2020 Grammys

Chromeo Brings the Funk With High-Energy Tiny Desk Concert: Watch

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Chromeo perform during NPR's Tiny Desk concert series.

Taking to the intimate NPR Tiny Desk "stage" for the first time, Chromeo brought the heat in an one-of-a-kind session uploaded Friday (Oct. 19).

The Canadian duo (David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemanyel) played a trio of cuts off their new album Head Over Heels, offering exclusive versions of "Count Me Out," "Don't Sleep," "Must've Been" and their classic "Jealous" with backup from an equally-talented live band. 

Cementing themselves as a force to be reckoned with, the self-proclaimed Funklordz captivated the audience with their signature high-energy, lively performance.

Playing with a live band for the first time ever, the synergy between the members felt effortless. In "Count Me Out," Dave 1 flawlessly danced between high and low notes while P-Thugg accentuated the performance with his Talk Box, an instrument that transforms his vocals into robotic sounds. 

Rolling into their classic "Jealous," the electro-funk duo turned heads with their signature funky groove and layered sound. On the new track "Don't Sleep," they offered a sultry backbeat fused with a melody that made it impossible to not dance along. Closing with "Must've Been," the pair finished strong.

Watch Chromeo's NPR Tiny Desk performance below.


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