They jammed behind their sexy legged keyboards (yes, the same ones that grace the cover of their latest album, Fancy Footwork), and played every Prince and Cameo-inspired hit they have on their two full-length albums, rocking the crowd as hard as the bands they emulate. Chromeo’s synthy-dance set never let up, and they had Los Angeles eating out of their hands with their mid-set West Coast tribute, playing Chromee-ized versions of Snoop Dogg’s “It Ain’t No Fun” and 2Pac’s “California Love.”
Also on the bill was Stones Throw Records co-founder and CEO, Peanut Butter Wolf, who killed it DJ-ing his blend of hip-hop and ’80s awesomeness. PB Wolf used amazing visuals on the projection screen behind him to enhance his mixing and scratching. The most memorable visual was a classic ’80s Pepsi commercial pitting Alfonso Ribeiro (a.k.a. Carlton Banks) against Michael Jackson in a dance battle.
The show was utterly ridiculous, but if you didn’t get enough Chromeo at the El Rey, there was an after party where Dave 1 and P-Thugg took turns spinning their favorite tracks until 4 a.m., outlasting even their biggest fans.