The Chainsmokers Seem To Be Taking Over EDM In 2018

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.

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Lawrence Bender Love on Films

Lawrence Bender has to be one of the greatest film producers of our time. He has created wonderful works of art in Inglorious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting. A lot of these films have won awards because of how good they were produced. In this article, I’m going to be going over Lawrence Bender’s bio, how he got his start in film and also my favorite movie produced by him.

Lawrence Bender grew up in The Bronx, New York City, New York to a Jewish family. Growing up, he was never really all that interested in the arts. In high school, he was interested in becoming a civil engineer. Some of the reasons why were because his grandpa was a civil engineer and that it had good jobs in that field. So, Lawrence Bender enrolled at the University of Maine to pursue a degree in civil engineering. He graduated in 1979.

After college, Lawrence Bender started to dive into the arts. It was his dream to become a professional dancer but an injury permanently sidelined him. This injury is what lead Bender to his second love, film production.

Even though I have heard that Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Basterds are great films, I haven’t seen either one. However, I did see Good Will Hunting and that was amazing. In the movie, protagonist Will Hunting grows up as an orphan. He doesn’t really have a lot and faces many challenges growing up, abuse being the main one. He works the late shift as a janitor at MIT. One night while on his shift, he solves a very difficult problem that receives notice from faculty and students alike. One night, the professor who wrote the problem in the hallway tracks down Hunting. That professor eventually becomes Hunting’s mentor. He leads Hunting through the challenges he faces in his life with both his girlfriend and with life in general. All in all, I like the movie because of the challenges in it. However, the movie has a good ending when Will Hunting flies out to Stanford to meet his girlfriend, Skylar.

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