May 21, 2014
The Chainsmokers Respond To Sellout Claims After American Idol

When NYC duo The Chainsmokers released #SELFIE, it seemed like this typical electro house number with its “hilarious” voiceover could become pretty big. Since then, this novelty track has led to the rapid rise of the duo, to the point at which they’re now appearing on the likes of American Idol.

It’s a rough ride to the top though, as million-dollar deals and appearances on TV talent shows have earned them their fair share of critics, so the duo took to Twitter to defend the nature of their work.

So you’re probably thinking this is a reference to their own meteoric rise right? Apparently not.

Their opinions were bound to generate discussion, of course, with a few producers and DJs responding with their own take on the matter.

In response, the guys are keen to keep things chilled, with a bit of wisdom borrowed from Bobby McFerrin.

Read more of their thoughts on the matter in their Twitter feed. In the meantime, why not take a look at what all the fuss is about, if you haven’t already. If you’re a discerning dance music fan, you might want to look away at this point…

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