Category Archives: EDM

Alex Pall, Giving EDM and The Chainsmokers a Personal Touch

The Chainsmokers, made up of DJ duo, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert have been making electronic dance music (EDM) since their 2014 dance-tune, “#Selfie.” They won a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Dance Recording for their EP “Bouquet,” and worked with popular singer Halsey on their recorder “Closer” a #1 chart topper.


The duo typically relies on guest vocalists but lately have begun singing some of their own songs and weaving more intimacy into the EDM, which is still considered to be a rather sterile musical format.


Alex Pall starting DJing and ended up being consumed by dance music—at that point, he quit his job, and along with Taggart—moved forward to re-event EDM. (See: Pall on Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)


Pall and Taggert were both ambitious; they began working on their music daily like they would a 9 to 5 job. Pall found that people began relating to their form of EDM in a new, deeper way and began putting more of their own personal experiences into their tunes, making the music intrinsically their own.


As the music became more sophisticated, Pall realized the music he urged to play, transcended dance music. The result was the musical fusion, of pop, dance and hip-hop with a bit of indie music added for good measure.


Writing from Experience:

EDM isn’t known for its’ thought-provoking lyrics, but this is exactly where Pall wanted to see the music go. Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall set out to write songs that were thought-provoking and relatable.


Today, Pall finds that their audience transcends age; expanding outside the 16-25 demographic usually found with EDM music. As Pall and Taggart have updated their sound, they’ve gained new audiences that have a personal connection to their music.


As their audience has changed, the live shows have also changed, they push themselves further and have enhanced their own performances and production value. Pall and Taggart have increased their personal song writing skills and have become tune-smiths for their own songs.


In the future, there’s no telling what we can expect to see from the Chainsmokers as they continue to elevate their craft. See This Page to learn more.

Zedd & Selena Gomez Heating Up


Ever since the dramatic unfolding of Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber (aka Jelena) had come to a close, it finally seems like Selena Gomez isn’t allowing herself to be sad anymore said a recent article. It’s about time! After years and years of constant back and forth between the Biebs and Gomez, the two have finally called it splits said Ricardo Guimarães BMG. Between constant bickering, fights and every detail of their poor dramatic romantic lives being leaked to the public, it was only a matter of time before the two starlets finally went their separate ways. With Justin now seeing Alec Baldwin’s daughter, Hailey, Selena has actually moved on to one of Justin’s friends: artist Zedd!

While how they met isn’t exactly the most romantic story in the world, it does show you
that even just a few single moments can change your life, even when you’re least expecting it!

They talked about possibly making some music love together, and that eventually come out as “I Want You To Know”, and the rest is now sweet, sweet history! Rumor has it that Justin isn’t too happy that Zedd’s dating his ex. Oops!

The Era of EDM

It is no secret that the world today has been pushed into a genre that no one thought would ever see the light of day let alone the top songs in the music chart.

It is very apparent that the electronic dance music fever is at an all-time high and there is no way to get down from it. This has come about for many reasons, but primarily because of the fact it is a very captivating and engaging genre which really gets your blood flowing.

In the Rolling Stone top songs of 2014, are numerous songs that belong to the electronic dance music genre or some pop artists or even hip hop artists who have decided to collaborate with the electronic dance music artists to fuse the genres.

I couldn’t be more grateful that Dan Newlin showed me this genre and that people are embracing a new direction in music because if you stick to one side, it does sometimes feel a little bit boring, and so this change in taste is sometimes a healthy thing rather than bad.

There are tons of electronic dance music songs out there and you can look them up in sites such as EDM sauce, which is specifically made just for the electronic dance music community.