How Chromeo's Patrick Gemayel Broke His Wrist in Phoenix
Courtesy Photo Chromeo is scheduled to perform Saturday, April 19, at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
Since Chromeo's formation almost a decade ago, the band has become a leader in dance music with its innovative, modern take on funk. Most notably, the group's third album, 2010's Business Casual, released hits like "Hot Mess" and "Don't Turn the Lights On."
Chromeo's fourth studio album, White Women, is set for release on May 12. The duo already has released a few tracks from the album, including "Come Alive" (featuring Toro Y Moi) and "Sexy Socialite" (featuring Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem). Along with the album release, Chromeo is on the roster for some of the world's largest music festivals this year, including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Glastonbury.
Up on the Sun spoke with half of the duo, Patrick Gemayel, a.k.a. P-Thugg, a.k.a. P, before he headed to Coachella this past weekend to play the main stage.
When was the last time you were in Phoenix?
I think it was on the last tour in 2012, I believe.
Do you have any memories of the city? Anything that stood out to you?
[Talks to someone in the background] What was the club we played in Phoenix?
[Background voice:] The one where you broke the skateboard.
Yeah, I remember the Marquee. I think there were a lot of cool records there. I spent a lot of the afternoon record shopping.
Did I hear that you broke a skateboard?
[Laughs] I broke my wrist trying to skateboard. One of my crew members had a skateboard and, of course, I'm trying to be the smart ass like always. So I hop on the skateboard, and I'm like "Look at me, I'm going to jump on it from this table, and land on the skateboard" and then I fell and broke my wrist, that's what I remember from Phoenix -- records and breaking my wrist.