Live Review: The Chainsmokers, Live at Heaven

The Chainsmokers took to London’s Heaven as part of their European tour to liven up a mundane Wednesday evening.

The set saw tracks taken from their 2015 debut EP Bouquet playing -Waterbed, Until You Were Gone and Roses. All the songs Chainsmokers played went down well, Roses was a particularly memorable part of the show, the slower beat with a catchy and fun chorus created something different to rest of the set and quite in contrast to the up-tempo Until You Were Gone which would fit into any Ibiza club at the moment.

The New York duo consisting of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall sees an experimental take on electro house. Recent releases such as Don’t Let Me Down (which features singer Daya) is a soft track, the delicate vocal and a relaxed melody pushes the music genre in a different direction from the American DJ’s.

With its 80’s influences, heavy synth and nostalgic sounds of electro, Split (originally recorded and performed with renowned DJ Tiesto) was a highlight of the gig.  The stage presence of the DJ’s did not go unnoticed with stage projections and smoke cannons helping to close the 90 minute strong set. Fan favourite Kanye saw gig goers sing and bounce along in unison. Their energetic, upbeat and enchanting performance was prominent throughout the whole set making them an in-demand act to see live.

★★★★

Graduate Multimedia Journalist, Online Editor at CIO UK and contributing writer at Culturefly and Contact Music.

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