The Electro-funk duo Chromeo takes control of the intimate Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre on Tuesday, September 20th at 9PM. Mayer Hawthorne is also on the bill with more to be announced soon. This is part of the Cruzan Concert Series.
Electro-funk duo Chromeo formed in Montreal in the early 21st century, a project of former hip hop producers Dave 1 and Pee Thug – best friends since their adolescence, virtuoso musicians, walking hip hop encyclopedias, and the only successful Arab/Jew partnership since the dawn of human culture. Dave handled guitars and vocals; Pee 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. Together, their blend of rigorously catchy song structures, memorable hooks and twirling guitar solos conjures up images of a sophisticated, thugged-out Hall & Oates. Live, Chromeo expresses pure fun and excitement. When was the last time you saw a talkbox used so well? Or even at all? Peter Frampton? Says Pee: “When people see me using the talkbox live they’re always impressed. It’s not a machine like you hear in that Cher song. Imagine taking a speaker and putting it in your mouth, and then forcing the sound to come back out. It truly is a skill.” Indeed, Chromeo’s mission is to make slick-ass lover’s funk with nary a trace of irony. And don’t call it easy retro, either. Dave 1 attests: “Sure our sound is vintage and danceable. Sure all our songs talk about girls. But we’re so passionate about it that it’s not even funny anymore.”
General Admission tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30.00 day of show. They go on sale Friday, July 8th / 10AM at LiveNation.com or charge by phone 800-745-3000 and at the Fillmore Box Office during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 11AM – 6PM and during show days).
All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, parking and service and handling charges.