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Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart- pushing the boundaries as the Chainsmokers.

Music duo The Chainsmokers- composed of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart- began as DJs but have pushed themselves past that label and are now becoming a musical force.

 

Both began DJing while young and getting some shows in the New York City area. Initially they were introduced by a mutual friend and Pall’s manager and had an instant rapport. Taggart moved from his native Maine to New York and they began making music immediately. They share both a musical sense as well as a drive to keep pushing themselves forward musically.

 

Having willfully stepped outside of “traditional” DJing and branching into other genres the duo have kept in step with each other creatively. Pall speaks repeatedly about their process together, how they conceptualize songs and even whole albums before beginning any sort of planning process. They discuss ideas and themes together to see if they are in sync and if there really is enough feeling and meaning to them to make it into material.

 

They also share a desire to explore more meaningful content than what most would expect from a dance or electronic DJ duo. Taggart describes some at the time unreleased songs the duo has written as crossing several lines, between “indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.” Both talk about how their hits at the time of the interview (May 2016) were actually music they had made a couple of years ago. The process of holding on to newer songs while the public has time to work through their current material has left them with a lengthy back catalog of unreleased material.

Much time at the end of the interview is given over to their live shows and the other ways they have broken some of the norms for DJs. They discuss working with singer Halsey as a dream and describe how they decided to have Taggart perform vocals on a song. They compare these events and an ever changing live show as a way for them to embrace their role as not only DJs but as musicians and how doing so helps them attract a broad audience of multiple age groups.

 

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers

Hair Hacks That Make Life Much Simpler and Stylish

 

Doing our hair is something that can take a lot of time in order to make sure it looks good. Often times, we spend so much time on it because we don’t know that there are ways to cut the amount of time in half. Luckily, beauty blogger Wengie has some hacks on how to quickly do hair and make it look cute!

 

In Wengie’s hair hack video, she teaches us a super easy way to curl hair! Using a curling iron takes a lot of time and patience. We have to wait till the iron heats up and then curl each individual strand. Curling irons are also big and bulky to carry around. There’s an easy way. According to Wengie, it’s easy to curl hair with a utensil! Simply heat up a utensil such as a fork with a hair dryer until it’s warm and then wave hair around it. The bigger and rounder the utensil, the bigger the curls.

 

A quick and easy way to add some pizzazz to hair is by adding a small braid. Sometimes though, it’s hard to find a small clear elastic. Rubber bands and pony tail holders look stupid. Luckily, Wengie has found an easy way. She teaches us that just a simple bobby pin can keep the braid in place. Simply stick the bobby pin vertically up through the braid using the rounded end to stop it from coming undone. It’s easy to hide the bobby pin by wrapping the hair at the bottom around it! It looks like hair is magically being held in place.

 

Wengie also teaches us how to hide our regrowth line or roots! The first way is by using a cute headband that can be placed over the roots. The second way is by parting hair in a zigzag. This gets rid of the roots and it actually makes hair look like it has an ombre effect.

 

Finally Wengie teaches us a way to save on time. If we’re running behind and still need to do hair and makeup, there’s an easy way to do both. Pop the hair dryer into drawer to hold up so that you can do makeup at the same time.