'Let's take a selfie!'

'Let's take a selfie!'

The Chainsmokers’, a New York-based disc jockey/producer/songwriter duo, were in the City recently, and took some time out of their hectic schedule to talk about their music and visit to India.

Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, who are well-known for their single ‘#Selfie’, have been working together since 2012.

“Alex was a DJ at the time and I was working on my music. A mutual friend suggested we should team up and that’s how we got together,” said Andrew. He added that their first meeting was love at first sight.

“It was pretty incredible; it was awesome! We had a lot of things in common.”

The duo, who are known for their electronic dance music (EDM), say that they were inspired by the sounds of David Guetta, and this got them started on their trip.

Talking about their hit single, ‘#Selfie’, which was initially released in December 2013 for free, but was later picked up by a record company, Andrew said, “We just had an idea and we recorded it; we didn’t have an idea it would become so huge. Before we recorded the song, we said, ‘Let’s take a selfie’, and we thought why not put that into the song. After that we started putting in funny lines and recorded that into a song and just put it out there for the fans in New York, but now everyone in the world has heard it. It’s crazy!”

The two performed songs like ‘#Selfie’, ‘Jealous’ and their latest song, ‘Kanye’ at Hotel Royal Orchid recently, where they were received warmly.

“Our tour in India has been awesome so far! We have performed in Delhi and Mumbai so far, and the crowd in Bengaluru has been the best. We have had a great time and everything has been so well setup,” said Andrew.   

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