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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
    2 songs


    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    Hot Summer Hits
    1 song

    Top Indie

    Top Indie
    1 song

    Indie Rock Mix

    1 song

    Indie Party

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

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