INTERVIEW magazine’s Mathias Rosenzweig sat down with the Chainsmokers’s Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall in an informative Q&A for the magazine’s July publication. Mathias’s objective was to understand the unique approach that the two men have taken with their focus on the electronic dance genre. Many in this field will produce the sound material but often outsource other artists for vocals. Taggart and Pall’s efforts are to produce the music and the vocals, making their sound one-hundred percent original to their brand. They have worked with upcoming star HALSEY on their hit track CLOSER and spoke highly of the young artist’s talent. Other tracks focusing on the two men’s creation of their own identity are DON’T LET ME DOWN and ROSES.
While working in New York City as a DJ, Alex Pall’s passion for dance and electronic music was at the forefront of his daily agenda. He attended a local art gallery with his manager, who was an acquaintance of both Pall and Taggart at the time and would introduce them. They both to a liking to each other and immediately starting collaborating in Pall’s New York City apartment. Their mission as a duo is to bring their respective talents to the work and continue to reinvent themselves. Often in the electronic/dance genre, much of the music tends to replicate other beats and sounds from other artists. Taggart and Pall wanted to keep their fan base engaged with the music, but not represent other sound that is overplayed by the masses. This is why they are highly involved in the writing of the music as well as bringing in song writers to work with as well.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart’s mission is to continue to push themselves to the limits of their creative ability. The music is only one portion of the overall picture that they want to convey to their audience. Music videos, going on live tours, and constantly changing the theme of those performances will continue to be their main focus. They intend on staying in the business as long as possible and having the ability to come out with fresh ideas will guarantee a fan base that will keep coming back for years to come.
Three years ago the Chainsmokers, a DJ and production duo, came onto the EDM-pop music scene. Their music is described as a blend of pop, hip-hop, indie and dance. In 2018, their latest single, “Sick Boy” bore a much darker tone than usual. It may be different from their usual music, but their fans are loving it.
The Chainsmokers is made up of two DJs, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall studied at NYU, and Andrew Taggart studied at Syracuse University. When they started to work together in 2012, they began by covering bands. Eventually, they started to mix their own music, and partnered up with singers and other musicians. The Chainsmokers’ first breakthrough song, “#Selfie” topped charts all over the world. One song from their 2015 EP “Don’t Let Me Down” won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Pall and Taggart are happy with the new change in their tone, so are their fans.
Their new music is darker because it reflects what they, and their fans, are experiencing in day to day life. Taggart explains that their experiences play a lot into the music they make. He feels frustrated by watching their band become a caricature of what they really are. He observes young people every day stress over their popularity on Instagram and other social media sites. The kinds of stressorsto be liked, followed and popular is reflected in their new music.
Pall believes in pushing the envelope in the music industry. He claims the band has always held high standards for themselves in making new and exciting changes in their music. Pall appreciates their new direction; they’re motivated by their craft, making the shows dynamic, creating great sound and making solid connections with their collaborations. They want to compose new music because that’s part of the magic, it’s constantly evolving to explore new ideas, concepts and styles. The Chainsmokers want their audience to relate and resonate with their music. So far the fans have been in agreement. Pushing the envelope and changing it up can be risky, but the rewards are well worth it.
Advice for makeup lovers as well as fellow women who think they are not beautiful, listen up. Doe Deere has made it perfectly clear that beauty is not simply what you look like in your natural form or all done up with the current trend but simply what looks best, feels best and what you are most confident in. If you look in the mirror and think to yourself, “I am beautiful in this shade of eye shadow, lip gloss or eyeliner” then you love yourself no matter what your in. If not, you have yet to learn what beautiful is all apart.
Doe Deere was born in Russia however lived her life in both Russia and New York City. At the moment, Doe is residing in California with her husband and three cats. She has been widely known for her makeup line, Lime Crime. She is the founder of the company as well as the creator to the makeup line. The line of makeup on storyexchange.com is well known by people for being whimsical as well as being creative. The unicorns on the package is what sets it apart from most other brands of makeup. You can purchase nail polish, eye shadow and mascara from Lime Crime.
Doe Deere has been declared as an inspiration to fellow women and those who want to standout against all the other women. She has showed that being comfortable in your own skin is what is best for you no matter what others might say or what others might think. She has proven that you can excel if you simply put your mind to it and go for it.
During the time that she spent in her high school, she was simply a plain Jane. She would walk the halls with fellow classmates and not receive a second look. She simply fit in and was quite average. She simply would not put forth the effort to stand out because she simply believed that she was average and therefore didn’t waste anytime trying to be anything more than average. She was wrong for every thinking that and prom night changed her whole life around.
On the night of her prom, she got ready like most other girls did. She got out her dress, a vintage dress purchased at the local thrift store and allowed her mother to do her hair. A dream that all mothers hope to share in with their daughters. Her mother had a friend who was a makeup artist who owed her a favor. She cashed in on that favor to have her daughter dolled up for her prom night. With her makeup done, hair done, vintage dress on and some sparkle from jewelry, she headed out to her prom.
Doe would then take most of the evening to enjoy all the new found attention she would be receiving. Boys would take a second look and most would just stare away. The girls would be awestruck by the transformation and got quite jealous of her new look. She enjoyed all the attention she was receiving and even went as far as posing for various photographs throughout the evening. When the night was over and had come to an end, she would head home to find a green tube of mascara. This was the very beginning of what people would now know as being Lime Crime.