In May of 2016 the Chainsmokers released a new single called “Closer” which featured artist Halsey. This collaboration is a step away from their traditional musical collaboration, adding a more personal approach to this particular track. This move was to try and establish the DJs as true artist as opposed to faceless beat generators. They want to evoke more emotion into their work which contradicts the rather sterile sounds of their genre. The duo met through their shared manager and started working together immediately. They were able to make their partnership work because they compliment each others’ strengths and weaknesses. They also share similar values and push each other to be better artists. They duo says their success really comes down to having a willingness to try something new to say relevant. It can be hard to build a unique identity as a DJ, so taking risks like this is important in building a personal brand.
Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers bought a 1930s house in the Hollywood Hills about 2 years ago. Since then, he as truly made the house his home with his eclectic sense of style and architecture. Pall was drawn in by the mix of classic and industrial architecture. He got professional help when it came time to decorate and furnish his new home. He chose to work with New York interior designer Peti Lau for this renovation project. Her specialty is blending styles that are not usually paired together. She enjoyed working in a space that already was a blend of 2 unique architecture styles. It made her job more easy and also more fun. The finished product of the house was definitely unique and fit Pall’s personal aesthetic well. She worked with the existing space and changes to the house he has already made. Overall the space turned out exactly how he wanted.
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