It came from a demo that Pee [Patrick Gemayel] had done, then we switched it right round. It was like a banger. I don’t know why I did that. He had a hook and part of a verse. We wanted something majestic and badass.

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We were psyched to have him on a track. We had some on the track that were like, whatever. He worked so well over these Roger Troutman-type beats. It’s fun when your mixer hears something in the track that you didn’t. I had it in my head and I would just sing it to Pee and my brother, A-Track, just to make them laugh. aobum

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That gave me the concept for the track – her making me feel old [laughs]. We should do a pattern like that.

chromeo fancy footwork album

Let’s do some Minneapolis shit’ [laughs]. I thought it was funny. It was like a banger. We were just looping it and dancing around the studio in the basement. Pee used that as an influence.


chromeo fancy footwork album

It was done so quickly, too. It mostly came from me, in terms of music and lyrics. Intro “This might have been the last thing we did on the album.

With this analogue army behind him, Macklovitch got to work writing lyrics, drawing influences from everything from ex-girlfriends to teenybop R ‘n’ B. She was dating my brother at the time.

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Xavier from Justice loved it too. I don’t know why I did that. I remember we were finishing up the drums in my apartment in Paris on Pro Tools on my dining room table.

I also xhromeo in the percussion breakdown.

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And we said, ‘Are you kidding? We put these new drums in and Pee put a little freestyle sample in there. He had a hook and chromwo of a verse. It’s got a mix of influences. We recorded the vocals in Paris later on.

We had a good engineer [Cassius’ Philippe Zdar]. Let’s do some Minneapolis shit’. I think it was too 80s for people.


It came really fast. He really liked that song – it was his thing.

It’s us saying, ‘You thought it was a joke when we did our first album, but we’re back, and stepping it up a vootwork. We were giving it one last push.

chromeo fancy footwork album

I just came in and did the top fill. It was one of the earliest songs I wrote. This is the album where we hit on the Chromeo blueprint for everything that would follow.