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The Chainsmokers- DJ Duo on the Rise

If you have not heard of The Chainsmokers by now, it’s time to leave the rock you have been under. Though, it is a bit more understandable considering they’ve really only been on the top charts in the past two years, with breakout hits like Roses and Paris. But you can’t tell me you haven’t had “Closer”, their song with Halsey stuck in your head before.  So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover….  

Starting off 2018 with a bang, the duo dropped their new single  Sick Boy  on January 17. This track is vastly darker and more complicated than their previous hits, though that’s not to say their audience did not love it.

“Make no mistake, I live in a prison That I build myself, it is my religion”

While most pop hits these days talk about fame as a treasure they happened upon, or the burden they are faced to bare, The Chainsmokers acknowledges their fame (and the downsides to it) was carefully crafted and is solely their responsibility. Along with the song, the artists dropped the  Sick Boy  music video.

The Chainsmokers is a DJ duo created by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Their first breakthrough was with the song  #Selfie  (you know…  Let me take a selfie… ) in 2014 which was easily a top twenty track in multiple countries.  Don’t Let Me Down  was their first top 5 single from the album Bouquet (2015), which also won the pair a Grammy Award. Their most recent album is Memories…Do Not Open (which features  Sick Boy ). The duo has only just begun their music career in top 40, and has already blown everyone away. Their songs feature a great mix of pop, dance, and edm. It’s refreshing to see something so serious as Sick Boy  but still be able to dance to and enjoy it. If you are looking for a music group to watch this year, I would highly recommend The Chainsmokers, as this duo has so far to go still.

 

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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.