It started in 2014 when “#SELFIE” was released and became the break through song, for the now, very popular, Chainsmokers. This amazing duo is a DJ and producing combination. With Alex Pall as the DJ and Andrew Taggart as the producer, these two work absolutely flawlessly together.
Having three hits in the top 5 and several others in the top 10, on the billboards top 100, the Chainsmokers are taking the music industry by storm! In July of 2016, the hit, “Don’t Let Me Down”, climbed its way to number 3, then after only a couple of months later, everyone’s favorite song, “Closer”, was pushed to number 1 in September of 2016. Next, in April of 2017, the Chainsmokers climbed their way to the top 5 again with “Something Just Like This” that came in at number 3.
Now, their newest release, “Somebody”, is gaining popularity with its Modular synthesizers and high pitched vocals. Some of the lyrics to “Somebody” were actually originally recorded for a completely different song, which is why they decided to change the pitch. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart actually took the time to give us a short tutorial in how they created their latest masterpiece, and all the time and detail that goes into every single one of their songs. Posting the video on their social media page, promising to give us a more in depth tutorial coming soon.
The Chainsmokers are definitely keeping other artists in their genre on their toes. At the iHeartRadio Festival, the young duo brought home awards for: Best Collaboration, Dance Artist of the year, and Best Dance Album of The Year. The future for these guys bright! They work hard and create amazing work together and I predict seeing a lot more of them in the coming years.