ChainSmokers: An Innovative Band in Music Industry

ChainSmokers were in attendance of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards that was held at Madison Square Garden early this year in New York City. The last hit song called “Somebody” drew a lot of attention from the fans. According to the band, ChainSmokers, the song contains pitched up vocal and modular synth samples. They have taken their precious time to reveal to the audience everything about that hit song. They had released a video earlier on Facebook. Chain Smokers is a band comprised of a duo, Alex Pall, and Drew Taggart. They have promised the audience a more detailed tutorial but have taken time to give a taste of what went on during the composition.

 

The first fact revealed is that the vocal part was originally recorded for another song. That is why there is pitch change within the hit. They have released a video with an intensive tutorial incorporating the synths to Ableton and piano. In the same news, the able ASCAP named Drew Taggart as a Co-Winner of the Songwriter of the Year. They have produced several songs that have become hit songs and favorites of many fans. Some may not have had a deep thought and look at who the band is.

 

ChainSmokers is a duo of an American DJ and super producer. The duo has successfully gathered a lot of fame throughout their performances. They have produced a number of songs that have become favorite hits and won awards for the same. Going back to the drawing board, ChainSmokers originally consisted of Pall and Bixler. It was later reformed in 2012 through the direction of Alpert Adam in New York City. Alpert introduced Pall, a growing Dj then, to Taggart. Alex was a student at New York University studying music business and history. At that time, Taggart was attending Syracuse and later became an intern at Interscope Records shortly before they met. They formed the duo and began doing exploits in their musical journey. They have performed so many live shows and performances and had tremendous breakthroughs. They have a list of nominations and awards from their engagements in the dance music industry.

 

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Doug Levitt Take A Bus Ride To Success

The musician and writer Doug Levitt recently launched his own YouTube channel to broadcast his own work as a musician, writer, and photographer that has taken him across the country riding the bus with those we rarely see living among us. The center of the U.S. has often been the main area of interest for Levitt as he rides a seemingly never ending bus journey that has so fare reached over 120,000 miles, during which time he has been speaking with those who have little option but to ride the bus to record their stories in his “The Greyhound Diaries” project.

Doug Levitt has made it clear he has been heavily influenced by the WPA recordings that were created in the 1930s by artists who brought their skills to the problems facing the people of the U.S. during “The Great Depression”. Doug Levitt understands that riding the bus is something that is only done by those who have little economic option or live in an economically disadvantaged area without access to air travel. “The Greyhound Diaries” has seen Levitt take on the role of musician, photographer, and writer as he has released music, written a book, and developed a stage show that takes him to some of the most iconic arenas in the country.

Doug Levitt does not believe his only role is that of entertainer, but also feels his work should have an impact on the lives of those in economically disadvantaged areas of the U.S.; among the shows Doug Levitt has completed in his long bus ride across the U.S. are those he regularly performs for homeless shelters in the cities he travels to; in his work as a philanthropist, Doug Levitt has become a major influence on many discussions about homelessness and the widening gap between the poor and the richest in the U.S.Doug Levitt was working for the Presidential election campaign of Democrat John Kerry when he used the bus to drive up support for the Kerry campaign and was given the inspiration to begin “The Greyhound Diaries”.