For fans of electronic dance music and the Chainsmokers, 2018 started off with a bang. The EDM duo from New York has released two new tracks since the beginning of the year, “Sick Boy” and “You Owe Me” and which demonstrate the pair’s desire to explore more emotional and pertinent content and to infuse EDM with their spirit and voice.
The Chainsmokers, founded by Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, was created six years ago when the pair began to make alternate versions of indie music. Their breakout song, “#Selfie” garnered them a reputation for their unique style and spirit of EDM and the single propelled the Chainsmokers up the music charts in both the United States and international dance and electronic music ranks and into mainstream popularity. (See: Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers)
By drawing inspiration from the electronic, folk, and indie music, the developments of Pall and Taggart have been prolific artists and in 2017 released the Chainsmokers debut album “Memories…Do Not Open”, which went platinum in August 2017 and led to their first tour and a regular performance venue through Wynn Nightlife. See This Article to learn more.
The Chainsmokers is striving to make their music relatable and universal, latest releases bring a new depth and perspective to EDM. More comfortable and relaxed in their art, Pall and Taggart have begun bringing attention to the relevant issues of their generation. Melding the topics of the day with music that grabs the attention and encourages dancing brings these topics to the forefront allows the pair and there to remain enthusiastic in the Chainsmokers music. This exploration also gives The Chainsmokers a platform for their ideas and a way to keep their art meaningful to the era.
The Chainsmokers have much to say and now that they are drawing upon current issues, the emotional content and depth will widen the appeal of electronic music. By going deep, the Chainsmokers will make sure that EDM will never be the same.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have been able to produce a unique brand of music as The Chainsmokers which has captured the interest of millions of fans all around the world. Their blend of hip-hop, pop, and electronic dance music has produced multiple hit singles during the last 4 years. With the debut of their hit album, Memoirs… Do Not Open in April 2017 the musical duo shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Alex Pall had dabbled with DJing for most of his life while growing up in New York. Eventually, his hobby started to consume his thoughts at all times, which led him to quit his job in the pursuit of a full-time DJing career. Alex experienced some early success but did not produce any major breakthroughs until he met his current musical partner Andrew Taggert.
Two Great Talents Come Together
When Alex and Andrew first met up in 2012 they hit it off right away. At first, they just talked about common interests that they shared growing up as kids, but eventually got into talking about music and ideas they had for the electronic dance genre. Just a few days later the duo had formed The Chainsmokers and began working on their music for up to 10 hours a day in order to develop the unique songs that are being played constantly on the airwaves today. (Watch: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)
Ahead of The Game
The Chainsmokers pride themselves on being ahead of the game musically at all times. They enjoy producing great singles and then releasing them strategically over time so that each single receives the attention it deserves. They have recorded many songs that they believe will be extremely popular that nobody has even heard yet and will not be releasing them until the time is right. Go Here for more information.
As the years go on, The Chainsmokers continue to grow in popularity across all different age groups. When they first started most of their fans were college students, but they now appeal to the under 15 and over 30 demographics which has forced them to constantly change their live performances in order to appeal to their wide range of fans. However, this new challenge has brought them creative growth and will no doubt propel them into continued success in the future.