People Who Get Me: Chromeo

This post is the first in a series about my influences, entitled People Who Get Me.

Chromeo gets me.

First – just listen to this:

Now, let’s take a moment to appreciate that David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel perform under the names “Dave 1” and “P-Thugg”, among my favorite stage names of all time. They refer to their collaboration as “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture”.

They have a deliciously funky, bassline dominated, four-on-the-floor sound – perfect jams for both clubs and afternoon hangouts.

Let’s take another moment to appreciate their gear store – the aptly named http://funklordz.net They sell shirts that look like this:

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– but the thing about Chromeo I love the most is how unseriously they take themselves. They just do them and it turns out great.

Other bands do sponsored tours, Chromeo instead invents a fictional Canadian airline, Mallard Air, to sponsor their White Women tour. They then proceeded to produce a fake PSA for Mallard Air to the tune of their song “Frequent Flyer”.

So yeah. Chromeo gets me.

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