Blog - Canada 2007 #2: Chromeo, oh-oh!

Music Stage Canada 2007 #2: Chromeo, oh-oh!

Leaving Tokyo on July 10 to first spend 2 nights in Toronto and then head for my home town, I realized that it wouldn't be possible to catch Chromeo in Montreal on the 12th. But then I noticed that they would be playing in Toronto the night before... oh-oh!! I really didn't imagine we'd need pre-bought tickets to get in there, but I was glad that I had bought them online when I saw the long line of people waiting outside the Spin Gallery on that night. The show was sold out!

Opening was Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, newcomers who gave a kick ass show full of energy and retro kitschness. They were a perfect match for Chromeo. They haven't yet released anything, so meanwhile check out their MySpace!

Fritz Helder & The PhantomsFritz Helder & The Phantoms

Then there was some DJing by U.S. DJ team Flosstradamus. They played a mix of classics and new stuff, I remember there was some Daft Punk and Deee-Lite, and Kid Sister's "Control" that I love (produced by her kid brother J2K of Flosstradamus, out on A-Trak's new label Fool's Gold).

And then the two Chromeo guys got on stage and gave a great set with a lot of tracks from the new album "Fancy Footwork" and also some hits from "She's In Control". The set list went something like this:

Me and My Man / Tenderoni / Rage / Bonafied Lovin' / You're So Gangsta / Fancy Footwork / Momma's Boy / Mercury Tears / My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar)
Encore: 100%


One of my favorite of the new tracks is My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar), which ends with a hilarious part where Dave A calls P-Thugg on the phone for some advice. I'm really glad it was part of the show. One of the best moments was during the song Momma's Boy, one of the album's most quiet tracks and certainly the one with the cheesiest lyrics. Nevermind that it's not quite a party track, the audience was dancing and cheering like crazy, and at some point P looked up to Dave with a huge satisfied grin that looked like "can't believe we could even make them dance on that, man!". Loved the complicity!

After Chromeo, the party went on with more DJing, but it was so hot in there that it was enough. I bought a cool T-shirt and we walked back to the hotel.

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