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NEW YORK, Usa – When I was in NYC I had the pleasure of hanging out with Dave and P aka Chromeo. Dave invited me to his new apartment in Brooklyn where we spent a couple of hours talking about fashion and music. Then they started to play guitars and I naturally start to photograph them. Here you can read our conversation and enjoy my photos. Chromeo new album coming soon…

1. YOU ARE WORKING ON THE NEW ALBUM. WHEN IS GOING TO BE OUT?

Earliest would be November, latest would be January. But there will be singles before then. You’ll hear new stuff by the end of the summer.

2. WHAT’S THE MOOD AND INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS FOURTH ALBUM, WHO ARE YOU WORKING WITH?

It’s a more dancey, poppy and lighthearted album than our last one, which was moody and sophisticated. We still have that sophistication on the new joint, but we wanted to combine it with a party feel that brings you back to the Fancy Footwork record. Bigger hooks though…and funnier lyrics…to us at least. As for inspiration, let’s see…our usual synth funk stuff…with maybe a bit of disco thrown in there this time: Abba, ELO, Bee Gees. Some newer stuff too…LCD, Dev Hynes, some UK deep house. You’re going to laugh but I’ve even been listening to some old Maroon 5 for ideas. We don’t draw the line between good and bad taste, so we find inspiration in everything. We’ve been really into ZZ Top lately as well.

3. WHICH ARTISTS ARE YOU LISTENING MOST TODAY?

You mean artists that are out now right? Let’s see… Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Toro Y Moi, Haim, Solange, Blood Orange, Twin Shadow, Frank Ocean, Weeknd, Disclosure, Miguel — same as everybody else, really. Same goes for rap: Drizzy, Ye, Future, French, Danny Brown, A$AP (especially Ferg), Gunplay, Mikki Blanco.

4. YOUR TOP 5 MC’S DEAD OR ALIVE

All-time MC’s are always the same for everyone: Big, Pac, Nas, Jay, Em. But that list feels old…it’s like hip hop history at this point. Here are my top 5 MC out now: Kanye, Drake, Danny Brown, Gunplay, Kendrick.

5. WHICH ARE THE BRANDS/DESIGNERS YOU LIKE TO WEAR MOST?

Balmain, Saint Laurent, Dior, Margiela.

Written by Emanuele DAngelo on 05.08.13
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