It’s hard to believe that the producer/DJ duo of the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have been the in spotlight for only a couple of years. They’ve made quite a name for themselves during that time with several of their hits, including “Roses”, “Something Just Like This”, and “Bad Blood”. Ever since their debut two years ago, they have been under enormous pressurefor them to keep re-inventing themselves and churn out at least six new tunes to keep up with EDM and the Top 40. Fortunately, it was something that Pall and Taggart could pull off quite easily. They recently launched a new single called “Sick Boy”.
Taggart remarked that by the time “Sick Boy” came along, they had gone nine months without producing a new one, which is very unusual for them. He and Pall prefer to stay extremely current with the music that they crank out. Taggart also stated that he and Pall prefer to act as reflective voices of their generation and that they made “Sick Boy” darker because they feel that that’s the current overall mood of greater society.
However, Taggart also stated that “Sick Boy” is a result of him and Pall feeling frustrated over the fact that most of their fans don’t really get to know them except through the work that they do. He said that “Sick Boy” also acts as thevoice of the frustration that he and Pall couldn’t easily describe.
When the Chainsmokers started out in 2012, it originally consisted of former DJ Rhett Bixler and Pall. However, when the Chainsmokers was reformed with EDM under Adam Alpert’s management, Pall was introduced to a Syracuse University student and intern at Interscope Records, Drew Taggart. By that time, Taggart had been experimenting with producing songs on SoundCloud. When Bixler decided to leave, Taggart took his place and left Maine to stay in New York City. From there, they experimented with remixes of indie bands and their first major collaboration was with recording artist Priyanka Chopra on their single, “Erase”. The duo has been going pretty much nonstop ever since.
Sick Boy is a song that is about the division and current mental health issues that is taking place withinAmerican society. The song was released by The Chainsmokers in January of 2018 and it represents the latest chapter of music in duo’s career. In case you didn’t know, the Chainsmokers is a group that emerged from New York City in 2012. The group consists of Alex Paul and Andrew Taggart. They met each other in NYC shortly before their first single release called Erase.
Normally, Paul and Taggart would make music that reflected American life and their personal experiences. Their first wave of single releases was about love, romance and the fun part of American society. Songs such as Selfie, Good Intentions and Roses reflected the era of love and fun that many people enjoyed a few years ago.
Their biggest hits included the songs Closer, Don’t Let Me Down, Paris and Something Just Like This spoke of love, finding love, rebellious love, romance, sex and having a good time. Alex Paul of the Chainsmokers revealed that the group decided to take their music in another directionin 2018. One of the reasons why they decided to make their music so dark has to do with people and their current outlook on life.
The United States is rife with mass shootings, mental health issues, division and lots of uncertainty. People are fearful, and they’re scared. Even if they enjoy love, romance and partying; they still have to deal with the negative sides of modern life. The Chainsmokers want to tap into this reality. They did not want to continue going in the same direction because they also felt that too many other groups were doing the same thing. Ultimately, Sick Boy is the group’s latest musical voyage into a new sound that is darker and more uncertain. This song truly is a reflection ofmodern society.
The Chainsmokers have released their new track known as “Closer“, which features Halsey. Unlike the past singles that the Chainsmokers have created, this new single feature singing from Andrew Taggart. This sounds like common place, but it is new for the pair, as they often rely on songwriters and vocalists to add to their songs.
Alex Pall was a DJ when he was growing up, as his hobby. In New York City, Alex was really a part time DJ who enjoyed the music. One day Alex was at an art gallery and he realized that dance music was taking up a lot of his time. Alex had a manager that introduced him to Andrew, and that’s how he began to work with Andrew.
Andrew Taggart was in college before he met Alex, and that is when he started to become interested in being a DJ. Electronic music is what drove Andrew to be successful at his craft. Although he was mocked by his peers for wearing v-necks and listening to dance music when first in college, everyone started to watch Avicii by the time Andrew was out of college. View Additional Info Here.
The two clicked and started by talking about what type of music that they were interested in and listened to while growing up. Both knew what was working in the industry at the time, as well as what was not working. (Read more about Pall on Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)
Being a DJ duo in the electronic genre is similar to other genres in the sense that there are those that will try to produce similar content to what you are producing, and that will make it more difficult to get noticed. The Chainsmokers got noticed by working with a wide variety of sounds and styes and implementing those into their music.
The Chainsmokers is proud of transforming the way DJing is done by playing and performing their music live. The quality of their music makes it easy to sell out tickets around the globe.
