BioChromeo is Dave 1 and P-Thugg, also known as David Macklovitch and Patrick Gemayel. Two best friends that have been doing music together since they were kids and now live in the same crib like The Monkees.
Back in the early-to-mid 90's Dave and Pee, both trained musicians, had a funk band together and were playing in clubs even though they were still underage. Then the band disbanded and they went on to produce hip hop.
Dave 1 has made beats for all of Montreal's main hip hop bands, including Shades of Culture, Dubmatique, Sans Pression, Yvon Kreve, Butta Babees and Bran Van 3000. Pee has co-produced many of those records and also works with Toronto's Citizen Kane.
Dave 1, along with his little bro, the world renown A-Trak, owns Audio Research records: one of Canada's prime independent rap labels, distributed worldwide through New York's prestigious Fat Beats. Pee is the label's production manager. Audio Research's main artist, Obscure Disorder is entirely produced by Dave 1 and A-Trak is the group's DJ. Since 1997 Obscure have sold over 25 000 singles, on vinyl only.
But what's up with Chromeo in all of this? In the summer of 2000, Tiga, a fan of OD, stepped to Dave and asked him if he was interested in doing an electronic music project on Turbo. He kept hustling him until, in early 2001, Dave and Pee put together a little half-assed demo and got signed the next day.
Chromeo is just Dave and Pee doing other stuff than hip hop. They have virtually no knowledge of contemporary electronic or dance-orientated music. Chromeo's influences include but are not limited to: Zapp, Bronski Beat, Guns N' Roses and Timex Social Club. (Kraftwerk and Led Zeppelin also).
Dave is currently doing a Masters' degree in French Litterature at McGill and aims to be a university teacher. Pee works as an accountant and wants to have a family with lots of children.