The Chainsmokers music is arguably the best music brand in the world of EDM. They have given the world some of the best tunes and innovative music videos. To many fans, this approach was lacking prior to 2013. It is important to note that this impressive musical journey could have been impossible without two talented acts, Andrew, and the legendary Alex Pall. For less than a decade, the duo has made a name in this genre of music making fans all over the world, even to places traditionally perceived to be non-EDM locations. However, this broad fan base is a clear indication that Alex Pall and his band fellow are unique in their approach to product and writing music.
Alex Pall by all standards (in EDM) is a smart risk taker, and he has challenged some traditions in the world of EDM. For example, prior to the Chainsmokers, many creatives never wrote their songs. However, Pall and the group have been involved in each project. If they are collaborating with another creative, Pall confesses that they co-author the song. Involvement in the creation process has always given their song a certain level of consistency, which unfortunately lacks in many songs. Some of the songs they have successfully co-written include ‘closer’ and ‘Rosses.’ These songs have one thing in common. Apart from having some beautiful hooks, they have deep and classical lyrics. Combining a hook with some memorable lyrics is slowly becoming the new reality in this genre thanks to Alex Pall innovative mind.
Alex Pall, however, has one of the most inspiring journeys to the world of music. Although he points out that, he once worked in ‘regular job’ music was still his passion. The New York music scene and especially the EDM niche at the time he was growing up was still underdeveloped as it is today. However, his efforts and Andrew’s have already transformed the music scene to become a multi-billion industry. His was fortunate enough to have a manager who understood the music scene. Through this manager, Pall points out that working with Drew was not a farfetched reality.
Side Effects is the latest song that the Chainsmokers have released has defied fan expectations with funky disco vibes rather than their traditional EDM and dance sounds. Since the beginning of this year, the Chainsmokers have started producing a variety of new sounds, steering away from their time in the dance and hip-hop mix genres. According to recent interviews with the Chainsmokers, the biggest reason for this change in musical sound is to combat the influence of fame on their music.
The Chainsmokers are far from finished with their music careers and have promised there is much more to come for their audiences around the globe. While the Chainsmokers love the EDM genre and they know many of their fans will be disappointed they are changing their pace, they feel it is best for their careers to change things up. The Chainsmokers blew up faster than most other artists in the music industry, but that kind of fame came with a pressure to keep producing their sounds frequently under the same conditions, which becomes less enjoyable over time.
The Chainsmokers started on their musical journey’s to exercise their passion and bring their music to audiences around the country and today it has spread to the entire globe. In the future, the Chainsmokers have many things still in the works that have yet to come, but they want their fans to be prepared to hear new things. Starting in January 2018, the Chainsmokers have started changing up their musical style, focusing more on their music message rather than just the beat. Mostly, the Chainsmokers write their songs based on what they experience and observe on a regular basis out in the world.
Side Effects is a welcomed changed by the Chainsmokers fans, which are quickly becoming accustomed to the Chainsmokers new musical exploration. Many artists have done this in the past with great success, switching up their normal style to explore new ones. Whatever they are producing, the Chainsmokers are going to put more effort into creating relatable music that their fans can connect with.
He’s been at many of the best concerts of the past twenty years. Behind the scenes, he twists knobs and levers and literally pulls the strings. Clay Hutson, sound engineer and music producer has worked at the concerts of everyone from Garbage to Kid Rock. Hutson has recently struck out with his own company to manage, produce, and design the entire concert experience. He recently sat down with interviewers from thebrotalk.com to discuss his successes and some of his brightest ideas.
Establishing a World-Class Reputation
Reputation management has always been important Clay Hutson, and it hasn’t let him down. A large percentage of his jobs come from repeat business or referrals. These are some of his strategies:
- Be confident in your skills- Hutson credits his vast work experience with giving him the confidence to start his own company.
- Keep an eye on realities- When planning large, complicated sets and stunts, it’s easy to lose sight of simple practicalities like the sizes of the entrances. Keeping an eye on these things will ensure that a creative, but ultimately flawed, plan doesn’t sink an entire show.
- Be willing to work long and hard- This is pretty self-explanatory. When clients see a contractor going the extra mile, they are likely to want to work with that company again and tell their colleagues about their services.
- Check and Recheck- A single major flaw can compromise the safety of the performers and audience, as well as undo all the good that hard work and long hours have accomplished.
- Plan Thoroughly- Clay Hutson described himself sitting in a plane, on the way to a show, making sure that every element of the concert was covered, and every employee’s skills were used to advantage. This kind of planning has kept him successful throughout his career.
How To Put On A Good Show
During his interview, Hutson mentioned some ideas he had to make a concert special. He is aware of the latest technologies but added that sometimes the best shows are created when the artists are willing to put some of their own creativity into them.
Finally, he talked about appreciating natural talent rather than a teachable attitude. While attitude is essential, he says there is a level of skill that simply cannot be taught, and workers with that skill should be given some leeway. Learn more: https://www.ancestry.com/genealogy/records/clayton-hutson_148330893
For more of this exciting and informative interview, check out The Bro Talk’s website, here.