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Chromeo and La Roux get caught in a “Hot Mess”

on November 10, 2010, 1:50pm

Elly Jackson’s debut LP is littered with 12 of the most danceable, radio-ready pop songs to have ever come through your headphonesChromeo plays the kind of music that lends itself to watching yourself dance in the mirror. Therefore, it only makes sense that the UK-based Jackson (who fronts electro-pop sensation La Roux) would hook up with the Canadian elctro-funk crooners to remix the lead track from the their latest album – Business Casual.

Gigwise reports that a La Roux-featuring video will accompany the reworked version of “Hot Mess” when it drops on January 17th, and we can only imagine how catchy it’ll actually end up being. The original is already a fist-pumping, pulsating conglomeration of programmed drum loops, funky organ swells, and 80’s keytar lines, but factor in Jackson’s penchant for crafting instantly memorable vocal lines and you’ve probably got the perfect song to get drunk to while chaperoning your youngest child’s skating rink birthday party.

It’s all pretty exciting, and despite having worked with Kanye West and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, both La Roux and Chromeo have been sending Twitter messages saying just how stoked they actually were about the track. If you’re so excited that you can’t wait until January 17th, then check out the original version of the song below. Better yet, go catch the band at one of their upcoming tour stops.


Chromeo 2010/2011 Tour Dates:
11/11 – Sheffield, UK @ Plug ^
11/12 – London, UK @ Roundhouse ^
11/13 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2 ^
11/18 – Paris, FR @ La Machine
11/19 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/20 – Eindhoven, NL @ STRP Festival
11/25 – Zurich, CH @ Alte Borse
11/26 – Munich, DE @ Erste Liga
11/27 – Berlin, DE @ Maria
12/29 – Gisborne, NZ @ Rhythm & Vines Festival
12/31 – Melbourne, AU @ Pyramid Rock Festival
01/01 – Sydney, AU @ Field Day
01/02 – Gold Coast, AU @ Summadayze Festival
01/06 – Sydney, AU @ Hordern Pavilion $
01/07 – Adelaide, AU @ Thebarton Theatre $
01/08 – Perth, AU @ Summadayze Festival
01/20 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
01/21 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
01/22 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
02/03 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
02/04 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
02/05 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
02/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
02/18 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
02/19 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater

# = w/ Neon Indian
* = w/ A-Trak
^ = w/ Midnight Juggernauts
$ = w/ N.E.R.D.

La Roux 2010 Tour Dates:
11/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/10 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/12 – Providence, RI @ Lupos
11/13 – Hartford, CN @ Webster
11/15 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
11/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

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