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

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