Whether you consider The Chainsmokers as electronic dance music, popular music, a unique mixture of both, or something else, the duo of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart synergizes to the fullest on nearly every track they create.
The Chainsmokers was created by Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler nearly 10 years ago. After Bixler left the group – which was far before either one of them or The Chainsmokers became famous individually or as a group – Mr. Pall went on an extensive search for suitable bandmates.
When Pall met Andrew Taggart through big-time music agent Adam Alpert, a native of New York City, New York, just like Alex Pall was, The Chainsmokers were officially recreated using the same name as Pall’s first dance with the proverbial devil.
Since, it almost seems as if The Chainsmokers’ Pall and Taggart have sold their literal souls to the devil because they’ve risen out of virtually nowhere to stardom.
Every famous musician or music group is constantly bombarded with requests for interviews by publications all around the world. Just two years ago, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart decided to work with Andry Warhol’s Interview Magazine, a digital publication that – as its name implies – publishes interviews with some of the hottest names in music.
Following below are a few things that Alex Pall talked about in the interview with the popular Internet-based publication.
Alex Pall shared in the interview that he thoroughly enjoyed the hobby of disc jockeying throughout his childhood and adolescent years while growing up in the heart of New York City. Once he became roughly 15, he managed to gain entry into nightclubs and bars to play his sets, as promoters could safely hide his appearance in DJ booths far off from the dance floor.
Although he didn’t make any – if he did bring home any payment, it wasn’t much – money in his early days of DJing, the experience of cold calling to play sets for free was a solid learning experience for Alex Pall.
Today, one of his hardest tasks is deciding which big star to partner with next. What a hard life!