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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Chromeo may be campy, but they have a completely sincere love for '80s synth funk, so it only seems natural that the duo would be invited to compile a mix for !K7's excellent DJ-Kicks mixtape series. The selections are a little smoother and spacier than typical club fare, but the music is the type that you would expect Dave One and Pee Thug to use to set the mood, piled with slick, twinkling arpeggios, slappy basslines, and bumping drum machine beats. It's an obscure batch of material pulled mostly from thrift store crates, as evident by a disclaimer in the liner notes that states, "Due to the rare nature of some of the repertoire featured on this release, we were ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
Chromeo may be campy, but they have a completely sincere love for '80s synth funk, so it only seems natural that the duo would be invited to compile a mix for !K7's excellent DJ-Kicks mixtape series. The selections are a little smoother and spacier than typical club fare, but the music is the type that you would expect Dave One and Pee Thug to use to set the mood, piled with slick, twinkling arpeggios, slappy basslines, and bumping drum machine beats. It's an obscure batch of material pulled mostly from thrift store crates, as evident by a disclaimer in the liner notes that states, "Due to the rare nature of some of the repertoire featured on this release, we were unsuccessful in trying to locate the licensing source for some of the repertoire." Quite a repertoire it is. French-Canadian disco cuts (Pierre Perpall's "Virens Danser," France Joli's "Gonna Get Over You," Diane Tell's "Dans Tes Yeux," and the brilliantly robotic "Larmes de Metal" by Soupir) are wedged back to back with electronic R&B and adult contemporary artists who are more widely known, but still rarely found on dance mixes (such as Rick James protégé Donna Allen or the Alan Parsons Project). Like most entries in the DJ-Kicks run, the transitions are fluid and it's a steady, thoroughly enjoyable groove from start to finish. Of course, as entertaining as the experience of perusing Chromeo's crates can be, it's the moment when they take the mike and perform a talk box version of the Eagles' soft rock staple "I Can't Tell You Why" that really takes the cake.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/2009
  • Label: K7
  • UPC: 730003724725
  • Catalog Number: 247
  • Sales rank: 93,230

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ikeya-Seki (4:33)
  2. 2 Virens Danser - Pierre Perpall (1:46)
  3. 3 Moving Up - Toba (3:02)
  4. 4 Gonna Get Over You - France Joli (3:42)
  5. 5 Serious - Donna Allen (3:06)
  6. 6 Maybe Tonight - Lovelock (3:40)
  7. 7 Solar Antapex - Chateau Marmont (2:50)
  8. 8 Seduction - Val Young (3:40)
  9. 9 Larmes de Metal - Soupir (1:25)
  10. 10 Sequencer - Lifelike (3:59)
  11. 11 Time to Move - Carmen Rodgers (3:31)
  12. 12 Don't You Wanna Make Love - Shotgun (1:51)
  13. 13 Murphy's Law - Cheri (3:28)
  14. 14 Easy to Love - Leo Sayer (3:25)
  15. 15 Luckier - Shazam (2:10)
  16. 16 I Can't Tell You Why (3:24)
  17. 17 Dans Tes Yeux - Diane Tell (3:26)
  18. 18 Pipeline - Alan Parsons (3:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chromeo Primary Artist, Vocals
Technical Credits
Don Henley Composer
Rick James Composer, Producer
Leo Sayer Composer
Geraldine Hunt Producer
Tony Balch Composer
Pierre Beauregard Composer
Glenn Frey Composer
Richard Perry Producer
Raymond Reid Producer
Peter Ross Composer
Eric Woolfson Composer
Diane Tell Composer
Freddie James Producer
Alan Parsons Composer, Producer
Claudio Donato Producer
Luciano Ninzatti Composer
Trevor Jackson Art Direction
Chromeo Producer
Marie Stephane Bernard Composer
Steve Moore Producer
Pierre Perpall Composer, Producer
Soupir Producer
Chateau Marmont Composer, Producer
Heinrich Composer
Marie Bernard Composer
S. Pulga Composer
D. Joseph Composer
Vulture Producer
William Anderson Producer
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