In just a few short years, the Chainsmokers have gone from being obscure musical artists to becoming a household name but just how did the DJ and production duo get their start? Mathias Rosenzweig recently sat down with Alex Pall to discuss their success, their views on the music industry and where they plan to go with their career in the future. The duo initially met when Pall was DJ-ing in and around New York. His manager was the one who introduced them and they immediately began working together after Pall quit his job and Taggart moved down from Maine. Taggart was in college when he first met Alex and they immediately knew they would work well together. They realized how serious each other is about making music and, before long, they were creating brand new beats and selling out countless music arenas together.
Unlike other DJs, however, they are notorious for having Pall sing on their songs, but they feel it’s completely justified. In the interview, Alex talks about how important it is for him to sing on their songs, especially when the songs pertain to them. He also praised Halsey and her individualistic musical style and identity. They want to work with artists like her who are unique and not afraid to be themselves. He also discussed their ever-expanding fanbase and how it went from being just young adults to people of all ages. Despite this, they don’t take their fame for granted.
Finally, he discussed their live concerts and how their live performances have evolved over the years as the music industry has changed and grown. Unlike some other musicians and bands, the Chainsmokers are notorious for singing live in lieu of lip syncing and this is something in which they take great pride. Also, unlike some other musicians, they don’t plan on taking any hiatuses anytime soon. He believes if they take a break and come back a few years later, things just won’t be the same as before. So we wish the Chainsmokers the best of luck on their future endeavors and on their career.