Our goal is to become better artists, says Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers

While it is normal for artists to sing and write their songs, it is not conventional for EDM artists. Typically, EDM involves one DJ behind the booth, mixing well-crafted beats, and vocals, if any, are sourced from external collaboration with different artists.

However, it is not in Chainsmokers to go by the ordinary flow, and the duo has changed EDM with their versatility that has not only appealed to a much wider audience, but also fundamentally changed the way other artists produce their music as well.

Hard work well-rewarded

Alex Pall, one of the duo that makes the Chainsmokers, the other being Andrew Taggart, attributes their global success to their constant efforts to evolve and become better artists. As a result, the Chainsmokers have become a household name, and their hits have become a global anthem.

More recently, their hit song, closer, collaboration with the talented Halsey, was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). A status every artist dreams about, yet, only a handful of them achieve the fete.

Giving EDM a new face

If you ask Alex Pall, their relentless efforts have finally paid off, but it is the level of chemistry and versatility he has with Andrew Taggart, that has delivered all the accolades. The Chainsmokers not only write their songs but also sing in them, which is characteristic of any other genre, but atypical in EDM.

The new style by the Chainsmokers has excited fans in the masses with their hit song, Don’t Let Me Down. According to Alex Pall, their collaboration with Halsey in the song Closer is just a sneak preview of the ideal artists they are working towards becoming.

More about the Chainsmokers

The duo met back in 2012 after Andrew Taggart relocated from Maine to New York, where Alex Pall had already established himself and was Djing in a couple of gigs around New York City.

The two would put in hours upon hours in producing music, operating from Pall’s apartment. The Chainsmokers, in their career, besides Halsey, have collaborated with other famous artists such as Coldplay, Daya, and Priyanka Chopra.
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Shervin Pishevar believes investors will scurry for safety when there is none to be found

Shervin Pishevar has become one of the most renowned venture capitalists in the world of Silicon Valley. As the founder and CEO of Sherpa Capital, Shervin Pishevar has worked in some of the most exciting and dynamic companies in the history of the technology sector. Companies whose founding Shervin Pishevar has played a crucial role in have included such names as Uber, Airbnb and Virgin Hyperloop. Shervin Pishevar has also been a successful entrepreneur in his own right, founding a wide range of companies, among them Ionside, WebOS and Social Gaming Network.

Yet, Pishevar still finds time to take to the Twitterverse, sharing his insightful opinions on the economy, the world of tech and the role of U.S. fiscal and monetary policy with his more than 100,000 followers. In a recent tweet storm the lasted nearly an entire day, Shervin Pishevar expounded on a number of critical issues that are currently confronting the nation. One of those issues is the fact that investors may currently be facing a market in which virtually every asset is severely overvalued. This may mean that there is no safe haven within traditional investments.

One of the problems that has led to this so-called everything bubble is the irresponsible and highly experimental monetary policies that have been followed for the last decade by the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve. Pishevar believes that the more than $4 trillion that have been pumped into the economy through the program known as quantitative easing have created such an incredible flood of cheap credit that this money has been used to vastly inflate equities, bonds and real estate, leaving no major asset class untouched by the inflation of the bubble.

One of the consequences of this, argues Pishevar, is that even investments like real estate are now looking to be extremely risky, with perspective returns over the next decade likely to be either extremely modest or even negative. Pishevar argues that one of the last potentially safe asset classes that still exist is cryptocurrencies. He believes investors should diversify into gold and cryptocurrencies as a result.

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