Early studio setup, configuration changes, first plug-ins, ‘Bonafied Lovin’, mix by Philippe Zdar
‘Fancy Footwork’, sampling, instrumentation, vocal-vocoder blend, demoitis, mixer-producer relationship
‘Jealous’, co-producers, inspiration, new synths, scratch vocal, melody, cadence, Manny Marroquin mix
Drum stems, side-chaining, musical ‘identifier’, effects, learning curve, delegation, feedback, revisions
Chromeo(18 min / 1h00)
MWTM presents a series debut with the Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo!
Throughout these videos, David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel dig up some of their most career-defining productions and tell the stories of their creation. They recount the early days of working with limited resources, mostly in the analog domain with some nascent digital technology.
The team describes how the record ‘Bonafied Lovin’ was made using one drum machine, minimal instrumentation, simple vocals, and the first plug-in they ever used… Guess which one! They explain how their workflow and configuration developed over the following years, sharing how they composed and produced the songs ‘Fancy Footwork’ and ‘Jealous’. Further to discussing their own techniques, Chromeo revisit their collaborations with DJ duo ‘Oliver’, mixer Philippe Zdar, and mixer Manny Marroquin. Playing raw and mixed material, they contrast the versions and comment on changes made.
Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese
Chromeo’s David “Dave 1” Macklovich and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel have turned an inseparable childhood friendship into a musical career that grows stronger than ever in its second decade, launching them from Montreal basements to the main stage at Coachella. Their 5th LP Head Over Heels came out in 2018 to critical acclaim, a Grammy nomination and two years’ worth of sold-out shows across the globe. In June 2020, the duo released their Quarantine Casanova EP at the height of the Black Lives Matter...