Weekly SNDtrack: Chromeo

When it comes to replicating that undeniably amazing danceable 80’s funk, no one does it better than Montreal’s Chromeo.

Jokingly describing themselves as “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture” David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel have been at it for over a decade.

And hot off the press comes their new (and fourth album) White Women which features contributions from the likes of Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra KoenigToro y MoiSolange KnowlesLCD Soundsystem‘s Pat Mahoney, and Fool’s Gold duo Oliver.


In case you’re curious about the title – it comes from a Helmut Newton photo book. Here’s an explanation the guys provided on a Ask Me Anything session on Reddit.

We chose the title because it’s the name of the first Helmut Newton book. He’s a huge influence on us…you know, the legs, that 80s sexy look. And we thought the title was ballsy, funny, was going to get people thinking. Our music always blurred boundaries between past and present (is it retro? is it modern? is it both?) and now we want to blur boundaries between gender and race as well. Makes sense?

Here’s “Come Alive”…

And here os “Night by Night” from their Business Casual album…

Chromeo “Night by Night” from Surface to Air Studio on Vimeo.


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