Clayton Huston has worked side by side with various famous people every day. Through his, career Clay has built himself a reputation of resilience and hard work where he always aims at producing top quality products. He has a vast background in the world of tour production, audio design and engineering logistics, stage management and production management. This has left him capable and well positioned to handle and understand every aspe4ct of music production and to be able to manage live events flawlessly.
Clayton says that much of his success has come about after working with various talented individuals over the years. He says that his crew makes him so proud as they always perform above and beyond the expectations of the highly competitive industry.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Theater design. After earning this, he set out to begin his career where he took a position as a consultant and designer for one of the regional light and sound company in the Midwest. His break came about when he was offered a job to be the production manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He says that this position became the basis for all his future work and his start point in the field of live music.
The fact that his skills stretch far in show productions has seen him take up various roles in the arena over the years. However, his passion is always driving him to come up with multiple ways to be more creative and to expand his skills in production. This desire is what made him take a step of faith in launching his own company. He began a company that offered a wide variety of services in the music production industry.
Today, Clay Hutson has managed to realize his dreams where he is one of the most sought-after names in the industry of music productions. He comes up with new, creative and better ways of satisfying his clients’ needs. He integrates new technologies with traditional concepts and techniques to come up with the perfect blend of old and new. His unique and valuable perspective has become a very active player in the live production industry.
The Chainsmoker’s new single “Sick Boy” has a message to share with its listeners, and that message is a little dark. It may be unheard of to look for meaning, relevance, and social commentary within the synth beat of a dance song, but that is exactly what the DJ duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have given us. According to Pall it is direction the duo insists on taking, as it is one more step in their overall quest of identity. Pall and Taggart do not want to be just a pair of DJ’s, they also do not want to become parodies of themselves, what they want is to be established as artists. “Sick Boy” is the first of a new series of songs that represent the groups journey of self-discovery, and so far their fans are ready to come along.
“Sick Boy” targets the addiction of social media, remarking on how it syphons identity, and touching on the duo’s on frustration with overexposure. As celebrities they are constantly in the spotlight with no real privacy to be found. “Sick Boy” and singles like “Closer” are examples of the duo’s involvement in song writing. One of many elements that set the duo apart from the rest of the genre. Another element is Andrew Taggart providing the lead vocals. Usually the human element within EDM, DJ’s look to other artists. According to Pall the group does not want to make typical dance music anymore but create a body of work that focuses on their identity as artists. “Its really exciting to witness our music find emotional connection in our listeners” Pall said, stating that the group makes music for themselves first.
It is also about relevance. According to Taggart it is very easy to become a parody of yourself. The haunting epidemic of irrelevance within music chases many an artist. Popular one second, outdated the next. Pushing boundaries is a way for the Chainsmokers to remain at the forefront, to constantly relate to their listeners, and not lose their voice. So far it is working.