SONG OF THE DAY (SUNDAY FUNDAY): Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

How can you not be a fan of Chromeo? The Canadians meld electro, ’80s, and disco with a fresh sound that is uniquely them. You can’t help but dance when songs like “Fancy Footwork” and “Bonafide Loving” come on. A highlight of the summer was their remix, with Oliver, of Donna Summer’s “Love is in Control,” was just a taste of what’s to come. Both preview singles from their forthcoming album ‘White Women’ – “Come Alive” and “Jealous” – mash ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s sounds together like a musical blender. On the intro of “Jealous,” you can hear a bit of collaborator Oliver’s influence since it is reminiscent of Bonnie McKee’s “American Girl,” but over all the sound is clearly Chromeo. If you are a fan of the recent Big Gigantic “The Night is Young” single or are looking for a fun followup to Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ (but don’t want to wait four to eight years), here is your soundtrack for a funky spring.

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Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It)

SONG OF THE DAY: Big Gigantic ft Cherub – The Night is Young

Boulder + Nashville = electro disco party anthem. That’s apparently the equation when the saxophone/drummer duo Big Gigantic teamed up with indie-funk-electro duo Cherub to create the title track for the recently-released album. Starting off with a bit of a Daft Punk-meets-Chromeo vibe, the funky disco groove builds and drops down before exploding into a big room electro track. A dubstep break midway shakes up the vibe nicely, while the effected vocals and instrumentation keep the vibe quite organic. This is the kind of track that would start the party at a dive bar or dance club with the infectious hooks and repeated lyrics, making it quite memorable. The video, shot in Mexico after a festival, captures the vibe perfectly. If you like “The Night is You,” be sure to go to their website for a free download of their album.

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Big Gigantic ft Cherub – The Night is Young