EDM Takes Center Stage at the Grammys

Electronic dance music was front and center at the Grammys this past weekend. The genre starred in a few categories at the 59th year of the awards ceremony. Steve Aoki’s I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, a documentary directed by Justin Krook that follows the life and times of Steve Aoki, was a contender for best music film. Skrillex & Rick Ross’s “Purple Lamborghini,” made for the feature film Suicide Squad, was nominated for Best song written for visual media. Tycho, Flume, Underworld, Louie Vega, and Jean-Michael Jarre were up for best electronic dance album. Flume won for his second studio album Skin. Flume’s “Never Be Like You” featuring Kai competed in the best dance recording category but the Chainsmokers “Don’t Let Me Down” took home that award. The Chainsmokers also competed for Best New Artist but Chance the Rapper came out on top. While they didn’t win that award, the fact The Chainsmokers had three nominations says a lot. Early on in the show, Daft Punk emerged in their characteristic helmets, followed by The Weeknd who launched into a medley of their two collaborations together: “Starboy’” and “I Feel It Coming.” The audience was treated to lasers and lit up columns. It was no EDC stage set up, but everyone looked entertained. You can view their performance below.

The Chainsmokers Respond After Being Compared to Nickelback

The Chainsmokers respond to the comparison to Nickelback made by men’s fashion magazine Esquire.

“The duo brings all the worst cliches of the genre, and just might destroy it,” writes Esquire.

The Chainsmokers were quick to respond in a pretty devastating fashion, mashing up their hit “Paris” with Nickelback’s “How You Remind Me.”

5 things you didn’t know about The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers have come a long way from their performance on American Idol which was probably one of the worst live performances seen on American television. Today they’re practically on every music festival lineup playing the mainstage while reaching to the top of the EDM charts.As big as they have gotten there’s still a lot we do not know about them. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about The Chainsmokers: They attended pretty impressive schools. Drew Taggart attended Syracuse University and Alex Pall went to New York University.

How did they meet? 

Their current manager Adam Alpert got them together late 2012

Favorite Band?

Coldplay

#Selfie

Was a complete accident, but a good one

The Chainsmokers – Roses

The hit song only took 6 hours to make

Overplayed EDM Tracks of 2016

It’s finally that time of year where we look back at all the awesome music festivals we attended, new favorite songs and EDM tracks that were so popular that it became annoying because they got overplayed. Here are the top 10 songs that were 2016 most overplayed song: 1. The Chainsmokers – Closer ft. Halsey 2. Marshmello – Alone 3. Alan Walker – Faded 4. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Let Me Down ft. Daya 5. DJ Snake – Let Me Love You ft. Justin Bieber 6. Martin GarrixIn The Name of Love ft. Bebe Rexha 7. Zomboy – Like A Bitch 8. Major Lazer – Cold Water ft. Justin Bieber & MØ 9. Hardwell – Live The Night ft. W&W & Lil Jon 10. Porter Robinson – Shelter ft. Madeon Feel free to add more to the list as I’m sure there are a whole bunch more of EDM tracks that could be listed.