Chromeo est un duo electrofunk basé à Montréal et New York. Le duo est formé de Pee Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) et de Dave 1 (David Macklovitch). Les deux se sont rencontrés durant leur jeunesse et se définissent comme l'unique collaboration musicale arabe (Pee)/Juive (Dave) depuis le début des temps.English:
Chromeo is an electrofunk duo based in Montreal and New York City. The duo is P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) on keyboards, synthesizers, and talk box, and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on guitar and lead vocals. The two have been best friends since childhood and they describe themselves as "the only successful Arab/Jewish collaboration since the beginning of time".
David Macklovitch is currently earning his Ph.D in French Literature from Columbia University, where he also teaches undergraduate French classes.
Highlights of their 2004 debut album She's in Control include the club tracks "Needy Girl", "Mercury Tears", "Rage!", and "Destination: Overdrive". In 2005, Chromeo released a mix cd of funky dance tracks on Eskimo Belgium records entitled Un Joli Mix Pour Toi (A Pretty Mix For You). During early 2007 Chromeo supported indie rock group Bloc Party on their British tour. They also released the single "Fancy Footwork" as well as their second album of the same name. The band has also been named MTV's Artist of the Week for October 1st 2007.
Guitarist and lead singer David Macklovitch is the older brother of A-Trak (Alain Macklovitch), who in 1997 was the youngest-ever winner of the DMC World DJ Championship and is currently Kanye West's tour DJ.
Their song "Needy Girl" is used nationally for Reese's Cup advertisements and their song "You're So Gangsta" is used in the video game Space Colony. Their 2007 single Fancy Footwork won CBC Radio 3's Bucky Award for "Best Sweatin' to the Indies Song", and was also featured as a remixed version in the video game Need For Speed. "Rage!" was used in a McDonald's commercial.
Chromeo recently appeared as the special guest in Episode 10 of Daryl Hall's monthly performance webcast Live From Daryl's House.