Slacker Logo



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
Read More Read Less

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

Artists Related to Chromeo

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |