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Alex Pall, the Original DJ from the Chainsmokers

As a young guy in New York City, Alex Pall was obsessed with dance music and worked as a DJ on the side of his regular job at an art gallery. He really wanted to turn DJing into a career and that opportunity came when he hooked up with Andrew Taggart and the Chainsmokers as we know them were born.

 

Taggart moved down to the big city from Maine and they obsessed together about music, the DJ scene and where they wanted to fit into it all. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart had grown up listening to much of the same music and they wanted to be able to express their own sound, not just fit into the electronic genre. The Chainsmokers set themselves apart from other DJs and electronic artists by writing their own songs about their own lives and even singing on some of the tracks. While they do enlist the help of talented friends and lyricists for some songs, they keep the direction going in the way they want it to go.

 

Eventually, Alex Pall says, they hope to have a full album that is not just a collection of unrelated songs, but a cohesive body of work. He doesn’t just want to stick to the format of every other DJ album with a few hit songs, a couple of dance songs, some okay filler and an interlude.

 

As the popularity of the Chainsmokers grows, so does their audience. They aren’t just playing to the college crowd anymore. Their fans range from children to people their parents’ age. Thanks to the internet, they also have followers all over the world. Alex Pall finds this reassuring since they mainly make music for themselves and hope others like it as much as they do.

 

The expansion in their audience has inspired them to keep making their live performances bigger and more exciting. Special guests and big productions mixed with short acts keep the show interesting and keep fans wanting more.

 

https://www.interviewmagazine.com/music/the-chainsmokers

Alex Pall Explains why he was Confident of Success

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the production duo that makes up a group called The Chainsmokers. The duo has been active in the music industry since 2012 and has released hit songs such as “Roses”, “#Selfie”, and “Closer.” The duo has been awarded for their efforts in music with two American Music Awards and five iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart started working together after Pall’s manager introduced them to each other. At the time Pall was DJing around the New York area and had recently begun to think of it as a career.

“It was more just side word that I was really passionate about,” Pall confessed. It wasn’t until one single moment, while in an art gallery, that Pall realized that his music was consuming his life and that he could really make a career out of it.

Finally, when Pall’s manager introduced him to Drew Taggart, he started really working on his music seriously. Taggart moved from Maine and Pall quit his job and they both began making music full-time. Pall knew right away that the duo would be a success. “We were both very observant about what was going on around us and who was killing it.” Pall explained. “[Drew and I] were trying to shape an identity around this.”

The Chainsmokers are a unique pair in the music industry. Up until the release of “Closer“, neither Taggart nor Pall had loaned their own voices to one of their songs. The Chainsmokers are more accustomed to allowing other artists to sing the songs they write and produce. For example, singer Halsey was a featured artist on “Closer.”

Thanks to Instagram, The Chainsmokers know exactly who their audience is. “From what I see on social media, it’s becoming more international,” Pall began. “We’re seeing places like the Philippines and South Africa.” Surprisingly the gender demographic seems to be split between girls and guys, Pall gathered from his Instagram feed. “It seems like we’re reaching the 16 to 25 demographic,” he said.

With Taggart now performing as a vocalist, The Chainsmokers live show will be changing significantly. In the future, if Taggart chooses to continue singing, the choreography and performance elements will only keep getting bigger and better.

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DJ’s For A New Generation: The Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers, consisting of members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are an Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Pop, Electropop, combo who hit the music scene in 2012 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chainsmokers). Pall and Taggart hailing from New York, The Chainsmokers are a DJ Duo that have hit the music scene with a vengeance and their first release “#Selfie” climbed into the top 20 charts in multiple countries.

. This duo is happy to break music stereotypes and Taggart has been quoted as saying their music is “blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip-hop.

With their breakthrough music Pall and Taggart have been extremely successful and were on Forbes 2017 list of the world’s highest paid DJ’s with record-breaking earnings of $38 million

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Chainsmokers).

In a recent article in Forbes, The Chainsmokers discussed their new single “Sick Boy” with Hugh McIntyre. Drew Taggart relayed that “Sick Boy” is the first single they have released in nine months and represents the growth the two have achieved in the past four years both artistically and personally

(https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/02/07/the-chainsmokers-discuss-new-single-sick-boy-and-how-their-new-music-is-darker-than-ever-before/#3a72b0b21b4f).

The goal of The Chainsmokers music is to be a reflection of their generation and how they interpret the world around them and how events and circumstances affect them personally. According to Taggart their new single and current music has taken a darker tone as they have become a bit frustrated that they are judged by things that are said about them instead of who they actually are and what they actually stand for.

Social media is a great venue to get their music and name out to the public, but can also project artists and people in general in a way that is open to interpretation and can be filled with stories that are not true so instead of getting angry they decided to relay their frustration in a positive way through their music.

Pall noted that although the two have always held themselves to a high standard, their success has at times been a bit overwhelming and surreal as their music seems to reach a new chart stats with recurring frequency

(https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/02/07/the-chainsmokers-discuss-new-single-sick-boy-and-how-their-new-music-is-darker-than-ever-before/2/#1f451d851f49).

Even though The Chainsmokers have been extremely successful they are still excited to produce music that not only makes their fans happy, but also is fun to create

(https://www.forbes.com/sites/hughmcintyre/2018/02/07/the-chainsmokers-discuss-new-single-sick-boy-and-how-their-new-music-is-darker-than-ever-before/2/#1f451d851f49).

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