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

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