Fans of The Chainsmokers have probably been feeling a little hard done by in recent months with the DJ duo failing to keep up their standard of releasing new music every six weeks. The EP, “Sick Boy” has so far yielded five new songs including the recently released “Side Effects”, which has been heralded by Rolling Stone as a return to their previous best upbeat songs features on the debut album, “Memories… Do Not Open.”
Alongside the release of the single, “Side Effects” has also become one of the most eagerly anticipated music videos of 2018 after the announcement of the star, Camila Mendes. The “Riverdale” actress features in the lead role in the Matthew Dillon Cohen directed video as Riley, a put-upon hotel worker who is forced to work the weekend. After receiving the bad news that her weekend plans have been ruined, Riley does not wallow in self-pity but takes the opportunity to dance around the deserted, neon-lit hotel. Mendes shows off her dancing skills as the upbeat track pounds along in to bring the Summer of 2018 to a close.
The Chainsmokers have been building a strong following since before 2012 when Alex Pall worked with another DJ under the name. After being left alone, Pall continued The Chainsmokers alongside new collaborator, Andrew Taggart as New York City DJs. Taggart had dreams of becoming more than simply a DJ while Pall was ready to throw in his day job and concentrate on music full-time.
By 2015, the duo had recorded and released their debut single, “#Selfie” and took the decision to develop their music by stepping into the writer’s room. The back catalog of songs created by Taggart and Pall resulted in the gold-certified debut album, “Memories… Do Not Open.” The Chainsmokers have been breaking down fences in the music industry since they hit the mainstream by providing vocals for their own songs and playing a major role in the writing process.
There is something about Latin artists. There’s a special rhythm and beat that makes people want to get out of their seats and dance. Dance music is the heart and soul of pop music in Latin America as well as around the world. Singers that make people want to dance are special. It’s a talent that isn’t common. Artists that make people feel good enough to show how they feel on the dance floor are more than just singers. They are magicians that bring out the subjective side of people. People love to dance because it feels good. Artists that make people dance are the pied pipers of the 21st century. One of the new pied pipers is Norka Luque.
Norka Luque was born in Venezuela. Her parents knew she had talent when she was just a toddler. When Norka heard music, she would start dancing before she turned three. At the age of eight, Norka was cast in a Venezuelan musical that was based on Shakira’s music. Shikira became Norka’s idol. Norka’s parents thought that if a Colombian singer like Shakira could make it in the music business, Norka could make it too, so they moved to the United States. Norka studied music while she was going to school in Florida. But her parents knew the road to a successful career in music was a long and difficult one, so they encouraged her to go to France and get a business degree.
Luque studied business in France, but she also got a job as the lead singer in a rock group called, “Bad Moon Rising.” The group played in the small French Clubs. Norka developed a reputation for being a singer that could make people want to dance. But when she earned her degree in business, she got a job in finance in Monte Carlo. In 2007, she went to a Ricky Martin concert, and she knew Latin music was calling her.
Miami is the home of Latin Music in the United States, and Luque is a great Latin singer. She started singing in Miami, and the word spread. Norka voice is unique and her range is incredible. Norka was offered a contract by the famous music producer Emilio Estefan, and she recorded her first single in 2011. Two more Norka Luque singles have hit the Latin and American Billboard Dance Charts since then. Norka voice is making the world want to dance. Her voice crosses international boundaries, and her musical ability is making headlines in the entertainment world.