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Alex Pall’s Journey through Music

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The Chainsmokers is a duo of DJs that have made a career out of something that they only thought would ever be merely a hobby. The Chainsmokers consist of two artists one named Alex Pall and one named Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart met when Pall needed someone to take the place of his former teammate. When he met Taggart, they instantly connected and started making music that they both loved. They were both very passionate about DJing, so they were able to make music together by combining the love that they both shared for DJing. Since they connected, they have been able to create a wide variety of music that they are known for.

Before Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart began making hits in their group Chainsmokers, they were just people trying to make extra money. Pall didn’t plan on DJing being his full career. He liked music and just wanted to make some money doing the thing that he loved. Eventually, his love for music began to take over his existence. Then he knew what he was supposed to do with his life. Instead of wondering around he started his career as a DJ and not just for the extra money. Alex Pall began creating music hoping to inspire people.

Chainsmokers has made its path in music thanks to Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart’s love for DJing. They connected and began making music that gave people something to think about. They have been dedicated to writing their songs so that their feeling can show through the music that they make. Alex Pall’s audience can connect with him because his passion is shown throughout the song. No one is better able to display his feeling other than himself artistically. The Chainsmokers listeners are allowed an amount of intimacy because they are listening to music about real life rather than pointless music about things that don’t determine much of one’s life. Alex Pall has been able to help change the way that music is looked at through the songs that he writes and the music that he creates.

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The Chainsmoker’s Genre Bending Style

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The song “Somebody” by the Chainsmokers is representative of their unique genre-bending style. Influence from Taylor Swift, the Weeknd, and Bruno Mars is layered throughout the song in an interwoven mashup. The Electronic Dance Music (EDM) transcends anyone’s preference into a common ground. How do they do that?

The first layer of the track was on a modular synthesizer. Andrew Taggart used a modular synth that contained a keyboard and a series of module knobs. He laid the base sound of the first layer, repeating a similar tune with variations.

The next layer was played on piano by Alex Pall. Still a baseline of sound, Alex played a series of chords to add a bit of complexity to the song. The piano chords are clear in the intro of the melody.

The baseline comes in subtly as the song progresses. Then Andrew sings into a voice recorder, “You know just know what I like.” The layers are patched together using a computer program and the pitch is changed. He explains in the short video that he raised it two steps. After adding the electronic keyboard, the soundtrack was complete. Only the vocals were missing.

Of course, there is more to their music than the technical stuff. After making music industry history as the first Dance Artist/DJ to rank number 1 on the Billboard Music Chart, it was back into the studio to create something new, then modify it into something new again. The background vocal was originally slower, and lower pitched.

It’s no wonder the art history and music business major would understand the entanglement of time. Partnered by a former intern for Interscope Records among the diverse musical culture, the duo was destined to redefine musical style, create something transcendent, and provide a soundtrack that we could live to.

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Avicci Honored By Chainsmokers And Halsey During Billboard Music Awards

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The Chainsmokers, along with Halsey, was present at last Sunday’s Billboard Music Award and used the opportunity to honor the popular DJ and producer from Sweden, Avicci.

 

The trio was onstage to present Luis Fonsi the award for Top 100 Hot Song for the year Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, the duo that comprises The Chainsmokers, told the thousands of people that were in the building at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas how much Avicci had influenced their careers and spoke of the contributions Avicci has made to the electronic dance community.

 

The 28-year-old Avicci lost his life recently by his own hand after years of battling both health and emotional issues.

 

Halsey added to the narrative of the Chainsmokers by adding that all who have worked with Avicci were afforded a joy that they will never forget. She went on to say that his kind spirit makes the horror of his demise all the more painful and urges friends and families of individuals suffering from mental illness to love and support them.

 

The Chainsmokers mentioned Avicci again when picking up their own award for top Dance/Electronic Act. Taggart dedicated the victory to Avicci and credited the deceased musician with providing a spark that caused him and partner Pall to believe their dreams were within their reach.

 

Avicci is the stage name for Tim Bergling and the artist was pronounced dead on May 20. The president of Geffen Records, the music label that represented Avicci says that it does possess unreleased music from the artist but is not sure if or when it will be released.

 

Another tribute also took place at the beginning of the Billboard Music Awards. This time to the victims of the recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. The host of the show, Kelly Clarkson, made the emotional proclamation that she has grown tired of the many moments of silences that indicate another tragedy has taken place. Clarkson, who is also a coach on the hit TV show “The Voice” says that it is now time for a “moment of change” instead.

 

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Pikachu, Pikachu, and More Pikachu! Kim Dao Explores The Yokohama Pikachu Festival

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Anyone who watches Kim Dao’s YouTube page knows how much she loves Pokémon. Many of the videos on Kim’s channel are dedicated to her favorite animated character: Pikachu. In one recent video, Kim Dao takes us on a trip with fellow YouTuber Toph (aka amadofu) to a Pikachu Festival in the Japanese city of Yokohama.

 

The first thing Kim does once she arrives in Yokohama is put on a stylish Pikachu hat. Toph also puts on a Pikachu hat to get in the festival spirit.

 

Kim Dao takes us on a tour of all the major touristy areas of Yokohama. She shows amazing roller coasters, a stunning Ferris wheel, as well as a few remarkably agile Pikachus on stage. There are tons of Pikachu stuffed animals for sale all around the festival grounds.

 

A few moments later, Kim Dao and Toph decide to get some lunch at a local restaurant called Brasserie La Class Shin Yokohama.

 

After lunch, Toph and Kim Dao check out the Pokémon Store in Yokohama. The store is extremely crowded with fans of everything Pikachu.

 

Once they’re done shopping, Toph and Kim Dao head out to see the Pikachu Parade. People in bright yellow shirts start marching down the parade route with amazing Pikachu balloons.

 

To cap off this lovely day, Kim Dao decides to chill with a refreshing cool gelato. She also shows us some great aerial shots of Yokohama.

 

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