Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the Chainsmokers an American DJ/production duo. The two met through their manager who was then Alex’s manager. They immediately quit their jobs and settled in New York to focus on their dream and build a future around dance/electronic music. They have amassed so much honor in 2018 from releasing several top hits and obtaining numerous awards. The “Everybody hates me” hitmakers have hit the headlines after their march audio-only Track garnered 9 million views on Youtube in less than a month.
In the Billboard Music Awards that were held on Sunday, the duo paid tribute to the beloved Swedish DJ who had lost his life to Mental illness. They dedicated their award for the best dance/electronic act to him saying; they are where they are today because Avicii encouraged them to believe in themselves. He inspired them to be successful pop artists and they would miss him. Halsey, the star of the moment who collaborated with them on “Closer” and had accompanied encouraged the audience to watch out for their family and friends with Mental health issues, showing them love and supporting them the best way they know how to.
Tim Bergling, who was internationally known by his stage name, Avicii died on 20th April and his family revealed that he was mentally ill thus committing suicide. According to the president of Geffen Records, a label he worked with, his unreleased Tracks may be released. He is an Icon in the pop music industry and will be overwhelmingly missed by his fans and the EDM community in General.
The Chainsmokers are setting the bar high for other artists in the industry by having great visuals for their shows. In a recent show in Miami, the duo had an electrifying concert making all their fans happy. They performed both new songs and their commercial hits alongside electro mashups. Their handwork is paying off now that their efforts are being rewarded. In March this year, the iHeartRadio awards accorded them four awards marking it one of their high points this year. Now more than ever they are motivated to push through boundaries set by usual DJs.