The Chainsmokers are starting to grow, becoming more active on each new record release as vocalists and lyricists. In summer 2016, we heard something new from the Chainsmokers on their single, “Closer.” Instead of famously relying on others for track lyrics and supply vocals, fans got a chance to hear Andrew Taggart sing. The single also featured one of today’s hottest sensations, Halsey. On all previous recordings, the Chainsmokers’ duo of Alex Paul and Taggart stuck to the traditional electronic dance music (EDM) formula. That’s a banging basic beat with a lot of heart pounding tones, intrinsically bound together as club music.
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— Alex Pall (@AlexPallNY) May 12, 2018
Now, the Chainsmokers are quietly starting to reveal more and more of their personalities and hidden talents such as singing and writing lyrics. It’s not that they were unaware of these talents before, it’s just that producing straight EDM tracks claimed the largest portion of their time and their creative minds. The DJs are still actively involved in EDM, but they’ve become comfortable with doing more than standing in a booth for hours. The two started working together as contemporary DJs after Alex Pall quit his day job. He was working on beats as a side gig. Until he realized that his love for the format consisted of more than a passing interest. He was introduced to Taggart, whom he refers to as, “Drew.” The Chainsmokers were a duo before the pair met. However, Alex Pall was in search of a new partner when his bandmate left.
Fact is, Alex and Drew know how to combine the variances of popular music with what they most want to produce. The Chainsmokers have evolved into something bigger than either of them could have imagined. They work well together and are constantly writing and creating new songs. Alex Pall estimates that they have enough written material to put out recordings for the next two years. That’s how many tracks they’ve already created. But, it’s a matter of ebbing with the flow of radio play and club popularity as to when they’ll release new music.
Before Cassio Audi became a business executive, he was a musician. In his early music life, Cassio Audi was a member of a music band known as Viper Rock Band. Cassio Audi was born in Brazil. In the music career, Cassio Audi started off as a drummer for the group before joining music composition for the group. Cassio Audi left the group in 1989 to go back to the university to begin his studies in financial matters and business management in general. Cassio Audi was actively involved in the production of the first two official albums and a demo album. Cassio Audi composed one song in the Soldiers of Sunrise album. Cassio Audi was revered by the heavy metal fans for his prowess in playing the drums, especially during live performances by the band. Together with his partners in the music band, they played a huge role in introducing the heavy metal type of music in the whole of Latin America.
Cassio Audi first joined the group as a teenager and went on to stay for about nine years. By the time he left, Cassio Audi felt that he had to pursue his passion for entrepreneurship and therefore his time in the music career had come to an end. Cassio definitely made a great contribution to ensuring that the band picked momentum in establishing their dominance in the music industry.
Cassio left after the release of their second album “Soldiers of Sunrise.” The group was heavily influenced by the music career of the British heavy metal music bands that existed at the time. The Iron Maiden is one of such British music groups that were a major source of inspiration for the Viper Rock Band. After the release of the first album, the group received great reception in Brazil and was also able to penetrate the greater Latin America region.
Norka Martinez Luque is a classically trained singer who sings Latin Songs. Luque has a very solid music background having started instrument, dance and singing lessons at a young age. She began performing while she was still in high school. Some of the major music competitions she took part in include “School Festival of Gaitas,” a Venezuelan folk music competition and the “Golden Voice.”
Ms. Martinez spent four years studying at a French business college. Later she received a Bachelor of business administration from the business school. The music she writes is a fusion of different genres, styles and languages (Spanish and English). Her songs perfectly fuse aspects of reggae, Mediterranean and Caribbean twist.
Unlike other artists who venture into music for the money, Norka Luque is in the music industry to do more than that. She noticed that the music industry lacked positivity and most artists only sang about negative things that could not better the society. Therefore, she made it her duty to bring about a positive change in the music industry.
If you have gotten the chance to listen to her music, you will notice that most of them carry a message of hope. In an interview, the beautiful Venezuelan singer said that “We as artists have the great responsibility of bringing a positive message to our fans because the lyrics in our songs transport them to the deepest levels of their emotions.…”
“Milagro” is one of her songs that convey a strong message of hope. This song inspires the masses to hold on and never give up when faced with challenges. “With the song Milagro, I wanted to send a message of hope to those who are overwhelmed by a personal crisis….,” She said.
In 2014, Norka Luque went through a major challenge that almost ended her music career. Medical professionals diagnosed her with the life-threatening condition epilepsy. She had to pose her career to undergo a brain surgery.
Despite these health problems, Ms. Martinez is back stronger like never before. She is gearing up to end the year in style with the re-launch of her hit single “Tomorrowland.” Find her on social media to learn more about her life and upcoming works.