DJing around New York City was something that Alex Pall loved to do. Not only did he do it well, he did it often. Though it wasn’t his main source of work, his passion for electronic dance music is what drove him to give it a well-deserved shot. The duo Chainsmokers are true artists with an evolving identity comprised around their thoughts and feelings.
Alex Pall was a DJ growing up, and he knew exactly what he would bring to the table upon joining up with his bandmate Andrew Taggart. Taggart and Pall are both ambitious and driven artists. Being observant of major artists doing well in the music industry pointed the duo into the direction of knowing what was working and what wasn’t working at that time. Many electronic dance music artists live behind big beat drops and the wave of the music. The ability for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart to live outside of this box propels their music to international heights while transcending ages young and old. Pall and Taggart were introduced to each other by their current manager and have been working together ever since.
“It was love at first sight,” says Taggart. These two determined entertainers work together everyday to produce incredible music while shaping their identity as artists. Discovering the depth of impact their music has on people, motivates them more and more to do just that.
Taggart’s feature on the well-received track “Closer” shattered those walls and introduced the identity of the artists behind the explosive beat drops and penetrating music. Pall thanks Instagram for demographical insights on who their audience is, reaching kids under the age of 15 and reaching adults over the age of 30. This outstanding audience reach includes Pall’s very own mother who is enamored by their song “Roses”.
The DJ duo, Chainsmokers, takes pride in blurring the lines between indie, pop music, dance music, and hip hop. They proclaim to be huge music fans who dabble their ear in everything. Expressing themselves plays a big part in the creation of their music. The songs are about them, and the DJ duo enjoys working with unique artists that are not afraid to be unapologetically themselves.