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Flashback Friday: A Chromeo Retrospective

posted by Marjana Jaidi on October 25, 2013

  • Om: Miami @ WMC 2009
  • Art Exhibition: Dust La Rock's Best of the Beast
  • Girls & Boys: Dave 1
  • Girls & Boys: Dave 1
  • Boys & Girls: Dave 1
  • G-Shock Shock the World
  • Street Scene
  • Live @ Irving Plaza
  • Girls & Boys: Chromeo Afterparty
  • Girls & Boys: Chromeo Afterparty
  • Girls & Boys: Chromeo Afterparty
  • Fool's Gold Holiday Party
  • Fader Bowl: The Brothers Macklovitch
  • Girls & Boys: N.A.S.A. + Dave 1
  • Green Label Sound presents Chromeo
  • Fool's Gold Day Off 2010
  • Risky Business Tour
  • Girls & Boys: Mr. Oizo + Chromeo DJ Set
  • Girls & Boys: Mr. Oizo + Chromeo DJ Set
  • One Step Beyond
  • Fool's Gold Takes Paris
  • Fool's Gold Takes Paris
  • Electric Zoo 2011
  • Electric Zoo 2011
  • Fool's Gold Day Off 2011
  • Fool's Gold Day Off 2011
  • Gov Ball 2012
  • Gov Ball 2012
  • Gov Ball 2012
  • Spin Magazine Party @ CMJ 2012
  • The White Room
  • Photo: Chromeo's Risky Business tour at Terminal 5, February 2011. By Marjana Jaidi

    Chromeo will soon unleash their fourth studio album, White Women, and over the past month, P-Thugg and Dave 1 have been whetting our appetites with an album teaser, an art collaboration with Snarkitecture (The White Room), and two singles ("Over Your Shoulder" and "Sexy Socialite").

    To quell – or perhaps fuel – my anticipation, I turned to the Cultivora and HiFi Cartel photo archives for a trip down memory lane. Between Chromeo's DJ set at the Winter Music Conference in 2009 and The White Room last month, it turns out that Oliver, Laura, and I have collectively photographed Chromeo over 20 times.

    Listen to their new singles below as you peruse our favorite Chromeo moments of the last 4 years, from live performances to solo gigs and everything in between. And if you live in NYC and missed the boat on their sold-out show at Webster Hall, you can redeem yourself by grabbing tickets to the afterparty at Slake on November 14, featuring DJ sets by Chromeo, Alex English, and some very special guests.





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  • Om: Miami @ WMC 2009

    Dave 1 and P-Thugg hold it down on the 1s and 2s while Diplo prepares for his set. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Karu & Y, Miami
    March 28, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Art Exhibition: Dust La Rock's Best of the Beast

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Christopher Henry Gallery
    April 23, 2009
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Girls & Boys: Dave 1

    The first of many DJ sets at Webster Hall's seminal Friday party, Girls & Boys. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    June 5, 2009
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Girls & Boys: Dave 1

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    June 5, 2009
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Boys & Girls: Dave 1

    Cultivora's own Oliver Correa strikes a pose with P-Thugg. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    June 5, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • G-Shock Shock the World

    Dave 1 and his brother A-Trak class it up on the red carpet. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Cipriani Wall Street, New York
    August 5, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Street Scene

    My first time seeing Chromeo live blew me away. Here's what I said then:

    "This was the first time that we actually saw them perform, and to say that they delivered is a vast understatement. Dave 1's stage personality was the biggest surprise for me – his rockstar persona was reflected not just in his movements, but also in his outfit, which was a rockier version of his usual pants-and-vest combination." [via The HiFi Cartel]

    The Streets of San Diego
    August 28, 2009
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Live @ Irving Plaza

    Chromeo did double duty on October 16, 2009, with a sold-out show at Irving Plaza, followed by a packed DJ set at Webster Hall. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Irving Plaza, New York
    October 16, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Girls & Boys: Chromeo Afterparty

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    October 16, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Girls & Boys: Chromeo Afterparty

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    October 16, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Girls & Boys: Chromeo Afterparty

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    October 16, 2009
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Fool's Gold Holiday Party

    Performing with A-Trak as the Brothers Macklovitch. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Etnies Showroom, New York
    December 19, 2009
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Fader Bowl: The Brothers Macklovitch

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Brooklyn Bowl, New York
    May 4, 2010
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Girls & Boys: N.A.S.A. + Dave 1

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    May 7, 2010
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Green Label Sound presents Chromeo

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Bowery Ballroom, New York
    July 29, 2010
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Fool's Gold Day Off 2010

    This was the Day Off that started it all, held in City Winery's backyard in 2010. Not only has it become an annual Labor Day event in NYC, Day Off recently expanded with an event in Boulder earlier this month, and upcoming stints and Los Angeles (November 10) and Miami (December). [via The HiFi Cartel]

    City Winery, New York
    September 6, 2010
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Risky Business Tour

    This was Chromeo's first New York City performance since the release of Business Casual, my third time seeing them live.

    "More often than not, when I see a band perform on multiple occasions they fail to live up to the magic of the first time. Last Friday at Terminal 5, Chromeo proved to be one of few anomalies as they continue to elevate their game from show to show." [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Terminal 5, New York
    February 4, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Girls & Boys: Mr. Oizo + Chromeo DJ Set

    Another epic after party at Webster Hall. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    February 4, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Girls & Boys: Mr. Oizo + Chromeo DJ Set

    Dave 1 gets a hand from Alex English. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Webster Hall, New York
    February 4, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • One Step Beyond

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    American Museum of Natural History, New York
    April 22, 2011
    Photo by Oliver Correa

  • Fool's Gold Takes Paris

    When I found out that Fool's Gold was throwing a party in the city I call my second hometown, I rearranged my travel plans to include a long layover between Greece and Morocco. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    La Grande Halle, Paris
    July 8, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Fool's Gold Takes Paris

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    La Grande Halle, Paris
    July 8, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Electric Zoo 2011

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Randall's Island, New York
    September 4, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Electric Zoo 2011

    [via The HiFi Cartel]

    Randall's Island, New York
    September 4, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Fool's Gold Day Off 2011

    Dave 1 with the late DJ Mehdi at the Fool's Gold Day Off. [via The HiFi Cartel]

    City Winery, New York
    September 5, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Fool's Gold Day Off 2011

    P-Thugg gives up the funk for "Barbra Streisand." [via The HiFi Cartel]

    City Winery, New York
    September 5, 2011
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Gov Ball 2012

    [via Cultivora]

    Randall's Island, New York
    June 23, 2012
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Gov Ball 2012

    [via Cultivora]

    Randall's Island, New York
    June 23, 2012
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Gov Ball 2012

    [via Cultivora]

    Randall's Island, New York
    June 23, 2012
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi

  • Spin Magazine Party @ CMJ 2012

    [via Cultivora]

    DCTV Firehouse, New York
    October 18, 2012
    Photo by Laura Baker-Finch

  • The White Room

    Chromeo collaborated with Snarkitecture on an all-white art installation at Milk Studios.

    Milk Studios, New York
    September 24, 2013
    Photo by Marjana Jaidi