Many are arguing that Quebec-based electro-funk duo Chromeo is picking up where Daft Punk left off with last summer’s ’70s throwback juggernaut Random Access Memories. I’d argue David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel have been channeling ’70s out-of-sightness since their 2004 debut She’s In Control. They’re just finally getting lucky and earning the notoriety they deserve with their 2014 release White Women.
To celebrate American Express’ new partnership with Uber and the launch of a new integrated mobile loyalty program, they threw a party and my friend Brad invited me to join. Weather dampened the original plan to party on a Midtown rooftop, and instead served beer and booze out of Uber car trunks one floor down. But the evening’s highlight was an intimate performance by Chromeo. With keyboards anchored on pairs of legs (a la A Christmas Story), David and Patrick played five songs including their two latest, ‘Come Alive’ and ‘Jealous (I Ain’t With It).’ I was certainly down with it, as was actress Emmy Rossum who hosted the event and danced right up front. Thanks, Brad, for a great evening.