Posts Tagged ‘The Chainsmokers’


Hunter in Denver sent over a couple songs to check out.

I’ll start with this cover of Nirvana’s signature jam “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Autograf. The group teamed up with Queen Sessi for the vocal.

Autograf will be on tour in 2018 and have a few show sin the Pacific Northwest.

2.15 Portland | Star Theater
2.16 Seattle | Neumos
2.17 Vancouver | Imperial
2.18 Bellingham | Wild Buffalo


The other song he sent over is a future remix of The Chainsmokers by k?d.


Took my son Jack to his first Canucks game last Sunday. The Canucks got completely destroyed, 6-1 by the Calgary Flames.

Merry Christmas!

Go with yourself.


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Our man Koni is back with a cover of The Chainsmokers and Coldplay joint, “Something Just Like This.”

Koni puts his signature deep house/tropical vibe on the song and enlists vocalist Marina Lin (from Toronto!).


Go with yourself

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The Chainsmokers had a chance to work with Chris Martin from Coldplay and at the Brit Awards they debuted the colab. Alex and Drew share in an email: Well to give a little background we had heard through the grapevine that Coldplay listened to our music sometimes before they went on stage. So we reached out with the big old question mark about potentially working together. To say we were in shock when they said they would love to would be an understatement. So about 3 months ago we went into the studio and on the first day came up with what is now this song. Obviously it took some tinkering and stuff but working with Coldplay was incredible, Chris and the band are such visionaries and they bring the same warmth in their music as they did to to this project. 

Go with yourself.

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The Chainsmokers have new new emo-EDM cut for us called “Paris.”

Alex from the duo said, “We are really excited about this song because it feels like a really big step in our production and song writing. We tried to switch it up a bit and the song feels a lot more rhythmic and we pulled a lot of inspiration from bands we grew up loving.”

Jeeze, over 2 million views in a day and a bit? Chainsmokers are doing alright.


Did I post a picture of the birthday cake Coral and Madelyn made for me for my birthday?

Coral asked our toddler boy Jack what kind of cake I’d like and he said, “a blue cake! with chockit!”

Go with yourself.

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The Chainsmokers sent a new song into Morning After. The band is at the point of their career where they post a song by the time I get it on the West Coast it has 300,000 plus spins on Youtube. They ain’t hurting for hype.

The song reminds me of their previous mega smash “Closer.” Has a similar vibe. Just chilled a bit.  Features the delightful Phoebe Ryan.

Alex and Drew write, “So we are little nervous sending out this next song only because there might be some crazy expectations but we think the song is really beautiful and Phoebe songs incredible on it so go into it with an open mind!

The song itself is about the hardships we often all face in relationships, those moments that seem like you cant possibly go any further together, but regardless you go on always sticking by your ride or die… “


Hey Chainsmokers… no soundcloud?

Happy Thursday… Go with yourself.

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Joe Mason

Young Joe Mason‘s remix of The Chainsmokers “Inside Out” sounds nice and pretty.

Alright little duder, I’ll bite…this sounds good.

Go with yourself.

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Anna of The North from Norway is a rising chill vocalist.

Baby” is a slow, synthy, sparkly song, capturing the energy of what it’s like to be awake at 3 AM thinking of that other person. – NOISEY

She’s touring Europe in April with Kygo. That should be pretty big for her. I love her style. Remember that Chainsmokers remix of “Sway?” Fuffff…..so good.

Go with yourself.

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Happy Friday music blog readers! I was strolling the halls of my old elementary school the day and say this school picture from 1986/87. That is my brother CJ in kindergarten (left, blue hang-loose shirt). I thought the picture was so funny, He has a daughter named Charlotte and they smile pretty much exactly the same. Weird how that works eh?

Let’s start with a fun sunny Friday banger from The Chainsmokers. “Good Intentions” is the cut.

Email from the band says, “So for us, the song is all about people who set out with the best intentions but end up with with the short end of the stick. The wonderful BullySongs from the UK wrote the topline explained to us that this song is all about those times that say to your lady or moms, ‘I am just running to the store, Ill be back in an hour, and end up back at 5am…’ and that idea really resonated with us as trouble makers with hearts of gold…

So this song is dedicated to all the screw ups, all the ppl out their who set out meaning well but somehow always end up messing it all up. Whether your doing somehting illegal to make ends meet or botching a trust fall… But Its an idea that hits close to home for everyone at some point…”


Victoria producer Pigeon Hole remixes the Beastie Boys’ 80s jammer “Girls.”

And finally something a little more chill… UK producer named after an American agri-state. Nebraska.

Back on the Island this weekend to see my kids and DJ a couple weddings.

Go with yourself.

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London based, Aussie born Josef Salvat is one of my favourite pop singers right now. The 25-year-old just does no wrong.

I was unpacking this easy-breezy interview from Noisey…I dig his vibe.

Today I received an email from The Chainsmokers…a new remix and wouldn’t you know it…my fave Salvat song is getting the attention. Perfect.


Go with yourself.

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Joel Almand is Almond. If you hit his website, the man from Buffalo, New York seems to like the stages set up in sunny places. I can dig it.

He sent over his spin on The Chainsmokers second original, Kanye. You’ll remember their first, the Top 40 radio infection “#SELFIE.” That song sounded like a Las Vegas style fist pumper with the cross-fit hammer heavy 2013 lyrical theme. I’d be lying if I said I haven’t dropped it more than once into my set. Now a song called “Kanye?” For real.

The guys in The Chainsmokers created a very uplifting power party rocker using Kanye as a metaphor for “not giving a fuck.”

From The Chainsmokers’ soundcloud: “This is real, this isn’t about love or partying or carpe diem shit, the same way we always hear it, this is some real life every day real world way to convey an important message…

As Kanye said, ‘ I refuse to accept other people’s ideas of happiness for me. As if there’s a ‘one size fits all’ standard for happiness.'”

Enter the Almond.

Almond brightens up the original and keeps the focus on a pounding party rocking house beat. It doesn’t genre hop like the original. All the same, the original nut of the song remains and that strong vocal hook.

Go with yourself.

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