Damn, this song is sick, and believe me, I never ever use the word sick, I'm way too white, so you know it must be something worth your while. To be honest, before 'Fancy Footwork' I'd never really heard of Chromeo. I am ashamed of myself.
Chromeo, made up of Pee Thugg and Dave 1, are from Montreal and New York respectively. They describe themselves as "the only successful Arab/Jewish collaboration since the beginning of time." Which, when you think about it, is pretty true. They seamlessly manage to blend disco, funk and pop to create "delightfully hip," catchy dance tunes. 'Fancy Footwork' is no exception. A true funk phenomenon!
I first heard it as a remix and wasn't overly impressed. Luckily I stumbled across the original sometime after and was instantly caught by its cool tones and infectious synths. My only one criticism is that it just ain't long enough but I guess thats only because it's so good that I WANT MORE!!! To date there have been five remixes, but none match up to the original. Gold star for effort to D.I.M. (better known as Teki Latex) another artist high up on my radar, for his superb remix.
While perusing Chromeo's past offerings I came across a remix of Feist's 'Sea Lion Women,' itself a cover of Nina Simone's 'See Line Women.' Again, Chromeo do their thang to perfection, taking advantage of Feist's remarkable voice and creating a warm and hooky torch song.
On a more trivial note, guitarist Dave (1) Macklovitch is currently Kanye West tour DJ, and if that wasn't enough he is also earning his Ph.D in French Literature from Columbia University, where he also teaches undergraduate French classes. Wowzers!
Post dedicated to fellow student Alex.
MP3: Chromeo - Fancy Footwork MP3 DOWNLOAD
MP3: Chromeo - Fancy Footwork (D.I.M Remix) MP3 DOWNLOAD
MP3: Feist - Sea Lion Women (Chromeo Remix) MP3 DOWNLOAD