Having filled my CD quota for the week, Chromeo (DJ-Kicks Remix) took my download fancy and dear me is it good. I’ve been a fan of Chromeo’s offbeat, humorous text and melodies for a long time and this new album cements that fact. Deep bass, throbbing melodies, and a throw back to the 70’s, DJ-Kicks Remix really is ‘that album’ which makes other electronic records turn their faces down for not having offered fans enough ‘fun’. Don’t be scared by an abundance of French text, the album rocks from bottom to top with a few good ol’ hits and some new bad boys. There is a hitch with the iTunes release: the remixes is only 12 of 18 retail tracks. If you want the entire thing, head to HMV. The best part? The album clocks in at 7.99$, a great price for a lot ‘o groovin’!
Chromeo are a Montreal-based electrofunk duo whose inadvertent sensual text and beats are a hot laugh. The two have also been mates for years and in their own words: “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.”
If you are a fan of Chromeo, their yearling albums:
are smashing albums which replace the 70’s for the 80’s and a lot of funk. In numerous headphone reviews, I drift in and out of Chromeo’s tight beats.