Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are members of the musical duo called The Chainsmokers. The type of music they play is a form of music that goes well with dancing. They use a lot of electronic generated music in their songs. They add a certain human element to their music and they don’t want to be looked at as just a couple of DJ’S sitting behind a console and coming up with random beat music. They want to make their brand of dance music stand out and they try to personalize it with their own thoughts and feelings. In a form of music that is many times sterile of emotions they want to assert emotion into it.
Alex Pall practiced as a hobby being a DJ when he was growing up. He was able to find some work at the time in New York City but he looked at it as a part time thing and not a full time career. Over time this began to change and he began to take his music career more seriously. His manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart and they saw that they could work together and that is how the music duo got started.
Andrew Taggart liked electronic music before it became main streamed. He didn’t let this stop him from moving forward. As it became more popular it helped to encourage him. He knew that he was on the right path to something possibly big. When he first met Alex they knew right away that they would be a good fit for each other. The two began to practice every day in Andrew’s apartment and eventually it all came together. They were very insightful as to what was working in the music scene and also what wasn’t working. They were both very ambitious and bent on becoming a success. They both went on a journey in which they pushed themselves musically. They didn’t want to look at this as just being a job. It was to be something fun to do that also paid their bills and that is just what has happened to The Chainsmokers.