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.

 

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Hussain Sajwani Makes the Right Decisions

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January 24, 2018

When Hussain Sajwani was a boy growing up in Dubai, he worked very long hours in the family business. His father owned a variety shop that sold Chinese imports, consumer items, and office supplies, and Hussain spent lots of hours after school in the shop. Learn more about Damac Owner: https://www.instagram.com/hussainsajwani/ and http://relationshipscience.com/hussain-ali-habib-sajwani-p3928145

He told his father that he doubted if he would ever be self-employed as the hours were just too unreasonable. He thought that getting a degree and becoming a professional would be better because he would be able to work normal hours.

He did get degrees in engineering and economics from the University of Washington and then returned home to work in the Abu Dhabi Gas industry for a couple of years. Soon, however, he followed an opportunity of his own. Read more: The Rise and Rice of Damac and Hussain Sajwani | Instagram

He formed a catering company that sold food to the US Military during the Gulf War. This venture was a great success and the company still is in business.

In 2002, Hussain formed DAMAC Properties, a real estate development company. The UAE had just declared that the restrictions on foreign nationals moving to the country had been lifted, so Sajwani correctly predicted that there would be a real estate boom because of this.

Sajwani was very adept at promotion and marketing and he lost no time in getting started. His DAMAC name was soon all over the territory and people began to take notice. One of his favorite ads read: “A Bently With Each Apartment.” Of course, that certainly got people’s attention and it was very effective. The very first project was completely sold out before any construction had been started.

Sajwani has some very conservative business principles that were instrumental in making the Hussain Sajwani family very secure and wealthy. First of all, he always paid cash for his land. That way there could be no foreclosure.

He financed very little if any of the rest of the projects. This allowed strict control of funds. Separate accounting and bank accounts were allocated to each project so that there is never any co-mingling of funds.

In this way, the DAMAC owner has been able to control the growth and stability of projects from their very inception to their completion.