Chromeo has a handful of shows planned for this summer, and to get fans excited, they’re releasing a live album. The duo announced today that their very first live LP, Date Night: Chromeo Live !, will be available on June 25 through Last Gang Records / eOne. As a preview, they shared “Don’t Sleep (Live in DC)”.
The upcoming live collection will feature 20 tracks spanning the entire discography of electro-funk pioneers, including favorites like “Fancy Footwork”, “One Track Mind”, “Night by Night”, “Hot Mess” and “Come Alive” “with Toro and me. The ensemble was recorded at various stops on their 2019 pre-pandemic North American tour, with selections from New York, Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Minneapolis and beyond.
“We’ve always toured as a duo, but on our last tour we got a bunch of crazy musicians together,” David “Dave 1” Macklovitch said in a statement. “We told them, ‘Let’s make our stuff sound like the next generation of electricity from the late 80s and early 90s.” He gave new life to our entire catalog. We had a lot of fun – that was overkill, but then again, that’s about all we do. “
In anticipation of the album, Chromeo released “Don’t Sleep (Live in DC)” as Date Night’s first single. Play the track after the jump, followed by Date Night: Chromeo Live! cover and full tracklist.
You can also see Chromeo in person at their upcoming concerts by purchasing tickets through Ticketmaster or Stubhub.
Last October, Dave 1 and P-Thugg remixed “Lose Your Love” from Dirty Projectors, just months after releasing their EP Quarantine Casanova. The duo also took care of their new venture Juliet Records, signing alt-R & B artist Ian Isiah to the fledgling label and producing his 2020 album AUNTIE (including lead single “Princess Pouty”).
Date: Chromeo Live! Masterpieces:
Date: Chromeo Live! List of tracks:
01. Funklordz Intro (Live in New York)
02. Fancy Footwork (Live in New York)
03. Jus (Live in Vancouver)
04. Hot Mess (Live in Seattle)
05. Come Alive feat. Toro y Moi (Living in Los Angeles)
06. Night by night (Live in Portland)
07. Bad Decision (Live in Minneapolis)
08. (My daughter calls me A) Liar (Living in Minneapolis)
09. Needy Girl (Living in Los Angeles)
10. One Track Mind (live in Seattle)
11. Bonafied Lovin (Living in San Francisco)
12. Don’t sleep (live in Washington)
13. 45 years old (Living in Portland)
14. Slumming It (Live in New York)
15. Don’t turn on the lights (live in Vancouver)
16. Over Your Shoulder (Living in San Francisco)
17. 100% (Living in Minneapolis)
18. Must have been (Living in Vancouver)
19. Count me in (live in New York)
20. Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (Living in New York)