There are many Michael Jackson impersonators out there, but not all of them take their jobs quite so seriously as Sergio Cortes does. This man has been dedicated to what he is doing since he first started out trying to imitate the singer. He has always given the job of impersonating the singer his best work, and he has been able to become a great impersonator because of that. People see him and the way that he looks and acts and they immediately think Michael Jackson. They immediately know who he is impersonating, and they come to have a good amount of respect for Sergio Cortes because of how hard he has worked to become the man.
Sergio Cortes loved Michael Jackson since he was a child, and his love for the singer has only grown over the years. He is happy to be able to impersonate the man and carry on the legend that he was. He is happy to be able to look and act just like him, and he has taken quite a bit of time to become the way that he is. He took a lot of time to practice and learn and grow into Michael Jackson, and now people see him as being one of the best Michael Jackson impersonators out there, if not the best one. Sergio Cortes deserves the title of the best Michael Jackson impersonator. He deserves to be recognized for the work that he has put into becoming the man.
He has put long hours into perfecting his moves and his look, and he is doing the singer an honor through all that he does. He is showing a great deal of respect toward the man, and many people have come to love Michael Jackson all the more through the things that Sergio Cortes has done. They see this impersonator and they remember why they have always loved Michael Jackson so much. Sergio Cortes is an ambitious man who has gladly taken on the life of an ambitious singer, and he should be recognized for what he has done in that.
On the 25th of June 2009, the world of pop suffered its greatest loss; the death of a superstar, Michael Jackson. Millions of fans around the world felt saddened by the news of Michael’s death, and all most could hope for was a chance to see Michael perform on stage again. To most of his fans, their dream to see Michael again was nothing more than a wish because of his extraordinary uniqueness. However, one impersonator, Sergio Cortes, made Michael’s fans have their dreams come true.
Sergio Cortes’ ability to mimic Michael Jackson leaves many believing that Michael Jackson is back to life. He is considered the best of Michael Jackson impersonators of all time. He impresses the fans with the richness of detail in the way he sings and dances just like his subject. Sergio’s striking physical and vocal resemblance to Michael has led to his fans referring to him as Michael Jackson’s twin brother.
Sergio, a Spanish national born in July 1971, first knew about Michael when he was a child and heard his mother talking about the Jackson 5. Since then, he spent a lot of his time watching television shows that featured the Jackson 5 and paid keen attention to the band’s lead singer, Michael Jackson. By the time Sergio was in his teen years, he had grown the hair, began to dress like, and even spoke like Michael. At the time, Sergio came across a reporter who asked him to take some pictures portrayed as Michael Jackson. The photos taken by the reporter when published became so popular that Sergio began getting several job offers to work as an impersonator.
Currently, Sergio is a client of Destiny Projects, a company that manages and develops artistic talent. He has had a fruitful career and has performed on many successful concerts. The most notable of Sergio’s concerts include his 2012 tribute to Michael Jackson in Madrid and his ‘Human Nature’ Live Shows in Italy.
Sergio is loved by millions of fans because he continues the legacy of Michael. Off the stage, Sergio’s life is more reclusive and less dramatic. He lives alone and refuses to share with the world personal matters like his relationship status. Although he has only a handful of close friends, Sergio has an immense following on Twitter and Facebook. When Sergio gets a chance, he takes some time to connect with his fans on the social networking platforms.
Brian Mulligan, a graduate of both Yale University and Julliard School, and a prolific baritone opera singer, recently starred as the title role in San Francisco’s first operatic version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “As an artist,” says Mulligan “its the kind of role you long for.” The production premiered this September, but Mulligan is not new to the stage. The singer has cultivated years of experience, which prepared him to give such an “extraordinary” lead performance.
In 2003, when Mulligan was still a student at Julliard School, he was selected for his first role at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in a performance of Die Frau ohne Schatten. Since then, he has performed in some of the most influential opera houses in the world in places such as Germany, England, Japan, and Canada. He has also performed in the United States, most notably at the legendary San Francisco Opera in productions of Nixon in China and The Trojans. Mulligan’s interpretations have gained him critical acclaim, and due to his dual citizenship with the US and Ireland, he was also recently named one of the top Irish Americans in Irish America Magazine.
In regard to his success as a performer, Mulligan says, “Every artist is unique. Regardless of talent, you will experience rejection. As long as you are realistic and know who you are as a singer, on stage, there is a path for you. People still want to hear Lucia di Lammermoor after all these years, because there are different voices, different ideas.”
