Bridging generations and sub-genres like only the Funklordz could, it features guest vocals from The-Dream, Stefflon Don, French Montana and Amber Mark, among others, plus musical contributions from neo-soul legend Raphael Saadiq, 2000s R&B mastermind Rodney Jerkins, D’Angelo collaborator Pino Palladino, NY’s Onyx Collective, members of Mtume and Toto and more.
Far reaching and expansive, Head Over Heels is Dave 1 and P-Thugg’s heartfelt love letter to the funk, soul and R&B that influenced them since their teenage years.
We consciously wanted to make something hooky, easier to understand. I think part of being in a band with staying power is understanding your surroundings, and changing what you do.” -- Chromeo's Head Over Heels is out now via Atlantic Records.
The combination of David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel is an oddity itself.
But it's not too diffifcult to think back to a time when there would be no disco and no one like Chromeo at an event like Bestival. When we started this band, a big thing we wanted to do was help people rediscover records that we thought were great in an era of music that we thought wasn't getting credit.