As per usual, Jordan did his due diligence before interview Chromeo. When doing so, he learned that Chromeo defies a genre. These guys are just so over the map, you really can’t compare them to anybody. Anyways, David and Patrick from Chromeo sat down to explain their “secret sauce” to making music.
How many people does it take to shut down a New York City block and cause a riot? Two, provided they are armed with a synthesizer, drum machine and a discography under the guise of Mstrkrft.
It’s true, Toronto’s electro-house darlings were slated to play a club in NYC two weeks ago and oversold the venue so much that more than 2,000 hipsters were stuck in line outside. But the hype surrounding the DJ duo drove the mob into frenzy, inciting a riot that was eventually quelled by the NYPD itself.
“It was a pretty proud moment that we double-sold the club and had a street in New York City closed down, even if just for a few hours,” Jesse Keeler, one half of Mstrkrft, tells andPOP. “The fact that that’s happening … that takes a long time to build.”
Mstrkrft was born in Toronto in 2005, storming clubs and parties with their take on the burgeoning electro-house trend. After dominating the GTA scene, the duo made up of Keeler and Alex Puodziukas (otherwise known as Al-P) stepped up their game.
First came the singles “Easy Love” and “Work on You” before an official LP, “The Looks,” debuted in July 2006. Then came the tours: Canada, North America, the world.
Electro-pop duo Chromeo are looking to style clothes rather than beats by teaming up with French fashion house Surface to Air.
The collaboration will see David Macklovitch (also known as Dave 1) and Patrick Gemayel (also known as P-Thugg) designing a number of clothing pieces next year that capture their individual styles.
“I’m going to do a varsity jacket and a hoodie, and Dave is going to do a Western shirt and a jacket,” Gemayel said. “We’re going to create pieces that match our style.”
Chromeo and Surface to Air previously collaborated in designing album art and a video for their song “Tenderoni.”
On the music end of things, the Montreal- and New York-based act will head back to the studio in November to begin work on their follow-up to 2007′s “Fancy Footwork.”
They are currently on tour, with a handful of upcoming Canadian dates:
Oct. 9: Toronto (Muzik)
Oct. 10: Montreal (L’Olympia)
Oct. 12: Vancouver (Commodore Ballroom)