Alex Pall: One Half of the Chainsmokers

DJ’s Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the members of the Chainsmokers, a DJ duo hailing from New York. They formed when the band’s current manager and friend to both Pall and Taggart, Adam Alpert, introduced them on the principle that they both wanted to move their DJ careers forward and he felt they could help each other out. He appears to have been right, as the two hit it off quickly and formed the Chainsmokers on the basis of their chemistry both in and out of music. Pall and Taggart both worked in different museums, but quit their respective jobs shortly after meeting and began rehearsing full-time, with Taggart moving to New York from his native Maine.

 

After their live debut in September of 2014 at Terminal 5 as the opening act for Timeflies, Pall and Taggart began releasing prerecorded music in the form of an album, various EPs and numerous free singles. The two enjoy collaboration, collaborating not only with each other on songs but also with other musicians. Their singles, released free via their website, offer a perfect opportunity for exploring not only working with other musicians, but also diving in to other genres of music that they enjoy. This frequent release of new material also has the benefit of keeping their fans satiated with a steady flow of new music.

Pall and Taggart enjoy stepping out of the traditional DJ role. They not only use other genres of music, they also write emotional songs that can feature one or both on vocals, As the two have begun performing singing duties in front of a live crowd they have also exchanged prerecorded music tracks in for a live band for parts of their live shows.

The two recounted much of this information in an interview with Mathias Rosenzweig at Interview Magazine. They talked about their approach to making new music, why they release so many singles compared with just a handful of EPs and full-length albums, their goals for the future of their music, how they formed as a band and where they hope to go next.

 

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The Chainsmokers Are a Breath of Fresh Air

The Chainsmokers have been making waves in the music industry for the last few years and their style keeps evolving. One of their newest hits is “Sick Boy” which takes their style on a decidedly darker turn. The Chainsmokers lyrics are sharp and poignant while truly reflecting on today’s younger generations. Drew Taggart and Alex Pall are the DJing duo behind the Chain Smokers and they are changing the way some people think about EDM. In a time where EDM seems to focus on heavy bass drops instead of lyrics, the Chainsmokers are breaking the mold to create music that is not only catchy but thought-provoking at times.

Taggart and Pall know what they want to say and are not afraid to say it. The Chainsmokers’ honesty is one of the reasons why their fans are so deeply drawn to them. Their lyrics are relatable in a deeper way than most artists of today, something that inspires their fans to keep going because they feel like they are not alone. They are very active with their fans on social media and enjoy seeing how their music has spread across the world so quickly. Both Drew Taggart and Alex Pall can often be found engaging with their fans on Instagram and Twitter during their downtime from producing and performing their music.

Their single “Everybody Hates Me” that was only released earlier this year is already a hit among their fans even though an official video has not been released yet. One Chainsmokers fan even went as far to get some of the lyrics tattooed on their forearm, something that absolutely delighted Taggart and Pall. In March, not only did they release even more fantastic music, they also received 3 iHeartRadio awards. The Chainsmokers walked away with awards for Dance Artist of the Year, Dance Album of the Year, and Best Collaboration. On top of that, they headlined the Ultra Music Festival the same month. The Chainsmokers keep getting bigger and who knows where they will go next.

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Alex Pall, Prior Happenings

In the city of New York the two people of the Chainsmokers were Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who made a wonderful blend of musical tastes and styles that infringed upon the normal expectations of what hip hop, dance, indie, and electronic music should be. They met in the conventional way thru the talents and the help of their now still active musical manager who recommended Andrew Taggart to Alex Pall during the time he was working away as an assistant for the art exhibit he was responsible for.

Alex had two gigs going on and while he put in work at the art store he also did music gigs for local business men and their places of interest where Alex Pall would play electronic dance music for the people there. Andrew at the time had been at college in the location of Maine where he would study the ins and outs of the music industry while practicing his DJ chops on the side. He also did local gigs around where he lived much like Alex Pall did with his musical system at the time which inevitably proved to be a striking similarity and advantage they both shared.

Both of them were deep into the underground world of electronic dance music and both played electronic dance music gigs where they gained the majority of their earlier experiences on their musical path to the top. Andrew Taggart was just about to go the the Los Angeles University to finish his degree in the music business until a messenger came and told him the inside scoop on what was going on in Alex Pall’s situation.

The two then met shortly afterwards and then they immediately clicked on an existential level and thus commenced the musical journey that awaited them all these years when they were unsure if all their efforts would pay off. In good timing it did pay off in the long run because they did not quit what it was that they went for and the two now enjoy their careers and lives where they both grow and ever blossom into the musical entrepreneurs they were destined to become.

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