Sunday, 5 September 2010

business casual

Dig out that dusty diary you got for Christmas, flick through to 20th September 2010, get a pen and write 'BUSINESS CASUAL OUT TODAY'.
With only 'Night By Night', 'Don't Turn The Lights On', a small handful of remixes and their brilliant DJ Kicks compilation to satisfy cravings since LP Fancy Footwork buffered disco floors in 2007, it's been long enough since Dave 1 & P-Thugg dished up a big chunk of beautifully harmonic, electronic jams through new album Business Casual (lovingly mixed once again by
French cerveau Phillippe Zdar). I can safely say (not that there was any doubt anyway) that Business Casual promises 40 minutes of zero disappointment, genuine waltzing romance and epic guitar solos.

Opener, 'Hot Mess' (what I wish girls called me) and 'I'm Not Contagious' (a desperate plea often exclaimed by Denzi outside a club at 1.50am most nights) gets the big, vibrant Chromeo ball bouncing into the, almost nostalgic, familiarity of 'Night By Night' and 'Don't Turn The Lights On'. The long 'You Make It Rough' has a bit of a Presets/Grum aura to it,
whilst the lent vocals of Solange on 'When The Night Falls' would happily mix well with any sexy Madonna number. If it was a matter of life or death and I was forced to pick a favourite on the album I would have to go for the simply gorgeous 'Don't Walk Away' a track that is sure to make Breakbot jealous of. Then just when I thought I'd never need my old French dictionary again, along comes Chromeo's homage to Sebastien Tellier, 'J'ai ClaquƩ La Porte' (sorry, I still don't know what this song is about). 'The Right Type' is one of those really happy, sunny summer Belle & Sebastian-esque songs which, although juxtaposed by heartbroken lyrics, left me doing the most enthusiastic air guitar I've done in years. Sometimes I find that the last track on an album is the only one stopping me from listening to the record in its entirety. This is not the case with 'Grow Up', as it's a right old laugh and leaves Business Casual on a cheeky high.

Chromeo - Hot Mess

Chromeo - Don't Turn The Lights On

Chromeo - Don't Walk Away

Chromeo - The Right Type

You can pre-order the record from Amazon right here.


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