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.