Chromeo are described as possibly the only Arab/Jewish electro funk outfit on the planet, and this may well be right. Their funky electro is made with a treasure trove of vintage analog gear as well as a Pentium II PC running an old version of Cakewalk, passed on to P-Thugg by his Lebanese uncle.
There's something of the Daft Punk about them which you may pick up from this excellent studio snoop fro Motherboard TV. Be sure to check out the voicebox work from P-Thugg.
Their forthcoming release Business Casual is available in the US now, with UK release coming next week (Sept 27th).
if you want some more Chromeo check out this cracking clip from Daryl Hall's site with them doing "Family Man" - http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/currentep.html?ep_id=35
21-Sep-10 06:38 PM
Brilliant! Maximum respect for sticking to a hardware based sound.
22-Sep-10 06:04 AM
Rob, awesome link there, some really cool episodes - great idea too, having people turn up and just play songs with a great band. thoroughly recommended.
22-Sep-10 06:44 AM
How come I have never heard of them... And I am living in the same city Great find !
23-Sep-10 01:42 PM
I just found out about them some weeks ago and LOVE their music!!!
24-Sep-10 05:34 PM
We chat to Tatsuya, the brains behind Korg's analog revival
Three new Pocket Operators from Teenage Engineering