Chromeo Drop New Single “Replacements”
Chromeo, is Canadian electrofunk comprised of duo of David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel, have dropped new single “Replacements.” The synth-laden track features La Roux, who made a surprise appearance during Chromeo’s Coachella sets, premiering “Replacements” and performing her hits “In For The Kill” and “Bulletproof.” “Replacements” follows Chromeo’s first official single since 2018, “Words With You,” which was released last month. The track was once again mixed by disco and house legend Morgan Geist (Metro Area, Storm Queen).
“For our second single, we wanted to take a 90-degree turn,” says Dave 1. “The groove stays, but whereas ‘Words With You’ feels loose and organic, here we let the keyboards and drum machines do the talking. We’re an ELECTRO-funk band after all, and this record contains little nods to the 2000s indie dance sound. The idea was to combine sweaty dancefloor energy with sincere emotions.
The duo’s fifth appearance at Coachella featured an all-new stage design—including four custom chrome modular synth towers—and celebrated bangers from throughout the band’s career, plus music from a forthcoming new project debuted live for the first time ever.
Montreal natives and high school best friends, Dave 1 and P-Thugg rose to prominence with their seminal 2007 release, Fancy Footwork, heralding the dawn of the ‘80s electro-funk revival; then in 2014, garnered further mainstream appeal with their chart-topping album, White Women, and 2018’s Grammy-nominated, Head Over Heels. Chromeo’s five LPs have been hailed as modern funk masterworks, and they have toured the world over for two decades.
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