Toronto, ON – December 2, 2020 – Today, Montreal producer/artist, Anomalie, releases Bend The Rules – a brand new record produced in collaboration with GRAMMY-winning and JUNO-heralded duo, Chromeo. Dropping via Chromeo’s new imprint, Juliet Records – in partnership with their longtime label, Last Gang Records – the three-track EP showcases Anomalie’s signature beats-heavy jazz throughout, dressed in the analog synth textures that the Funklordz are known for. Listen to Bend The Rules here and watch/share the visualizer for On My Mind here.

"Working on Bend The Rules with Chromeo made me feel like I was finally reunited with my long lost cousins from Montreal,” says Anomalie. “The blend of Dave and Pee’s funkiness, stellar vocals and talkbox chops with my keyboard layers and arrangement approach is something I’m so happy and proud of. To release this feels not only exciting, but like it was meant to happen!"

Anomalie is in a singular position: his fanbase is a combination of the new jazz muso scene (Snarky Puppy, Thundercat, Louis Cole), the soulful beats scene (FKJ, Masego, Tom Misch) and the post dubstep electronic scene (Griz, Odesza, Opiuo). He’s at once a piano virtuoso, a keyboard whiz and a skilled producer and songwriter that has toured worldwide and performed at the likes of Red Rocks and Electric Forest Festival. 

"We've been following Anomalie's career for years and to us, he's in the lineage of the great 80s Montreal jazz fusion bands we used to listen to growing up, like UZEB: unapologetically technical, but funky as hell,” reflects Chromeo. “We love the way he built his career and cultivated his fanbase organically, without any help or hype. So we hit him up to come to Burbank, let him freak all our synths, followed his lead...and the Bend The Rules EP was born. We're thrilled to release a project with an artist from our hometown on our very own label, Juliet."

Get ready to Bend The Rules with Anomalie and Chromeo and stay tuned for more to come in the new year!

Bend The Rules
On My Mind
Champ De Mars

About Anomalie
Anomalie is the live electronic project of Nicolas Dupuis, a classically trained keyboardist and producer based in Montreal, QC. Rising to worldwide fame after the release of his two EPs, Metropole Part I and II, Anomalie has developed a unique musical identity through an innovative combination of cutting edge electronic production, jazz and classical harmonies, and undeniably raw funk groove. His music has attracted fans worldwide, including modern musical heavyweights such as Charlie Puth, Chromeo, Thundercat, and Snarky Puppy. By the end of 2018, he sold out his entire North America, European, and Asian tours alongside his intricate 4-piece live band and grew his online following in the millions across social media. And he’s achieved all of this as an independent artist. He’s currently working on his first full length LP, due to come out in Summer 2021.

About Chromeo
Chromeo’s David “Dave 1” Macklovich and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel have turned an inseparable childhood friendship into a musical career that grows stronger than ever in its second decade, launching them from Montreal basements to the main stage at Coachella. Although Chromeo are known for their stylized stage show and lovingly crafted analog synth-scapes, their fantastic voyage has never been an exercise in irony or nostalgia. Rather, it’s a mission with a purpose: keeping the funk alive Head Over Heels is Chromeo’s 5th studio album. Featuring twelve tracks of funk and R&B history colliding with modern pop song craft, it’s a heartfelt love letter to the music that has influenced the duo since their teenage years.

DOWNLOAD – EP artwork
DOWNLOAD – Anomalie + Chromeo press photo
DOWNLOAD – Anomalie photo | DOWNLOAD – Chromeo photo

About Juliet Records
Juliet Records is a newly minted independent label, created and curated by Chromeo in partnership with eOne Music. All Juliet releases are meticulously crafted at Chormeo's Private Sector studios in Burbank, CA, where the duo gives artists the opportunity to use their extensive collection of vintage analog gear. Consider it a safe space for funk, where soulful grooves and jazzy melodies are crafted from the heart, without a care for algorithms. Juliet counts seven releases in 2020, including Ian Isiah's critically acclaimed AUNTIE project as well as music from New York's Onyx Collective and Montreal's Anomalie.

About Last Gang
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, Lights, and Chromeo. Last Gang is an Entertainment One company.