Halsey, the fast rising star, featured in Chainsmokers recent track “Closer”. The track that was released in mid 2016 was one with a number of firsts. Andrew Taggart sang at some point. “Don’ t Let Me Down” along with “Roses” their other popular singles did not have any of these features.

The DJ duo leaped into an unknown territory with this move. Their contemporaries are known to come up with great sound scapes but call on vocalists to bring on board the human element.

Alex Pall and Andrew are keen on rebranding themselves. They are looking to join the league of real artists as they work on shedding off the faceless DJ tag. It won’t be a walk in the park but the duo are ready to pursue this to the very end. They intend to revolutionize dance music. The drug-like euphoria that is a common feature of this genre will soon be coupled with emotion if their plans sail through.

Their audience and support base has been on the rise in the recent past. As time goes by, they’ll need to keep stepping up their game. It is their only option if they hope to keep growing in popularity.

Alex Pall was active in the DJ world for a long time before meeting up with Andrew. He was doing this on the sidelines while in New York but loved every minute. His love for dance music stemmed from an art gallery.

It was about this time that his manager introduced him to Taggart. They easily clicked and a partnership was birthed. Taggart had only completed his college education. His love for electronic music was demonstrated by his playlists. He had also taken part in the production of a number of songs.

Taggart’s experience in production together with his songs was enough to prepare him for what was to come. Their music background made things relatively simple. They were able to assess their current situation and chart a way forward. They spent long hours together and it paid dividends.

The future holds a lot of promise for the duo who have been in partnership for more than four years. It took a lot of time and resources to get to where they are. More sacrifice will still be required for them to achieve their dreams.


Kim Dao spends the day in Japan with a kimono on. She takes viewers on a virtual tour of her experiences while wearing the kimono. Kim Dao first visits a store to purchase the clothing. Trying on the kimono is just the first step in getting just the right look.


Kim Dao makes sure that she has her white socks ready to go when she gets to the shop. That is the first thing she puts on because trying to do say after the kimono is on is too difficult. The juban, a white slip, goes on next. A woman at the store helps Kim Dao wrap the kimono around her to get just the right fit and to bunch the material so that the koshi himo belt can be put on.


After getting her full kimono outfit on, Kim Dao chooses her hairpieces and gets her hair pull up in a bun. She is now ready for her day in Japan. She takes viewers along with her as she visits various restaurants, first trying curry. She and her friends also make an attempt at karaoke. One of the best parts of the video is when they go about town enjoying the cherry blossoms.


Unfortunately, the rain began to fall during the visit, so they returned to their room in order to change from their kimonos before heading out for dinner. Kim Dao explains that she felt a bit freer after taking the kimono off because it was a bit restricting. She suggests; however, that if you have the chance to try it out, it is well worth it to feel for yourself just how amazing it makes you feel.


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