Though tunes like 'Bonafied Lovin' have lyrics which even Prince might wince at, childhood friends Dave and P-Thugg seem to have their tongues wedged firmly in their cheeks. As glittery confetti flurried down like snow the gig became a perfect feel-good fusion of sing-a-long and eighties New York disco. In bushy beard and Santa-hat P-Thugg merrily kept up the keyboards and synth while Dave strutted round the stage in sunglasses, singing and playing his electric guitar with an exaggerated stadium-filling flourish worthy of Bon Jovi or Guns 'n' Roses.
After performing their own numbers the duo kept the crowd bopping with a DJ set, accompanied by their brilliant intro-act, the Parisian DJ Mehdi. The Ed-Banger electro-hiphop dj laid out a perfect string of funky classics and current mind-poppers, as if he'd found the party favourites playlist on our iPod and pressed boom. One of those acts whose appeal suddenly balloons in a live setting, Chromeo provided the ultimate shindig to celebrate the season of goodwill.
By Amy Dawson