Take Me Away #13

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07/27/2014

Everyone loves a little bit of controversy, myself included. I thought to myself what can I possibly write about that would stir up the most controversy and get people talking, interacting and debating. So I decided to write about the electronic music duo; The Chainsmokers. They have enjoyed quite a bit of notoriety recently because of their radio hit titled “Selfie”. Not only is the hit infectious, apparently it is also irritating to some. The track is a symbol of current societal exhibition practices, it borders between colloquialism and ridiculousness. Maybe the reason why so many people dislike it or like it, is that it has the effect of stirring up the emotions of those that listen to it, as well as those who take “selfies” religiously.

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The Chainsmokers are not just one hit wonders. They have many great tracks, one in particular that I love to listen to almost weekly is a remix of the Ellie Goulding track; “Goodness Gracious”. The Chainsmokers do a perfect job of bridging the gap between electro and pop. Listen below!

Another one of my favorite tracks from the devilish duo is a remix of Icona Pop’s track titled “Girlfriend”. It also has a good balance of bringing together the two worlds of electronic music and pop music, as well as enforcing the concept that electronic music has inserted itself into almost every genre of music there is.

The Chainsmokers are also making waves with the teaser track of their latest work titled “Kanye”-which features the vocalist Siren. It is looking out to be just as promising or controversial as their breakout hit “Selfie”. You can find the teaser for it HERE.

Of course this article would not be complete without featuring the song that instigated all of the arguments, all of the hate, all of the vitriol. Feel free to leave comments, tell me how much you hate them or love them or if these tracks help you look at them in a new light. So without further ado, let us enjoy the song that you either hate to love or love to hate-but first…..”Lemme take a selfie”.

Article by: Gabriel Barrio

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