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Sick Boy creators: The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers dynamic duo consisting of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have debuted several other successful, number-breaking songs, most popular being “Paris,” “Closer”, “Something Just Like This” that featured the group Coldplay. The Chainsmokers as a group were re-created to become an EDM DJ group back in 2012 with the help of their manager at that time, Adam Alpert. Pall was already known for his DJing skills when Alpert introduced him to Taggart. Pall went to NYU to major in Art history and Music. Taggart was across the way at Syracuse University while doing an internship for Interscope Records.

Taggart was making a name for himself on Soundcloud with a few DJing tracks that he released after taking an interest in perfecting the skill. The duo began taking tracks from Indie bands and creating remixes to them and putting them out on Soundcloud. In 2012, Indian recording artist Priyanka Chopra paired up with the Chainsmokers for the song “Erase” and then for the song “The Rookie”, which debuted in the early Spring of 2013. Currently, Pall and Taggart just released their anticipated track titled “Sick Boy”. The duo stated that they try to stay current with their genre of music when releasing new material. Taggart mentioned during the interview with Hugh McIntyre, that the group has not released a song in about nine months, which is a record-breaking length of time for them. For the group to elevate to a higher level, The lodging giant and American Express along with attending several different music genres of concerts over the span of a few years made it possible.

The sound of “Sick Boy”, is by far out of left field, but close to the box for them. The Chainsmokers have always had music that has been on the heavily lyrical side, showing a reflection of their generation and what is like to be apart of a movement that relates to other people. McIntyre mentions speaking with Pall and Taggart before they went on stage at in New York City at the Conrad hotel for a member special event. It is amazing to think that the duo has only been mainstream for the last two years, since December of 2013 with a free concert, where it feels as if they have been around forever.

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More Fun While Working With The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall

With a highly anticipated new single being released titled Closer, Mathias Rosenzweig interviewed the popular band – The Chainsmokers. When it comes to working in different cities for inspiration, Alex Pall said along the lines of, when in a city that you’re supposed to be doing work, it can be scary when you’re actually having fun in the pursuit. While visiting an art gallery, I was hit with the fact that dance music was a major part of my life and was consuming it. So, with that revelation, Pall decided to give the want of creating music a chance.

 

The group has taken in the influence from Deadmau5, who is known for his synths and 808 drops, but the group is wanting to try something different and reveal themselves to the world one day at a time. There is a numbing euphoric feeling with the Chainsmokers genre, but it’s often saturated with a void of emotion. The group understands now that when you’re a developing artist, you want the world to hear what you’re releasing before you put out another song. (Learn about Pall on his Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)

 

Pall mentions that their day would start a 9 am and would not end until 7 pm when it came to work together and creating new songs. Because of that thought process, they knew having Drew sing on their new track “Closer” would be a hit. With a new song dropped, the group also has a fall tour in the final stages that will more than likely date in the Spring of ’17 opposed to the fall.

 

The group has collected so many memorable memories with their fans from postings to the fans saying these things to their face, but Alex Pall is more astounded by the fact that the group will get messages that say, “My 6-year-old daughter loves your songs.” It doesn’t stop there. The Chainsmokers have received numerous videos of youngsters and elders alike singing to their songs. Read This Article to learn more.