New York based DJ Alex Pall and his cohort Andrew Taggart never imagined their star would rise to the heights it currently occupies. Although the Chainsmokers are more popular than ever, the EDM duo has not been around that long. Their first hit single “#Selfie” came out in 2014. For the duo it has been a roller coaster ride, but now with the release of new single “Sick Boy” they have something to prove. The song, which can be relegated to a simple dance jaunt, complete with soundscapes and backbeats, carries a serious message within it. This message is another example of the group trying to connect to its audience, establish their identity, and set their work apart form the rampant remixes clustering their chosen genre. For Alex Pall it is the quest to make his music more than just paying the bills and hold on to a fast-escaping relevance that plagues all artists.
“We don’t want to make albums made of 12 songs that have nothing in common,” Pall stated, “We are at the point where we need to make a cohesive body of work”. In an interview the duo gave following their 2016 hit “Closer” they laid down what their end goals were. “We get together everyday and work to find identity” Pall said. The duo is only 4 -years old in mainstream time, not a very long run. Even though they are enjoying success, the duo wants to establish themselves at artists. It is about passion and not just money. This is why every song is an evolution of who they are. “Closer” featured Andrew Taggart on lead vocals, something most EDM artists never do. The song was a definite step in a direction both men wanted to take. Since then their music has become more personalized. In the end they want to define their music, and not be defined by it. “Sick Boy” is another step towards breaking the audience barrier. For now, this sound is going to be their new identity. But the group will not stop here, the quest for relevance never stops.
As the proprietor of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani is proud about its success in the real estate industry. After graduating with his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious University of Washington, he landed a job at Gasco. Here, he worked as the contracts manager. Later, he saw an opportunity in the market. To this end, he founded a food service company. Through the company, Hussain secured a contract to render its services to the Unites States army. Owing to his good services, he was able to serve them in the Gulf, Somalia and Bosnia. In addition, the catering company worked with Bechtel, a respected international company.
Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties after the Dubai government allowed people to venture into the real estate industry. Hussain purchased a piece of undeveloped property. He contracted different experts who gave him advice on the building that he would put up in that piece of land. He decided to construct a 38-story building. Six months to the start of the actual construction, many homeowners had already paid for their units. Hussain developed many properties in the region owing to the increasing demand for housing. Hussain Sajwani says that his catering business is part of DAMAC Properties, as it relishes his roots.
DAMAC Properties is a leading provider of modern properties. Hussain Sajwani posits that the company is highly committed to service excellence. The number of the homes that they have delivered has surpassed 18,500. Notably, the company has gained much success in the market by virtue of recruiting talented employees. Moreover, they have been choosing the right development partners, including contractors, designers and architects. Their sophisticated building materials have enabled them to construct quality properties. Their mission remains to provide potential homeowners with dream homes.
President Trump has worked with Hussain Sajwani in various projects, including the Trump International Golf Course. When he was addressing the guests during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, President Trump heaped praises on Hussain Sajwani family. Hussain is optimistic that he will continue to work with Trump through his children, Eric, Donald Jr. and Ivanka. Hussain is a strong supporter of charitable activities. In a bid to support the provision of clothes to many children, the DAMAC owner made a donation of AED two million.
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