The Chainsmoker’s Alex Pall Speaks Of Their Journey To Fame

When it comes to a DJ/Production duo, most artists will hide behind the DJ booth and leaving the singing to other artists. However, The Chainsmokers are stepping out of this territory by having a face to their music. The Chainsmokers consists of the two leading members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart.


Alex Pall recently spoke of his experiences leading up to The Chainsmokers. Pall spent most of his time DJing smaller gigs around New York City. However, once Pall found that dance music was taking over his life, he knew he had to immerse himself into the field to give back to the music he valued dearly. Through his manager, Pall met his counterpart Andrew Taggart, who moved from Maine to get the gig going.


The reason why The Chainsmokers worked out well was because Pall and Taggart both knew what they wanted to do and put all their focus towards achieving their unique sounds. Within four years of working together, they achieved the success that they have today. While Pall had the social marketing down, Taggart worked on producing the sounds that worked based on observations made in the industry at that time. They looked at what didn’t work and what did work so they could shape The Chainsmokers to be successful.


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What makes The Chainsmokers unique to their genre was that very few DJ/Production duos sing on their songs. With each song, The Chainsmokers have a specific voice they want to sing with them in their duets so that their vision matches the sound they’re aiming for. (Watch: The Chainsmokers New Song Video)


Pall also stated that the music transcended age, from the typical bracket of 16-30, their music has resonated with children and adults of all ages rather than the usual demographic. Their music is particularly popular in South Africa and the Philippines. However, they’ve made their way around the world 2-3 times because of their world tours. Read This Article for more information.


Even though they’ve released successful singles, Pall says they’re feeling the pressure of releasing a studio album. However, they don’t want to release one until they have a cohesive idea of a theme for their album.


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