Growing up in New York, Alex Pall developed an interest in music at an early age. AS time passed, this interested turned into a favored hobby and something that he became very passionate about. Involved in the musical scene in the state, Pall became a musician in his own right and DJed at various locations as he further developed his passion for creating dance beats and electronica. It wasn’t until Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart that he realized that what he loved so much could become more than just a hobby, but a career. Having tried to balance his budding music career with his job, upon meeting Taggart, Alex Pall realized that maybe he could finally quit his job and pursue what he was truly interested in. This is exactly what happened when the pair met; their lives changed forever.
Taggart, who also grew up with a passion for music was in much the same position as Pall, albeit he was a resident of Maine and went about making his name known there. After their introductions, Taggart made the decision to move to New York to work together with Pall. The years following this have seen the duo produce many songs, each moving high on the charts than the previous. The group who dubbed themselves “The Chainsmokers,” became widely known in a relatively short amount of time for their masterfully crafted electronic an synth music, and the lyrics that they produced to go along with them. In the beginning, the pair chose not to sing themselves, instead opting for requesting other artists to provide the vocals for their tracks. Recently this has changed as The Chainsmoker work to find their individual musical identities with Taggart actually singing the songs they write. The duo still work with other artists such as Halsey, effectively adding to both their fame and the fame of those who join them to produce their tracks.
The Chainsmokers are taking on the EDM scene with a string of hits. They have cornered the market and become major producers that have a lot to say. They have stated in interviews that they are not actual Chainsmokers, but they thought it was a catchy name. So far it is a name that has continued to stick around as the powerhouse duo when it comes to music production.
The Chainsmokers are becoming one of the more powerful production teams because they bring the pop sound that urban producers have typically been known for. With a vibe that crosses into a sound that is somewhat like Timbaland and or Pharrell The Chainsmokers have crossed into electronic music with bass heavy arrangements. With hits like “Closer,” “Roses” and “Sick Boy” is it easy to see how The Chainsmokers became the leaders of pop culture. This is the duo that has managed to become one of the more popular acts that have taken over EDM.
The formula that the Chainsmokers created for their sound would be a bit different because it would be something that was out of the ordinary. They would do more than create beats. They would enlist talent like Halsey to show off their sounds. They would also sing on their own tracks. Now they are also showing their fans how they make their tracks.
This may be one of the most interesting things about The Chainsmokers. They have made millions, and they have not even been in the music business very long. They tour the world right now with now, and it all started with the “#Selfie” song in 2014. This would be the pathway to their “Bouquet” EP that would turn up the heat even more. That would all prove to be the start of continuous hits. With a tour that extends from Las Vegas to Quebec it is rather easy to see how this group has manage to gain such a large following. People that are into the EDM scene cannot overlook The Chainsmokers because they have essentially take over this genre with a recognizable sound.