The Chainsmokers are DJs Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who have gone from performing across New York to becoming two of the most sought-after musical collaborators in the world. Alex Pall is the creative partner with the most experience in the music industry after starting his career as The Chainsmokers with another DJ and finding success across New York. In 2012, Pall found his work as a DJ was taking up more of his time than his day job and was looking to make the move into music full-time when his initial collaborator decided against continuing their partnership.
As Alex Pall was searching for another creative partner, Andrew Taggart was making his way to New York from college in Maine where he had become well-known for his individual style and love of electronic dance music. Taggart had enjoyed such an impressive rise to success that he was already talking to the management team who worked alongside Alex Pall before leaving college and heading to New York to meet his future collaborator with The Chainsmokers.
Me and the homies tonight pic.twitter.com/9pOWPFPkd1
— Alex Pall (@AlexPallNY) May 12, 2018
Alex Pall is quick to explain the shared love of electronic dance music has been the most reason for the strength of collaboration between himself and Andrew Taggart. Almost immediately, Pall quit his day job as Taggart moved to New York and began taking advantage of each day by working on their music and a plan to build The Chainsmokers brand. Over the course of just a few years, The Chainsmokers have moved from DJs in New York to a band many of the world’s leading performers and writers are looking to work with.
Through his work keeping The Chainsmokers brand in the public eye on social media, Alex Pall believes he and Taggart have created a new path for DJs to tread which allows them to enter the writer’s room and create music they can feel proud of. By stepping out of the DJ booth, Pall and Taggart are both making a mark on the music business in a positive way for the future.