Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart on The Evolution of The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers didn’t always consist of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. As explained by Taggart himself in an interview, Pall’s manager contacted him saying that an opening in a band has opened up and Taggart should contact the remaining member of the band.

 

“We just literally met and the next day started grinding every day in his apartment until we hit our stride,” Taggart explained. “We hit our stride, and four years later, here we are.”

 

Taggart drove from Maine to New York City to meet this person. It was Alex Pall, his future business partner.

 

Alex Pall was a DJ, working around the New York area. He considered it a hobby for a long time, but eventually realized that music was the biggest thing in his life. He wanted to make a career out of his hobby, and soon after, he was was introduced to Andrew Taggart.

 

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall were able to work so cohesively as a duo because they first discussed exactly what they intended to do with their careers. They also discussed their musical inspirations, the music they listened to growing up, and the music that was currently popular. With these conversations, they were able to create their own unique sound – a sound that has been evolving as time passes.

 

Each one of The Chainsmokers songs are different enough from everything else that is currently out to make it stand out. Prior to the release of “Closer,” neither of the members of the group had ever sang on their song, yet it is very easy to distinguish a Chainsmokers song from whoever else is currently on the radio.

 

The group began making typical dance music, primarily in the EDM sub-genre, but now their sound is more cheerful. “Closer” features Halsey and Andrew Taggart exchanging verses in the perspective of two people in love.

 

Other hit songs from The Chainsmokers include “Paris,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “#Selfie.”

 

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Top Billboard Duo: The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are a well-known DJ and Production duo made up of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. The duo became famous from there huge hit songs “#Selfie” and “Closer.” “#Selfie” was a very popular single in a number of countries in 2014. The song “Closer” was a collaboration with popular recording artist Halsey that peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 2015. Ever since, the Chainsmokers have only been growing in popularity. The duo has created a number of songs that have been on the Billboard Hot 100

Charts including: “Paris,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and Something Just Like This just to name a few.

The Chainsmokers have been in the news recently due to a respectful tribute that they made to the late Avicii at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada last Sunday. The Chainsmokers and Halsey went on to present the award for Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 at the Billboard Music Awards, but not before acknowledging the life of the great Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii. The Chainsmokers always looked at Avicii as a huge inspiration to them and wanted to take some time to pay tribute to the late DJ. The Swedish DJ took his own life on April 20th at the age of only 28 years old. The Chainsmokers wanted to make sure that they spent some time remembering the great DJ that they looked up to and had a huge part in them pursuing their musical career. Halsey and the Chainsmokers then went on to talk about how Avicii was such a huge inspiration and joy to work with and will be missed.

The Chainsmokers later went on to dedicate the award they won later in the show for Top Dance/Electronic Act to their inspiration Avicii.

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/bbma/8456918/the-chainsmokers-halsey-pay-tribute-avicii-2018-billboard-music-awards

Kim Dao Visits Enoshima Beach in Japan

Before Kim Dao left Japan to go back home to Australia, she wanted to visit Enoshima, Japan with her friends Sunny and Rachel. Kim Dao was going to take the Enoshima Line, but she missed it and ended up taking the monorail instead. To ride the monorail, you have to buy a physical ticket not online facsimiles. The friends had to cross the street from Enoshima train station to get the bridge they had to walk over, to get to the beach. Kim Dao feels like she compares every  beach she sees to the beaches of Australia that have the most beautiful ones she’s ever seen. She could see the beach from the side of the bridge rail. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/

 

Kim Dao and her friends ate at the Hello Kitty Cafe. The cafe put a Hello Kitty cracker in a green tea latte kind of soup. She had some salad and a ham steak. The cafe had coasters in the Hello Kitty design, and the cooks cut sliced carrot in the shape of Hello Kitty. If dining at the cafe was not enough, the women sampled snack balls and meatball soup from the street food vendors outside. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/kim-dao/

 

Kim Dao and friends could see Mt Fuji right across the lake where the beach was . After visiting the beach, Dao couldn’t resist putting a coin into a slot and then sticking her hand into a jar to get her fortune. It was so-so, and the vlogger tied it up on a string, and left. Learn more: http://www.kimdaoblog.com/p/contact.html