CHAIN SMOKERS – THE MODERN DANCE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS.

CHAIN SMOKERS – THE MODERN DANCE AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTISTS.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who are commonly known as the Chain smokers were named first in Dance Artist on Billboard’s Dance 100. They are the first individuals to be honored for their work in this way. That feeling of success could be felt in that they were from performing an entertaining Ultra Miami 2018 show. This was doubled by their music production hitting streams of one billion and being at the top of Billboard’s new Dance 100 list.

The director of Dance and Electronic Programming at Billboard commended them for their job well done. At the Billboard Music Awards, the Chain smokers honored Avicii who is a well-known Swedish DJ and Producer. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart told the gathered music fans how Avicii meant so much to many people and how he inspired them. Halsey added by explaining how Avicii was a joy to work with and that his death had devastated them. The two gents dedicated their award to Avicii describing how he made them believe that they would make music with their lives.

The accolades that Chain smokers had been recognized with this year are too many considering that it’s not even mid-year. They kicked off a steady drip of music when they released ‘sick boy’ which is a single released in January. The catchy, evolving song captured the imagination of many fans worldwide because it had more live instrumentation and included Andrew Taggart’s vocals.

Another single was released in February ‘You Owe Me. It reached #4 on the Billboard charts. Its video which is dark and ironic helped it have millions of views on YouTube. The amount of craziness that their music elicits to fans has made one of them tattoo lyrics on their bodies.

By the third month, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart won iHeartRadio’s awards for the Best Collaboration, Dance artist and album of the year. At the Ultra Music Festival in Miami, they headlined the event and put up an energetic electric performance that included their commercial hits and new songs.

A self-driven duo, they have made an effort to expand their boundaries. Their ability to excite fans and proper use of social media has made them accomplish a lot.

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Alex Pall, Drew Taggart, and getting “Closer” to creating an image

Following the release of their much anticipated single “Closer”, the Chainsmokers members, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart sat down for an interview with Interview Magazine. During this interview they discussed the new sound and territory that this single was going to take. The artists had always wanted to create an identity that was different from other EDM groups. This song was looking to be their chance, unlike their other hits, this one was going to have Taggart sing on the track.

Pall, one of the DJs in the group, said that artists have always been trying to put intimacy into EDM and this was hard, as EDM producers usually were in the background, allowing others to sing and write the lyrics. Following “Closer”, the duo may be onto something.

Drew and Alex met in New York City after being introduced by a mutual friend. Drew was from Maine, but studied at Syracuse University so the trip to New York City was easy. After meeting, and discussing the growth of DJs and EDM music, the two connected and began working on songs the very next day. The two had seen the growing popularity of EDM music, and began performing and working on songs as much as possible. They eventually gained popularity with their song “#SELFIE” and over a period of time, this sent them performing on a worldwide tour; their tireless effort had paid off. Before long the duo gained more success with their hits “Roses” and then “Don’t Let Me Down.”

Pall describes this period as good for their growth, but not good for crafting their sound.

It was during this time that they began work on “Closer”, a song in which Halsey was going to sing and help write. Taggart also decided to be involved in the lyrics and vocals on the song, he felt that they had a lot of emotions about college, relationships, and life, that they wanted to share. The duo finally felt that this would give them the chance to be distinguished from other artists. The future looks bright.

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