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Chromeo

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Electro-funk duo Chromeo shaped in Montreal in the first 21st hundred years, a project of previous hip-hop makers Dave 1 and P-Thugg (information expensive: not their granted brands). Dave taken care of guitars and vocals; P was the talkbox-wielding synth expert. Right from the start, Chromeo managed to get clear which the name of the well-dressed game will be artful detachment, earnest songwriting, vintage breakdowns, and gleaming plastic material beats — not really serious objective or intense musical regime transformation. The “Destination Overdrive” one appeared in past due 2003, filled with the tingling B-side “Needy Gal” (a ringer for Yaz’s “Circumstance”) along with a DFA remix; the She’s in charge LP fell from Vice in early Feb 2004. Chromeo released two mixes, 2005’s El Joli Combine Pour Toi and 2006’s Ce Soir on Danse!, while gigging and focusing on their second record. Fancy Footwork found its way to summer months 2007, boasting a slicker audio and poppier songwriting (thanks to Cassius’ Philippe Zdar on blending responsibilities), plus an avalanche of remixes. As supporters awaited another record, Chromeo released DJ-Kicks in ’09 2009. They finally came back in August 2010 with Business Informal, released by Atlantic Information within the U.S. The singles “Over Your Make” and “Sexy Socialite” had been released in 2013, and both arrived on the next year’s White Females, an record that highlighted Solange, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, and, in affirmation of the indebtedness to early-’80s R&B, vocalist Tawatha Agee (of Mtume). The duo’s highest Billboard debut, it narrowly skipped the very best Ten.

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Full Name Chromeo
Music Songs Jealous, Fancy Footwork, Night by Night, Needy Girl, Bonafied Lovin', Come Alive, Old 45's, Don't Turn the Lights On, Over Your Shoulder, When the Night Falls, Sexy Socialite, Lost on the Way Home, Tenderoni, Fall Back 2u, Momma's Boy, Hot Mess, Hard to Say No, You're So Gangsta, Somethingood, You Make It Rough, Ezra’s Interlude, Destination Overdrive, Mercury Tears, J'ai claqué la porte, I'm Not Contagious, Frequent Flyer, Ah oui comme ça, Call Me Up, Play the Fool, Rage, She'z n Control, Nice ’n’ Clean
Albums White Women, Business Casual, DJ-Kicks: Chromeo, Fancy Footwork, She's in Control, DJ-KiCKS Re(Mix) (streaming version), Fancier Footwork, iTunes Live from Montreal
Nominations MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects, Juno Award for Group of the Year, Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year, MuchMusic Video Award for Best EDM/Dance Video


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1 Canadian electro-funk duo composed of David 'Dave 1' Macklovitch and Patrick 'P-Thugg' Gemayel.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Barbershop: The Next Cut 2016 performer: "Future Is Mine"
Breaking Through 2015 "Legs"
The D Train 2015 performer: "Play the Fool"
Dancing with the Stars 2014 TV Series 1 episode
Forza Horizon 2 2014 Video Game performer: "Come Alive"
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2014 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Misfits 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kinect Sports: Season Two 2011 Video Game performer: "Fancy Footwork"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Conan 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Community 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chuck 2009-2010 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Step Up 3D 2010 performer: "Fancy Footwork"
So You Think You Can Dance 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach 2009 performer: "Fancy Footwork"
Hatley High 2003 performer: "Destination Overdrive" / writer: "Destination Overdrive"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chromeo's In-Flight Safety Video 2014 Short
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014 TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Backstage Diaries 2015 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guests
M3 Countdown 2014 TV Series Themselves
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2014 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Juno Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Themselves - Performers
The Hour 2011 TV Series Themselves - Performers
Conan 2011 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
Yo Gabba Gabba! 2009 TV Series Themselves
mtvU Woodie Awards 2008 2008 TV Special
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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2011 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Special Effects For the video "Don't Turn the Lights On."


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