The Chainsmokers is DJ and production duo consisting Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The two have lately experienced remarkable audience since their first live performance in 2014. In an interview with Mathias Rosenzweig of interview magazine, the duo extensively gives an account of their lives before they met and their artistic journey together. It appears that both had a passion for DJing even before they met. With time, Alex Pall developed a passion for dance music, and he thought it would be worth it if he tried focusing it. So, he quit his job after meeting with Drew (a producer) and moved down from Maine. It then that Alex met Andrew. It was love at first sight. Their shared interest, determination, hard and passion propelled them to be better each day.
Competing in the industry is demanding. Alex states that competition in the industry is stiff, and hence they have to keep learning and trying new things to stay interesting and engaged. To them, this was more than a thing that pays their bills. In the recent past, people have started relating to their music. This is the motivating factor that makes them want more and more.
Alex acknowledges that they collaborate with songwriters in writing their songs. The growing popularity has fueled the demand for an album. However, he feels that there is no need to have 10-12 songs that do not relate. About Hasley, he describes her as an incredible and unique artist that he would always love to work with. She has a strong voice and real.
Pall appreciates the role of social media in getting feedback from their fans, which is exciting and encouraging for them. He is particularly happy that people of different diversities are developing an emotional connection with their songs. The song “#Selfie” has put them on the world map and he feels there is a need to be dynamic in their live show and giving their audience a whole new experience.
For a start, the song “closer” will change how the show works.