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- Posted on Feb 9th 2010 5:30PM by Simona Rabinovitch
There was the sweaty DJ set at New York's Guggenheim last Friday night on the swan song soirée of the museum's First Fridays Art After Dark series. "It was really cool cause it's a beautiful place, kind of weird and crazy cool," growled Pee, on the horn from the Williamsburg, Brooklyn studio where he and Dave 1 are making Chromeo's third album, aiming for a summer release.
Alas, First Fridays will be no more. "It was the last one, they said they had problems with the sound rumbling and moving the art pieces."
But the freakiest show these Montreal-slash-New York, dandy-slash-thug lads have ever played was in Denmark. "We played in front of a lake and the stage was in front and the fans on the side -- but you couldn't see the fans unless you really turned your head," reminisced Pee. "It was at night so when you looked out all you saw was this dark lake and we were just kind of playing in the empty."
Next up, the Winter Olympics. Chromeo perform live in Vancouver at Code February 20, followed by a DJ set in Whistler Febrary 22. Though Pee is excited to be part of the official Olympic fiesta, he's keeping the coup in perspective.
"It's not like we're carrying the torch," he said. "Or singing the national anthem. But it'll be a good story. I'm looking for stories for my grandkids."
There should be another one after the Bonnaroo festival when Chromeo will be joined by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates on Friday, June 11 for an entire set of both band's songs.