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The Chainsmokers review – EDM party animals on the rampage | Musique Non Stop

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Chainsmokers review – EDM party animals on the rampage

Roundhouse, London
The amiable New York duo shovel in all the hits and drops in a euphoric show that would benefit from slowing down occasionally

The word “friendzoned” is flashing on the screen above the stage, where the Chainsmokers are industriously party-rocking. It’s likely that neither of these amiable New Yorkers finds himself relegated to “just friends” status much these days, but they didn’t always have the clout that’s come with scoring an inescapable worldwide hit, Closer, which registered its billionth stream some time ago.

As a way of recalling a time when Drew Taggart and Alex Pall were just another aspiring beatmaker/songwriter duo, though, “friendzoned” is as good as anything.

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by Caroline Sullivan via Electronic music | The Guardian