Chromeo’s ‘Sexy Socialite’: Chromeo Channels Prince, And The Result Is Funk NATION

Listen to Chromeo's "Sexy Socialite."

Get your funk on with Chromeo’s “Sexy Socialite.”

Usually when we hear a Prince-level funky jam, you’d better move out of the way, ’cause the club can’t even handle the moves we’re about to throw down.

But it turns out there may be such a thing as too funky, like this new track “Sexy Socialite” by electro-disco stars Chromeo. We’re almost intimidated by the funk; we’re going to have to come up with an entire new set of dance moves to compete on this level.

Listen to Chromeo’s “Sexy Socialite” after the jump.

The second track from Chromeo’s upcoming White Women album, “Sexy Socialite” follows on the heels of the still exceptionally funky (but, you know, manageably so) “Over Your Shoulder.”

“Sexy Socialite” is six full minutes of bubbling synth-bass, disco-guitar licks, and hand-clap rhythm from LCD Soundsystem drummer Pat Mahoney, who sits in on percussion. (Other guests on the album include Ezra Koenig, Solange, and Toro Y Moi.) That’s all before a lengthy instrumental breakdown toward the middle section of the song, where windy sound effects dust over the increasingly tightly wound beats and the flirtatious spoken word back-and-forth with Ozzie, a collaborator you may remember from “Two Step.”

“You’re a sexy socialite I wish you were a socialist,” the duo sing in their trademark loverman shtick. “Instead of worrying about your name on your list you’d insist/ You should get in their for free, you’re too cool to pay a fee/ And the owner is like your family.”

As the band admitted in a recent AMA on Reddit, it all amounts to some irresistibly sexy, serious, and seriously fun business. Asked how many pregnancies they expect to result from the album the band responded: “They say population is declining so let’s just say we’re on a demographic mission.”

Consider yourself impregnated with funk.

+ Listen to Chromeo’s “Sexy Socialite.”

Photo credit: Atlantic Records