If it wasn’t for the Internet, would we have amazing collaborations between modern and yesterday’s ingenious pop crafters?
Chromeo are a two-piece on the electrofunk tip who hail from Montreal, but as an avid fan of pop, you already knew this. I still feel their one-two punch of “Tenderoni” and “Fancy Footwork” was one of the better 80’sEsque/synth pop moments of last year. Seriously, why didn’t their Fancy Footwork LP make my ’07 top 10?
Daryl Hall was part of the 70’s & 80’s monster known simply as Hall & Oates. I’m not going to even try to pretend I know this duo. Poppy soul? Sadly, Grand Theft Auto Vice City (the 80’s influenced game) really introduced me to their song, “Out of Touch”. And now glancing at their singles, I’ve heard most of them: “Maneater”, “Adult Education”, “Private Eyes”, etc. Their game was rather tight back then, obviously.
Mr. Hall has a site where he broadcasts jam sessions from his house with his six-piece band. This time around, (episode 10) he asked the boys from Chromeo to come over and funkdafy some of his tunes. We are graced with some Hall & Oates numbers, a few from the Montreal duo, and some great music minded banter too. Highly recommended for fans of either artist; the performance of “Family Man” deserves repeat viewings with P on the talkbox!