Covering all types of pop The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers have been one of the fastest growing music groups in the world. Their traditional EDM songs have branched out into all kinds of popular pop songs, getting features such as Halsey, Daya and Coldplay. Most recently the band has decided to branch into a darker theme of pop music. There new song ‘sick boy’ shows the stress of the modern pop star. The Chainsmoker duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart warn us the frustration of becoming a “caricature” of your own self. In the modern age social media fame leads to people becoming too big to control their image, and what people think and say about them. The Chainsmokers have had a crazy ride for a musical duo which started in 2012. Originally an EDM DJ duo comprised under the management of Adam Alpert who introduced the two. Things really began to pick up in 2014 with the bands release of the song “#Selfie” which was a top 20 single in several countries.

This smash hit started the momentum which has launched them to the top of the pop world. On top of producing several billboard charting hits such as “Don’t let me down”, “Closer” and “Something just like that”, the duo has been ranked among the best DJs in the world.

All this success has set The Chainsmokers apart, in just six years they have managed to rise from being local DJs to being some of the worlds most successful pop stars. Branching into several types of music has allowed the band to grow a large and diverse fan base. Despite all the success the duo is still clearly on the rise, having only been in the pop scene for 4 years, there is definitely still room to grow. This pop duo has just begun to realize there size in the pop world, and the down sides that come with it are outlined in their new smash hit.

The Chainsmokers Say Darker Songs are Their New Sound

The Chainsmokers, made up of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, released a new song to celebrate 2018 called “Sick Boy.” The song, Taggart and Pall say, is their darkest song to date. Previously, The Chainsmokers released upbeat dance music with socially aware lyrics.

Since they signed a contract with a joint venture label between Sony and Columbia, they have released a wide range of songs that have seen success on the billboard charts. Their success began with the song “Roses” and hasn’t let up since. Other billboard hits of the Chainsmokers include “Don’t Let me Down,” “Closer,” “All We Know,””Paris,” and “The One.” The Chainsmokers have worked with a long list of artist like, Coldplay, Phoebe Ryan, Halsey, and Emily Warren.

In an interview when The Chainsmokers were asked whether we could expect more darker toned songs like “Sick Boy,” and Taggart responded “We’re going to keep them coming.”

Taggart says the song is made up of frustration and anger. “Sick Boy” is a result of the darker tones of American society, The Chainsmokers claim.

Whether or not this means that their second studio album will consist of songs like “Sick Boy” or not still remains up in the air. “Music moves so fast now,” Taggart explained “The sound we were making before, I’ve heard it a bunch by now. We want to do something different.”

Taggart was not exaggerating when he said that their music moves fast. When the group first began, they only made the music side of their songs. They had popular artists featured on their songs to provide the vocals. That changed when Taggart hopped on “Closer,” along side Halsey, he provided the vocals for the smash hit. The Chainsmokers still feature prominent pop artists, all the while making each one of their songs sound different from the last.

Desiree Perez Does Amazing Things with Tidal

Jay-Z has always been the person that was on the next level in his rap career. He was someone that brought producers like Just Blaze to the scene before anyone knew who this was. Jay-Z would also the person that would brought Kanye West to the frontline before he became popular. In other words, Jay-Z has always been a couple of steps ahead of the competition. In the music streaming industry, however, Jay-Z has been behind. He has a lot of catching up to do. He is not worried about this though because he has Desiree Perez by side, and she is making sure that is Tidal is growing.  Check this

In order for Jay-Z to gain a leg up in the music streaming industry he had to be innovative in the same way that he was with his music career. He made a conscious decision to step out on a limb with Desiree Perez and build a music streaming service that provided people with live Tidal X concerts and other things like high fidelity music. He chose to emphasize these type of concepts because it was not being done by anyone else, and he wanted to have a competitive edge on the competition.

When people consider all the other music streaming apps out there that look so much alike it would only make sense for Jay-Z to try something different. Desiree Perez is definitely something different from what the mainstream music streaming c have. Most of these companies just do not have a street-smart executive in place to negotiate Deals. They don’t have the person in place that has the type of ability to discuss deals the way that Perez does. This may be the thing that helps Jay-Z move from the back of the line to the front with Tidal.

