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Canadian Electro-Funk duos aren’t exactly in abundance but Chromeo have used this to their advantage and have carved a strong niche for themselves.
The Montreal duo of David Macklovitch (the older brother of Fool’s Gold owner A-Trak) and Patrick Gemayel first came together musically when Macklovitch joined Gemayel’s band. When the band fell apart the duo began producing music together and, due to a welcome touch of serendipity, ended up signing to Canadian producer Tiga’s ‘Turbo’ label.
In 2004 David and Patrick (or Dave 1 and P-Thuggg as they are known) released their debut album entitled ‘She’s In Control’ which cemented their sound and began to get the group noticed. A lot of the buzz surrounding the album followed the release of the song ‘Needy Girl’ which became a club staple around the world and really helped to elevate Chromeo’s presence to the next level.
Live dates with the likes of the UK’s Bloc Party and a slew of remixes helped to fuel the build up to their follow up album ‘Fancy Footwork’ which once again was met with praise from journalists all over. And from then on the successes kept rolling first with third Album ‘Business Casual’ and then into 2014’s ‘White Women’.
‘White Women’ featured the likes of Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig and Solange Knowles who helped to propel the album to 6 and 11 in the Canadian and US charts respectively. It even did well internationally all going to show that whilst Chromeo’s sound is in no way conventional, its appeal stretches far and wide.