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

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