Chromeo is an duo based in Montreal, Canada and New York City. They are P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) on keyboards, synthesizers and talk box, and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) on guitar and lead vocals. The two were best friends since childhood and officially formed the band in 2002. 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 debut album She's In Control include club tracks Needy Girl, Mercury Tears, Rage!, and Destination: Overdrive. In , 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 Chromeo supported indie rock group Bloc Party on their British tour.

Their second album "Fancy Footwork", produced by Chromeo themselves with the help of Tiga and mixed by Philippe Zdar from Cassius, was released on June 26th, .

Trivia: Guitarist and lead singer David Macklovitch is the older brother of A-Trak (Alain Macklovitch), who in was the youngest-ever winner of the DMC World DJ Championship and is currently Kanye West's tour DJ.

http://www.myspace.com/chromeo

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