The Story of Alex Pall, the DJ that Started the Chainsmokers

The Chainsmokers are an international success, and their music is widely influential in the electro-music culture.

Having been created by the duo of DJ’s Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, it was initially just the two of them in New York, but it grew to something much bigger throughout their careers. Right now, they are releasing a new track called “Closer” for their most recent album.

If you’ve never listened to “Don’t let me down” by the Chainsmokers, you must be living under a rock. They continue to hit the billboards of the hottest electronic music of the year, and 2018 is no exception. Their new track “Closer” will feature the pop star Ashley Frangipane, best known by her singer name “Halsey.”

The Chainsmokers is known for mixing human voice with their electronic songs, something that differs wildly from what used to be done at the beginning of the genre.

Alex Pall is a DJ since he was a teenager, and his hobby became a passion. Alex liked to play his equipment around New York, and friends would encourage him. It was all just a side-hobby until he started to gain popularity and to present himself around the city. Pall got the attention of a manager, who introduced him to Andrew Taggart, another electronic music enthusiast that was looking for a partner to start what would later become “The Chainsmokers.”

Alex had a stable job in an art gallery in Chelsea, but, as the partnership started growing and the two realized that they had stumbled on something, Alex Pall quit his job and became a full-time DJ with Andrew. Alex also had enrolled at the University to study art history at the University of New York.

 

 

Andrew Taggart, on the other hand, was already in college even before the partnership began. He was already producing and listening to electronic music before Avicii became a phenomenon and electro became a thing. He was at Interscope Records before he met Alex;

 

With the partnership of the two, the Chainsmokers began releasing original tracks in SoundCloud, where they started to get popular and started to gain the attention of electronic music fans.

 

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The “Side Effects” of The Chainsmokers

EDM-pop superstars The Chainsmokers, Alex Pall (the Chainsmokers DJ) and Andrew Taggart (the Chainsmokers producer) , have been around on the scene since 2012, with songs from Taggart circulating around Soundcloud while being an intern at Interscope Records and Pall working at an art gallery before the two eventually met through Pall’s manager Adam Alpert. However, they picked up steam with songs such as #Selfie and Roses in 2014 and 2015, in that order, rising to even greater heights with international smashes like “Don’t Let Me Down” and their Billboard number-one “Closer”, the former of which won the Grammy for Best Dance Recording. Nowadays, they tour the world performing in festivals and stadiums of all kinds and collaborating with the likes of Coldplay as well as Halsey. They also have two EPs (Bouquet and Collage, respectively) and a debut album (Memories…Do Not Open) under their belt on top of a three-year long Vegas residency and a plethora of accolades including eight iHeartRadio Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards and two American Music Awards to name a few. The duo’s most recent single, Side Effects which has Riverdale star Camila Mendes as the lead of the music video, is a far cry from the slow-moving EDM-pop-centric sound of their past work. Featuring longtime collaborater Emily Warren, Side Effects is an uptempo glimmering disco-funk earworm about the ups and downs of modern-day relationships ready for the radio and parties across the states and the world at large. Unlike songs like Sick Boy and You Owe me, which take a decidedly darker turn, reflecting the winter time it was released in and tackling personal issues the duo were going through at the time, Side Effects is a certifiable summer jam that is sure to rule the summer this and every following year.

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