The world knew Chromeo was something special when the duo debuted their funky and fabulous sound ten years ago with She’s In Control. And now, after several single releases, a few music videos, and months of anticipation, they’ve finally introduced White Women, their first full album since 2010’s Business Casual and an epic effort that perfectly balances disco, pop, and everything in between.
David “Dave 1″ Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel gave fans a little taste of the album’s magic with the release of Over Your Shoulder last fall, and followed it up with Sexy Socialite, Jealous (I Ain’t With It), and Come Alive, a feel-good collaboration with indie favorite Toro y Moi. Though they revealed many gems early, Dave 1 and P-Thugg saved some of the most dynamic and groundbreaking tracks for the full album’s release.
Vocal powerhouse Solange reunites with the boys for Lost On The Way Home, a mature effort with a hint of playful guitar riffs. Chromeo’s collective instrumental prowess is truly revealed in Hard To Say No, which blends Dave 1’s charming singing abilities with impossibly smooth percussion and keyboard notes. Collective production support from disco masters Oliver is particularly evident in Old 45’s, which ramps up with a blast of pulsating synths that give way to a soft and sexy chorus. The duo sticks a little closer to home with fun electrofunk tracks Play The Fool and Somethingood, both irresistible dance numbers.
White Women does more than simply prove Chromeo’s talent–it serves as one of the most refreshing, genre-crossing collections of beats this year. Purchase the album on Beatport and let those signature long legs do the talking.