Chainsmokers: How they make their sound

The “Chainsmokers” a New York City E.D.M. DJ duo consisting of two friends Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, have just released a video clip of their latest single on network giant, Facebook. In the clip we get to see firsthand some of the thought and creativity that went into making their latest hit a chart topper. Though it is only a portion of the comprehensive video they plan to release, we are still able to sneak a peak at their production process and what goes into making a hit!

 

The video begins with a shot of Taggart playing a few chords or notes with deep undertones on a large synthesizer and quickly switches over to Pall playing the rhythm on his Grand piano. After he plays a few chords it then jumps to Taggart where we also get to see just how they achieve their desired effect when Taggart records a sound clip on his phone and then shows the viewers how he tweaks the sound to work with the music using a music software.

 

They use a unique blend of recorded soundbites, piano, and synths to achieve their desired effect and in the end, when we are panned out to the final shot of Taggart playing the finished product, we are treated to a shot of Taggart at his computer getting his groove on to the music the pair made.

The two are no strangers to success with Their Single, “Roses” going multiplatinum in several countries and being named number one on the Billboard top dance 100 in 2015 shot them all the way up to instant stardom. Pall even claimed that this one hit single was life-altering for them.

The DJ duo only see the sky being the limit and plan to continue making their music together as a team for some time to come. We can only hope that the Chainsmokers can keep pumping out the hits.

 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/05/28/the-chainsmokers-debut-album-is-now-the-third-longest-running-no-1-on-the-dance-chart/#95bf4069c7a3

The Greyhound Diaries and Doug Levitt the Man Behind its Popularity and Success

D3
June 11, 2017

To find their true passions and to discover who they truly are, many artists often chose to do things differently. The unique ways of doing things assist them in finding their true feelings, thoughts, but significantly it enables them to have a better artistic expression of what lie within them. Similarly, Doug Levitt who is a songwriter and singer chose a different path to discover his real identity through the Greyhound Diaries.To reconnect with the traditional American society, he embarked on an epic journey by traveling by the greyhound.

As a means of trying to reach deep within himself, he persisted on the same road of the trip, and this eventual culminated into a representation of himself through the work of art. The journey he undertook gave him a picture of what he was, and the thousands of miles he covered have been captured in different songs, and writings most of which have received international recognition everywhere in the world.As a young person, he traveled extensively all over the world, and he lived in many foreign places. The extent of the tours and the different peoples and cultures he came across enabled him to develop a composite picture of the American society.

Back home in America, he felt the need to review his country’s culture afresh by looking at the more traditional ways of the society rather than focusing on, the brighter and great side. To achieve the objective, he decided the Greyhound buses as his mode of transport because it was the best way to come face to face with the poor and the underprivileged. Most ordinary Americans who lead simple lives can be seen through travel by the Greyhound.In all the performances that Doug Levitt is involved all over the country are based on the travel experiences he had. He loves sharing songs, pictures, mementos, and other artifacts that he gathered in the course of traveling. He hopes to turn the Grey Hound Diaries into a series on the web that he hopes will capture the attention of many people. Learn more.