Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are each one half of the DJ and production duo known as the Chainsmokers. They went from being an obscure musical group to famous musicians in just a few short years but how did they manage to achieve superstardom? Alex Pall recently sat down with Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss how the two first met, how they deal with the fame and fortune and where they plan to go in the future. The two first met back in 2012 when Andrew was in college and Alex first was DJ-ing in and around New York City. Pall’s manager was the one who first introduced them and, from the moment they met, it was clear how serious they are about making music.
The two would meet frequently and spend hours working on new music. In particular, they deviated from the norm by frequently having Alex Pall sing on their songs. They felt this was important due to the songs being personal anecdotes about them. Thus, they make no apologies for providing their own vocals. When discussing their collaboration with Halsey, they had nothing but nice things to say, praising her as a unique artist with her own sense of individuality. Those are the kinds of artists they would like to work with in the future. While their demographic was once just 18-22-year-olds, it has since expended to an audience of all ages, and they don’t take any of their fame for granted. They’re thankful to all those who love their music.
— Alex Pall (@AlexPallNY) May 11, 2018
He then went on to discuss his live show and how their concerts have changed as the music industry has grown and evolved. A point of pride for the DJ and production duo is the fact that, unlike some artists, they actually sing live during their concerts. While they’re uncertain where their career will go in the future, the one thing they are certain of is the fact that they’re not going anywhere. He believes that, if they took a hiatus, things would never be the same when they returned. So we wish them the best of luck.