On their new release “Save Yourself,” The Chainsmokers and NGHTMRE demonstrate the magic that can happen when two prolific artists with radically different sounds bring their A-game to a collaboration. The track delivers NGHTMRE‘s signature heavy basslines and stabbing synths along with The Chainsmokers‘ high-energy production and penchant for catchy vocals; the result is a masterful exhibit of genre-bending music that’s guaranteed to be on heavy radio and festival rotation this season. “Save Yourself” is out on Sony Music/Disruptor Records, and The Chainsmokers and NGHTMRE couldn’t be more stoked to officially share it with their fans.
“Tyler(NGHTMRE) has been a good friend of ours for some time and we always talked about how great it would be to work together on a song. We have always been a huge fan of his style of producing and thought that if we came together on a song we could make something really unique and badass, and the idea of making something really gnarly was very appealing. We come from the dance world, those are our roots and we are really excited to release a song that is deeply rooted in that with NGHTMRE. We think our fans will be really excited about this one!” – say The Chainsmokers.
Fresh off of his recent Billboard Hot 100 Festival performance, NGHTMRE was looking forward to releasing the track after dropping it during several live sets.
“The guys and I had been talking about working on something together for a little while. I was excited to hear they wanted to create a heavier track with more of a festival vibe. Everything just came together so perfectly in the end and the track has been smashing in our live shows. Hope you guys like it as much as we do!”
Both NGHTMRE and The Chainsmokers have experienced monumental success in their relatively short careers, soaring to the upper echelon of dance music stardom. Through his meticulous, earth-shattering productions and equally electrifying live sets, NGHTMRE has earned his place as one of bass music’s most notable artists. Since 2015’s instant hit “Gud Vibrations,” (with SLANDER), he’s grown the Gud Vibrations brand to a multi-event series, selling out their boat party during Miami Music Week and launching their own festival in SoCal. Likewise, The Chainsmokers have become one of the most recognizable faces in electronic music, with a multitude of mega-hits, including their debut “Selfie” and radio gems “Closer,” “Paris,” and many more. We can’t wait to see what these artists come up with next as they continue to evolve and change the paradigm of modern dance music.
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 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
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: