Chain Smokers: A New Beginning

When it comes to topping the charts with multiple hits, few artists can attest to achieving this amazing feat. In general, music is in a different place thanks to social media. Retail stores that once sold compact discs, albums and tapes are no longer the “top dog” for selling music. We are living in some of the most technologically advanced times, and the digital age has made it much more easy to receive an abundance of music. The Chainsmokers personifies this notion brilliantly. This phenomenal DJ and production duo has had hit after hit since the band’s formation in 2012. The two members of the band are Alex Pall and Drew Taggart. They’ve acquired massive hits over a two-year span with songs like “Roses” and “Paris.”

The Chainsmokers are known for their eclectic sense of style. The band’s music can’t be boxed into one category as it pulls from multiple genres like hip hop, indie and pop. Since being classified as a EDM-pop duo, the Chainsmokers has been blazing the charts ever since they released the 2014 hit “Selfie.” After this mega-song was released, the duo unloaded with a borage of other hit songs like “Closer.” Racking-up the awards has been another benefit for making such good music. The duo’s first top-five single, “Don’t let Me Down,” won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording. The Chainsmokers are known for their carefree type of dance tracks, but today is a new day. The duo has revamped its style by giving their music a darker tone. The duo’s new single, “Sick Boy,” has ushered in a new style of music. “This track is a reflection to what’s going on in society,” said Taggart.

The song’s vibe is definitely darker, but it works for the duo as they’ve become somewhat of a caricature. A bit of frustration and anger can be felt in this new music thanks to the opinions of a few. All in all, it looks like the Chainsmokers will surely have another hit and this new style of music shows their range as true artists.

Alex Pall’s Story of How the Chainsmokers Became Who They Are

As with most great stories, the Chainsmoker’s journey starts with humble beginnings. Alex Pall DJed around New York City as a hobby. DJing was work that he was highly passionate about. It consumed his life and eventually it lead to him quitting his job and focusing on it as his main source of income. Shortly after, he met his fellow bandmate, Andrew Taggart, who moved from Maine to LA to form the duo we know today.

Pall and Taggart clicked instantly, sharing the same vision and values. They both loved music and they both wanted to create their identities as artists. For them, this meant making music that reflected who they were and relating to their listeners on an emotional level. To achieve this they knew they had to find a way to stand out from all the other EDM groups out there. So, the two worked day and night to reach the success they now have.

Of course, this task wasn’t easy and they had plenty of obstacles. One particular challenge Pall spoke of was establishing who they were as artists, especially among so many similar sounding EDM artists. On top of that, electronic dance music generally isn’t emotionally revealing. This is because EDM usually consists of lyric-less music with heavy synths and catchy beats that are intended to get you to dance and not think. These things make it easy for artists to hide behind their music.

Hiding behind their music was not something Pall and Taggart wanted; so, it made sense to begin having more songs with emotionally charged lyrics and eventually singing some of their own songs. To ensure sure they stayed authentic, the duo constantly asked each other how they felt. They pushed each other to do and be more and this mindset was reflected in the evolution of their music, which has crossed over into other genres.

Pall stated that currently, the Chainsmokers are really excited about touring and they have no intentions of slowing down.

Desiree (Dez) Perez involvement with ROC Nation

Desiree Perez is a business associate of popular rapper Jay Z. Popularly known in short as Dez Perez, she has worked with Jay Z for more than twenty years. Her biggest responsibility has been running SC enterprises. This is an enterprise that she has run for quite long and has been able to succeed tremendously in the music industry. Desiree Perez has shown commendable fitness in being able to run this business. She has good capability in crunching numbers and is a renowned tough negotiator. In one of the articles, he is described to be so tough that not even Cookie of the TV show Empire would match her.

Dez Perez is an executive member of the collective that runs the operations of Roc Nation. She mainly deals with management publishing  labeling operations. Through her efforts at Roc Nation, she has been able to help many artists. Des Perez has done a great job at Roc Nation. She has helped the business grow and has been able to inspire so many artists who depend on her for their music production and marketing. Des Perez is a fierce manager who does not let anyone stand on his journey to success. Her time and experience in the music industry make her a great business manager in the music industry.

Jay Z, who is one of the musicians in the world is deeply involved in the business aspect of the music industry, have been trying out multimillion-dollar projects. Desiree Perez has been the person placed in a position to ensure that all these projects succeed. Her working relationship with Jay Z has been remarkable. Desiree Perez has been the driving force behind Jay Z success in the music industry. She has been able to run the business side of the Roc Nation as Jay Z handles music production entertainment.