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Electro-funk duo Chromeo formed in Montreal in the early 21st century, a project of former hip-hop producers Dave 1 and P-Thugg (news flash: not their given names). Dave handled guitars and vocals; P was the talkbox-wielding synth specialist. From the beginning, Chromeo made it clear that the name of their well-dressed game would be artful detachment, earnest songwriting, retro breakdowns, and gleaming plastic beats -- not serious intent or aggressive musical regime change. The "Destination Overdrive" single appeared in late 2003, complete with the tingling B-side "Needy Girl" (a ringer for Yaz's "Situation") and a DFA remix; the She's in Control LP dropped from Vice in early February 2004. Chromeo issued two mixes, 2005's Un Joli Mix Pour Toi and 2006's Ce Soir on Danse!, while gigging and working on their second album. Fancy Footwork arrived in summer 2007, boasting a slicker sound and poppier songwriting (courtesy of Cassius' Philippe Zdar on mixing duties), plus an avalanche of remixes. As fans awaited another album, Chromeo released DJ-Kicks in 2009. They finally returned in August 2010 with Business Casual, released by Atlantic Records in the U.S. The singles "Over Your Shoulder" and "Sexy Socialite" were released in 2013, and both landed on the following year's White Women, an album that featured Solange, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and, in affirmation of their indebtedness to early-'80s R&B, vocalist Tawatha Agee (of Mtume). The duo's highest Billboard debut, it narrowly missed the Top Ten. ~ Johnny Loftus
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Stations Featuring

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape

    Scratch DJ Academy Mixtape
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    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    1 song

    Indie Party

    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Jealous (I Ain't with It)
  3.   Fancy Footwork
  4.   Night By Night
  5.   Tenderoni
  6.   Bonafied Lovin
  7.   Momma's Boy
  8.   Don't Turn the Lights On
  9.   Needy Girl
  10.   Come Alive
  11.   Over Your Shoulder
  12.   When the Night Falls
  13.   Since You Were Gone
  14.   Hot Mess
  15.   Lost on the Way Home
  16.   Destination Overdrive
  17.   Old 45s
  18.   You're So Gangsta
  19.   Waiting 4 U
  20.   Intro
  21.   Me & My Man
  22.   Frequent Flyer
  23.   Sexy Socialite
  24.   You Make It Rough
  25.   Don't Walk Away
  26.   Opening Up (Ce Soir on Danse)
  27.   100%
  28.   She'z N Control
  29.   Mercury Tears
  30.   Rage!
  31.   Woman Friend
  32.   Destination: Overdrive
  33.   Somethingood
  34.   Hard to Say No
  35.   Play the Fool
  36.   Waiting For U
  37.   The Right Type
  38.   J'ai Claqué La Porte
  39.   I'm Not Contagious
  40.   Destination Overdrive [DFA Remix]
  41.   Bonafield Lovin
  42.   Call Me Up
  43.   My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar)
  44.   Ah Oui Comme Ça
  45.   Outta Sight
  46.   Ezra's Interlude
  47.   Fall Back 2U
  48.   Nice 'n' Clean
  49.   Grow Up
  50.   Way Too Much

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