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.
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) October 26, 2018
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.