Ms. Martinez Luque and Her Efforts to Change the world through Art

Norka Martinez Luque was born in 1986 in Caracas, Venezuela. Her parents sent her abroad soon after she graduated from high school in her hometown. She resided in France for four years while pursuing a business course. School work did not deter her from pursuing her musical dream. She eventually joined a musical group known as Bad Moon Rising.

Ms. Martinez relocated to Monaco soon after she graduated from the French business school. Her primary intention of moving to Monaco was to look for a business related job. She landed a job in the banking sector of Monaco. Unfortunately, she quit the job soon after realizing that a business career did not work for her.

She moved to the U.S and settled in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She immediately got down to business and started performing in nightclubs in the Miami area. Her movements in this region enabled her to meet the renowned Latino producer, Emilio Estefan Jr. He gained a special interest in her work soon after he listened to samples of her music.

Emilio Estefan coached her, and soon they released her first album. The first single off this album was released in 2011. It was known as “As You Do It.” This track became a success and was acknowledged in the Latin Music Awards, Premios Lo Nuestro Awards.

Unfortunately, in 2007, medical professionals diagnosed Norka Luque with epilepsy, a condition of the central nervous system. In 2014, her condition took a turn for the worse.

Despite all the setbacks, Norka Luque is a strong woman and is now staging a major comeback. Her latest single dubbed “Tomorrowland” was produced by none other than the Panamanian-Canadian Tropical Urban singer/songwriter Fito Blanko.

Ms. Martinez is inspired by other successful artists including George Michael, Sia, Enrique Iglesias, Jay-Z, Alesso, Beyonce, Bob Sinclair, Nirvana, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Aerosmith.

She is a strong follower of different music genres including R&B, Pop, dance, rap and alternative rock. Apart from music, Ms. Martinez also enjoys playing tennis and traveling. She also finds pleasure in other things such as food and love.

However, it is only a matter of time before her music spreads to the mainstream music community. Currently, most of her fans are from major Latino communities around the world. Follow her on Facebook if you would like to know more about her life and work.

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Take a Ride with the “Greyhound Diaries”

Musicians typically make music that reflects what they know or how they know how to feel. The Beatles got their career to super stardom by writing little pop rock songs about catchy phrases mainly about feelings of love or about their energetic “lad” experiences. Only after they had toured and used drugs extensively did they start to change their sound. Singer-songwriter Doug Levitt chose to travel first, experience new things, see different lives and then write his folk rock albums “Greyhound Diaries”.

The Greyhound Diaries” was the result of one hundred thousand miles traveled via Greyhound bus over a decades long time frame. “Greyhound Diaries” inspired Doug Levitt to create two albums, a show, writings, a photo series and a web series. The entire albums tells stories about what he saw, who he saw and who he heard speaking on the Greyhound buses. It tells of the dark side, the heartbreak and the hopefulness in utter hopelessness in the American countryside. Doug Levitt seems to have become fascinated by the stories of people across America and chose to write not of his own experiences, but to write about the experiences and struggle of everyday people.  The stories are sometimes relatable and other times too miserable to fathom. It may not be music that will be playing on the top pop songs radio station, but “Greyhound Diaries” is a strong folk/pop/rock album that deals with the reality of the American people that is entirely lacking glamour.

Doug Levitt at first glance does not seem exactly like the type of guy who would be the voice of everyday Americans. He grew up in Washington, D.C. and was the son of Carol Schwartz who was a member of the city council and was a mayor candidate at one point. He studied at Cornell University and at London School of Economics, where he earned a Master’s degree in International Relations. After obtaining his degree, Doug Levitt became a foreign correspondent for ABC, CNN and MSNBC.

The next step of Doug Levitt’s journey though, was to become a singer-songwriter. As odd as it might seem, Doug has stated that his choice was because of his interest in music and that his father’s suicide made him become more focused on art as a healthy form of expressing emotion.

Perhaps Doug’s work as a foreign correspondent made him more observant of the plight of those people around him. Maybe he just found the right way to portray American stories into songs, writings and photographs. Whatever the reason, Doug Levitt’s “Greyhound Diaries” is an excellent arrangement of music and story telling of what the reality of being an American really means.

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