Alex Pall & Andrew Taggart: An Electronica Match Made In Heaven

From a very early age, Alex Pall has been actively dabbling in the art of being a DJ. What started as a hobby turned quickly into a calling and successful career. In love with dance music and the electronic scene, Andrew Taggart, the (now) other half of the Chainsmokers, was a perfect partner for Pall. Taggart describes his relationship with Pall as “love at first sight” and a fast moving friendship/partnership. The two were able to form a quick bond over their shared ambitions and musical interests. Pall describes his work as a “journey of self-discovery and checking yourself.”

 

Both men spend a lot of time discussing whether or not a concept for a new project “feels right” to them as their gut instincts have proven to be incredibly valuable to their career. What really sets this partnership apart from other DJ’s and electronica groups is that they regularly sing on their own songs and their lyrics reflect a lot of their personal lives. Pall has a keen understanding of what a typical DJ will create; a few dance records and some hit singles but nothing truly outstanding and memorable. Despite fans begging the group to release a new album, the duo wants to ensure their next project is mindful of its message and connections from one song to the next.

 

Collaborating with other artists is a big part of being a DJ and the Chainsmokers are no different. When asked what it was like working with the artist, Halsey on their hit song “Closer,” Pall cannot praise her talent enough. According to Pall, Halsey took a song written on a tour bus between he and Taggart and used her “strong voice” to take it to the next level. It appears this move worked out in pairs favor as it became a top selling single almost overnight. Despite their current success the group understands that in order to continue growing their fan base they must grow as artists and push themselves to continue to break boundaries of the genre.

 

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Eating During the School Year as Told by Wengie

When you are busy, it is safe to assume that you will forget to eat important meals. If you are having a lazy day at home, this is not such a bad thing. During the school year, however, skipping meals can result in difficulty concentrating, fatigue, and a serious lack of motivation. YouTube vlogger, Wengie, did not get her perfect body by skipping meals, so she knows the importance of having three solid meals and a few snacks throughout the day. In her video that emphasized the stress associated with running late for school or work, she made certain that there were ways you can have breakfast and lunch in a rush.

Get Your Healthy Breakfast on

Skipping breakfast is probably the worst idea you will have all day. After all, there is a reason why it is known as the most important meal of the day, so why not make the best of it? If you need one on the go that you can also make the night before, Wengie suggests smoothies. Her favorite is an enticing shade of green:

 

  • One handful of spinach leaves

 

  • One green apple, chopped

 

  • One kiwi, chopped

 

  • One teaspoon of ginger

 

  • The juice of one lemon

 
Chop everything the night before, place it in a plastic bag, and store it in the freezer. You can easily make dozens of these bags in advance and the ingredients will remain as fresh as they were the day you purchased them. When you need one, pull it out, blend it, and pour it in a to-go cup.

The Best Lunch Hack Ever

Many people are discouraged from making their lunch the night before because they are afraid of their sandwiches getting soggy. It is easy to avoid a soggy sandwich, though. Use wax paper between layers. Basically, as long as your ingredients are not touching the bread overnight, your sandwich will be perfect the next day. Of course, do not forget to remove the paper before you take a bite.