Like my fellow EARMILK staffer, Arthem Pierre, the effortlessly flamboyant Montreal-hailing duo Chromeo was one of my first introductions into the bursting genre of dance music. Like her, Fancy Footwork acquainted me with the purity of funk driven dance floors and I have not looked back since. Though my musical tastes have evolved since the 2007 release, so has Chromeo's production skills and the duo are making a move back into the spotlight since their last LP release in 2010.
With their next disco-laced LP White Women in the works, the duo have revealed a few forthcoming tunes and the latest is a collaboration with Toro Y Moi. "Come Alive" follows Chromeo's signature bubbly funk appeal, delivering listeners a grooving guitar riff and synthesized piano chord driven beat. In true form, the two producers give fans a bouncing line with quirky lyrics hooking us back in to their unique sound.
The track has already received the remix treatment from Le Youth and now the Belgium-based producer The Magician is taking his turn at a rework. Pitching down the entire feel of "Come Alive," The Magician reveals a poppy rendition of the funk directed production. Slowing the bpms and transforming the vocals, the remix master produces a sprawling rendition that extends the tune by almost 2 minutes.