PREMIERE: Chromeo Get “Jealous” for Original Tracks
The Canadian funktronica duo resurrects their catchy 2014 single for a passionate in-studio performance.
Nearly eleven years after dropping the seminal LP Fancy Footwork, Chromeo remain at the forefront of the funktronica movement—and, in fact, are likely still the only funktronica act to achieve household-name status (subject to the median age of your household, of course). The inimitable duo of P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) honed their craft in the interim, producing Business Casual in 2010 and, most recently, the star-studded (again, depending on your household) White Women in 2014.
In anticipation of their forthcoming fifth record (fourth if you’re only tallying albums endowed with an image of the pair’s iconic Vulnerable Bad Boy chic), Head Over Heels, Chromeo shared a video for their refreshing new single, “Juice,” back in November, and recently sat down with FLOOD and Original Penguin to perform the new song for our Original Tracks performance series. In addition, P and 1 gave a passionate performance of White Woman opener and stand-out single “Jealous” to complement the glossy “Juice.” Admittedly less dramatic than the matrimonial chaos of the track’s music video, Chromeo function as a full-fledged band here, with Macklovitch on guitar and (unsynthesized) vocals and Gemayel taking on bass, synths, and talk box duties. With the amount of work these two put into pounding out each silky-smooth number, it’s no wonder they’re alone in their field. Check out the performance below, along with their presentation of “Juice.”