After releasing their much anticipated DJ Kicks compilation earlier this month, the boys from Chromeo have another hot and sizzling treat for fans.
The funky and '80s-obsessed Canadian duo partnered with Green Label Sound, a Pepsi-funded record label, to release their brand-new single, "Night By Night." It is increasingly common for young and emerging acts to sign with big brand names to distribute their music to the masses in return for a lucrative sponsorship fee. It seems a win win for everyone. Chromeo can leverage Pepsi's global reach, Pepsi's Mountain Dew is advertised and music lovers get their MP3s for free. As long as artists maintain their creative freedom I welcome all of this free music.
"Night By Night" is the Canadian's duo first original song since 2007 and it offers a compelling sneak peek at their upcoming album. The duo of Dave and Pee reunited with Philippe Zdar (of French dance act Cassius) to work on their music. Zdar was also the mixing wiz behind Chromeo's previous album, "Fancy Footwork," as well as the most recent Phoenix album.
Most noteable about this amazing new track is the inclusion of classic rock guitars that give it such an appealing '80s sound (scroll to the 2:20 min mark to hear what I mean). "We wanted to come back out with something ballsy, which stayed true to our sound, but added something new, in this case, all the classic rock guitars and Dave singing falsetto," says Pee. "At the same time, the song has a driving disco bassline that evokes tight leather pants rubbing up against each other," adds Dave.