After releasing their much-anticipated single “Closer,” the Chainsmokers have discussed everything from how they met, handling fame to future plans. The Chainsmokers are a two-man EDM and pop DJ group based in New York City. It was formed by DJ Alex Pall and producer Andrew “Drew” Taggart in 2012. Pall revealed that he was introduced to Taggart through his manager’s friend. Taggart was an up-and-coming music producer who interned at the famous Interscope Records during his college days. The pair shared that they’ve instantly got along well upon their first meeting. Taggart explained that he started working on new projects in Pall’s apartment shortly after being introduced.
The Chainsmokers single “Closer,” features Hasley, a popular synth pop singer and songwriter from New Jersey. Andrew Taggart also offers his vocals on the hit single, spectacularly making it his singing debut. Alex Pall gushed that being able to collaborate with Halsey was incredible. He calls her a “very unique” artist and is enamored with her powerful voice. It was revealed that “Closer” was written by Taggart and one of their close friends while on their tour bus. They are proud of their self-produced single and feel that they’re increasingly heading in the right track in the music business.
After gaining more exposure, Pall and Taggart feel obligated to put out bigger and better live shows. The duo recalled playing shows in the past that only housed 50 or so college kids. As lively and fun as that was, Taggart explained that they now perform to thousands of people of all ages every year. To express their gratitude, they have teamed up with a professional stage visualizer that works with them while on tour. The visualist has helped them execute fresh and exciting live shows each and every time to a very appreciative audience.
Louis Chenevert’s rise from humble beginnings will inspire anyone to follow their dreams no matter how big or small. He was born in Montreal, Canada where he had a relatively normal childhood. Deep inside Louis wanted more. He had big aspirations that one day he would accomplish.
Eventually Mr. Chenevert would become President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer at United Technologies Corporation but for now he would have to work his way up there. Louis Chenevert attended HEC Montreal where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management. This would be the most perfect degree for his future business endeavors. Louis first started his career at General Motors in Canada at their St. Therese, Quebec. He worked the 2nd shift in their assembly line as a first line supervisor. His managers were so impressed with his work ethic and knowledge that he kept rising in his positions. The man who hired him, Guy Hachey, can proudly say that Louis was a great employee and they became fast friends.
Louis Chenevert was ready for change and joined the team at Pratt & Whitney 1993 after 14 years at General Motors. He rose the ranks of Pratt & Whitney like he did at GM. In one year Mr. Chenevert was able to cut manufacturing costs by 10 percent. In 1999, he became President and continued to grow the company to new heights. He knew their GTF engine had so much untapped potential that when Louis Chenevert joined United Technologies Corporation as Chairman he would use UTC’S resources to advance the engine’s abilities ten fold. The two businesses are connected because Pratt & Whitney is a company under the umbrella of companies at United Technologies Corporation. He had UTC invest $10 million dollars to use the most up to date advanced technology to super boost this engine. At last, the new engine was unveiled and was clearly superior to any other on the market. Over 70 aircraft use the engine in over 14 airlines. They cut fuel costs by 20 percent, 50 percent less noise, and needed 30 percent less parts in its lifetime.