked it," San Cisco drummer Scarlett Stevens says. "It was a bit surreal sitting there, watching him watch the cover and trying to read his expression."
Stevens said Rodgers warmed to the young Freo musicians, who were in awe of the man partly responsible for hits for David Bowie, Madonna, Duran Duran and INXS as well as plenty of disco-era favourites.
"We were all super starstruck," she says.
"It's not every day that you come into contact with someone as cool as him."
Stevens admits to tracing Rodgers' career from Get Lucky back through his production triumphs to the Chic classics such as Le Freak which she discovered in her parents' vinyl collection.
Members of San Cisco were also spotted at Chic's magical gig at the Astor Theatre on Sunday night.
"It was so good," Stevens says. "It was next-level musicianship, wasn't it? I haven't been to a gig where I actually danced so much."
Both Daft Punk and San Cisco's versions of Get Lucky will be eligible when voting for the Triple J Hottest 100 opens on December 20.
"I don't think we'll come close to the original Daft Punk song but if we got into the Hottest 100 at all this year that would be amazing," says Stevens, who reckons Daft Punk will battle Lorde and Haim for the top spot on the annual song poll.
San Cisco have a good track record in the Hottest 100 with Awkward coming in at No. 7 in 2011, and Fred Astaire and Wild Things coming No. 48 and 53, respectively, last year.
"Triple J has been very good to us and it's public voted so that's great too," Stevens says. "They've definitely given us a really solid platform to get our music out there."
San Cisco has certainly been "out there" this year, completing three tours of the US and appearing on many major festival bills throughout Europe and the UK.
The band has a three-date WA tour next week and a one-off club gig in Tokyo in March but the focus now switches to writing the follow-up to their self-titled debut album of last year.
"It's been a really good couple of years for us and we're really looking forward to writing new stuff now," says Stevens.
Keyboardist/guitarist Josh Biondillo has built a backyard studio, while singer/guitarist Jordi Davieson is busy working on new songs. Both have taken inspiration from Rodgers.
"I think disco's made a huge comeback and Nile's definitely an inspiration," Stevens says.
"He's definitely got a grasp on good, solid pop songs.
"The boys are fascinated by what makes a song really popular and what makes people dance, and I guess Nile is the king of that."