For the foreseeable future, it looks like Mulligan’s success will continue as he has ten upcoming roles booked for the next 16 months. In October, Mulligan will sing at the San Francisco Opera again, resurrecting a role he played previously in Chicago and Canada – Enrico in Donizetti’s opera. Again in December, he will play the lead in their production of “The Fall of the House of Usher,” which offers two interpretations of Edgar Allen Poe’s famed gothic tale – Gordon Getty’s “Usher House” and Debussy’s “La Chute de la Maison Usher”.
Nina Simone seems to be music’s long lost founder. Her music integrated white and black people during the 1950’s. When she sang, she demanded the attention of the entire audience. Today, there is a revival pattern going on with the mainstream trends. Movies are remaking old movies and beloved comic books, while many musicians are covering famous oldies. However, no one has yet to pick up on the classic music from Simone. That is, until now.
Lauryn Hill from the Fugees, Mary J Blige and Common have joined forces to pay a much needed tribute to Simone, which makes it pleases Jaime Garcia Dias and other fans. Hill is covering Simone’s most popular song, Feeling Good, and she kills it. Hill describes listening to Simone’s music, and other artists like her, as consuming a food. As if Simone’s music was necessary for her very life’s being. Simone died in 2003, and Netflix is pushing to put her life on film so that everyone can appreciate her once again. Start looking for “What Happened, Miss Simone?” on Netflix as early as July 10th.
Janet Jackson, the sister of Michael Jackson, has been in hiatus for 7 years. Janet has done some movies in the past, and they were with Tyler Perry, but Janet has almost been in hiding for a while. Janet got married to a billionaire overseas and since then, she has rarely been glimpsed. Janet Jackson. Anytime Janet made a public appearance, cameras were there to snap her and she looked beautiful. After being out of the music business for 7 years, Janet claims she’s coming back with new music, and she’s going on a world tour.
Many wonder what her husband will feel about it as he’s a Muslim, and many feel that he has Janet under his control. Although few really know her husband personally, confirmed Jason Halpern, the fact that Janet walks around in pants instead of traditional Muslim garb, means it’s unlikely that he’s really is not controlling her. Janet may be tired of the public eye, and maybe she just wanted free time to herself and with her husband.
Janet has been overseas for some time now, and she no longer resides in the United States. Although Janet has family in the USA, she opted to live with her husband overseas. Many are anxious to see Janet get back into her natural habitat, which is singing, touring, and maybe even some acting. Janet officially became a billionaire over the past couple years, so she’s obviously not hurting for money, but many would love to see her get back on stage.
Whether you’re a HBO junkie, an avid movie-goer, or simply a Lady Gaga crazed fan, pop culture seems to constantly infiltrate our lives. While the ideas that pop culture sends us may seem awesome at the time, do these theories and states of mind really last upon us or is pop culture just a bunch of fads?
Pop culture is basically a set of ideas that expose human habits and culture in general in an entertaining way reports researcher Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG. Once these ideas are put out into the stratosphere, Pop culture spreads like wildfire. Sites like YouTube are a great example as viral videos gain millions of views within days and you’ll hear token phrases on the street in no time. While much of the content that is released everyday can be negative, the ultimate affect on the user is up to the user themselves. So does social media affect us for the long term?
Not for the long haul, most people say. Take for example sayings and popular characters from the 80’s. Do you constantly refer to these anymore? While referring to the past can be fun and reflective, people don’t place too much importance on pop culture. After all, you are your own person. Maybe certain media did influence the way you saw things at a certain point, but by putting pop culture on a pedestal you would be giving it control over your life.
While pop culture can be intoxicating at times, its focus is really on creating a testament to a certain point in time. Seasons change and so do people, so don’t invest too much thought in the pop culture fads that surround you. There’ll be plenty more in the future.
Kanye West has proven himself to be a polarizing figure in recent days as his latest appearance on the Grammys stage came during the acceptance speech about to be given by Beck after winning the best album award. The people at CipherCloud have heard that West has used an interview with Ryan Seacrest to defend his actions and provide an insight into the reasons behind his latest decision to crash the Grammys stage, Pitchfork reports.
The rapper and Adidas show designer claimed during the interview the voices in his head told him to join Beck on the Grammys stage, but also stated he managed to control himself and did not take the microphone as he respected Beck to much as an artist to take away from his speech time. West went on to explain he did not make himself clear in a post Grammys interview where he claimed Beyonce should have won the best album award and the choice of Beck showed a lack of respect for true artistry. Backtracking on his comments, Kanye said he is a fan of Beck and sees him as one of the nicest and most talented people in popular music.
During the interview, West also revealed Taylor Swift had given him support after he left the Grammys stage, before he announced the pair would soon collaborate on new music.