With disco back on the charts, is pop finally ready for a former Barnard professor and accountant?

Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo has always been a study in contrasts. On this spring afternoon in Brooklyn, singer Dave Macklovitch, who's lanky, talkative and half Jewish, is wearing a snug, asymmetrical T-shirt and thick black glasses with a silver stud in his left ear. Producer Patrick Gemayel, or P-Thugg, who's Lebanese, laconic and stout, is donning a white beanie and black Megadeth T-shirt.

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