Miami Music Week 2017: Chromeo (DJ Set) at Shore Club 3/23-
Corona Electric Beach
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Miami Music Week
South Beach, FL
Free With RSVP:CHROMEOCEB.EVENTBRITE.COM
Electro-funk duo Chromeo formed in Montreal in the early 21st century, a project of former hip-hop producers Dave 1 and P-Thugg (news flash: not their given names).
Dave handled guitars and vocals; P was the talkbox-wielding synth specialist. From the beginning, Chromeo made it clear that the name of their well-dressed game would be artful detachment, earnest songwriting, retro breakdowns, and gleaming plastic beats — not serious intent or aggressive musical regime change. The “Destination Overdrive” single appeared in late 2003, complete with the tingling B-side “Needy Girl” (a ringer for Yaz’s “Situation”) and a DFA remix; the She’s in Control LP dropped from Vice in early February 2004.
Chromeo issued two mixes, 2005’s Un Joli Mix Pour Toi and 2006’s Ce Soir on Danse!, while gigging and working on their second album. Fancy Footwork arrived in summer 2007, boasting a slicker sound and poppier songwriting (courtesy of Cassius’ Philippe Zdar on mixing duties), plus an avalanche of remixes. As fans awaited another album, Chromeo released DJ-Kicks in 2009.
They finally returned in August 2010 with Business Casual, released by Atlantic Records in the U.S. The singles “Over Your Shoulder” and “Sexy Socialite” were released in 2013, and both landed on the following year’s White Women, an album that featured Solange, Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, and, in affirmation of their indebtedness to early-’80s R&B, vocalist Tawatha Agee (of Mtume). The duo’s highest Billboard debut, it narrowly missed the Top Ten.
1901 Collins Ave
South Beach, FL
Shore Club brings a fresh, modern vibe to the dynamic energy of South Beach, offering a luxurious playground for the jet set at this boutique oceanside resort hotel. Designed by famed British modernist, David Chipperfield, the landmarked Art Deco hotel lobby flows seamlessly and mysteriously from indoor to outdoor spaces, featuring labyrinthine gardens inspired by Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. Guests have multiple options to explore within the hotel: Skybar, set amidst tropical gardens, pulses with the electricity of Miami nightlife and Terrazza, overlooking Shore Club’s pools, is a restaurant offering breakfast and lunch both indoors and on the terrace. And, when a quiet moment is in order, guests can relax at The Spa at Shore Club or recharge in the workout room. Shore Club is located just steps from the excitement and shopping of the Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, South Beach nightlife and Espanola Way.
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