After their breakthrough record, 2007’s Fancy Footwork, Chromeo became a verified sensation. By 2010’s Business Casual, Chromeo’s retro-yet-fresh brand of electro-funk and synth-pop had become their trademark. The Montreal duo, comprised of pals Dave 1 and P-Thugg, have perfected their authentic and always-reverent take on the synthesizer melodies, guitar riffs, and dance-able beats that would be equally at home on the soundtrack to Beverly Hills Cop or Mannequin as they would be in a modern club show. Influenced by artists like Rick James and Hall and Oates, as well as classic hip-hop and R&B, their biggest hits, like “Needy Girl,” “Bonafied Lovin,” and “Tenderoni,” have been remixed by everyone from MSTRKRFT to Crookers, and their tongue-in-cheek odes to booty calls, clingy girlfriends, and playful seduction have appeared in video games, commercials, and movies. As the pair has steadily seen their star rise by building up a devoted fan base playing festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Outside Lands, they’ve attributed their success to being “the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture.” ALLISON FORD