Alex Pall is part of an EDM due called The Chainsmokers. They came out with their breakthrough hit, “#Selfie” in 2015. The song was in the top 10 in singles lists throughout the world. The song had also rocketed them up into the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. iHeart Radio has given them five awards for their talents.
DJing was never new to Alex Pall; he had been DJing for his whole life. He was working alongside another DJ named Rhett Bixler. However, Bixler left and there was a need for another DJ to take his place. The manager, Adam Alpert, told Andrew Taggart about the opportunity. At the time, Taggart lived in the state of Maine. He took transit down to New York to take advantage of the opportunity.
At the time that Alex Pall met Andrew Taggart, Andrew Pall was attending New York University. He was studying the topics of music business and art history. Andrew Taggart was in New York City because he was an intern at Interscope Records. He was a student at Syracuse University.
Andrew joined the duo in 2012. From then on out, they created great music and gained as much experience as possible. In 2012, they worked with Priyanka Chopra, an Indian singer, and came out with an album in 2013.
Alex Pall has been very prosperous through his pursuits as a DJ of EDM music. What really proves his success is that he was able to afford a house in Hollywood Hills. A recent article from the Wall Street journal talks about his lovely home. Built in the thirties, the home has a bungalow feel. However, more features were added to it over the years. Additions from the past 30 years make the house appear a bit industrial.
An interesting development has been an increase in the types of people who listen to them. They have been quite popular with people who are younger than their original audience.
The Chainsmokers are Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, two DJs working together to form a band. They produce as well.
Pall and Taggart were introduced in 2012 by mutual friend and band manager Adam Alpert, who knew both men and knew they were both DJs. Pall was looking for a partner for the Chainsmokers and Alpert felt they would work well together. He was right and the chemistry between Pall and Taggart was quick and easy. Soon enough Taggart had moved from his native Maine to New York, where Pall was, and the two quit their respective jobs and began rehearsing full-time.
After they spent well over a year perfecting their synergy and style, they played their first live show at Terminal 5 in September of 2014 as the opening act for Timeflies. After a successful show and a positive response, the Chainsmokers began releasing recorded material.
They began with a pair of EPs, “Bouquet” and “Collage.” In 2017 they released their first full-length LP entitled “Memories…Do Not Open.” It was a fast success, topping both the Top 200 and Dance/Electronic charts at Billboard at the same time. The album is still a regular at the top of the Dance/Electronic chart. “Memories” is tied with “Demon Days” from the Gorillaz for the third most non-consecutive weeks at the number one spot on that chart. Since “Demon Days” took 13 years to get that many weeks, it is likely that “Memories” will surpass it in the near future, as the album is still a staple at clubs and on the radio.
After “Memories…Do Not Open” the Chainsmokers released another EP, “Sick Boy“, and has announced their second LP is in the works with a likely release date of late 2018 or early 2019.
In between albums and EPs the Chainsmokers have released numerous free singles through their website. These songs are ones the duo feels stand better alone than on an album of different sounding tracks. The Chainsmokers like to splice different genres of music into these singles, showcasing their diverse interests and intentions to grow as musicians.