Tag: DJ Duo
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.