The Chainsmokers have been one of the most successful bands of the last few years have worked their way into the upper echelons of the music industry from DJ’s around New York to working with some of the most successful musicians in the world. What sets apart The Chainsmokers from their fellow DJ’s is the fact the duo has worked hard to prove themselves to be more than just interpreters of the songwriting skills of others by including their own life experiences and feelings in the songs they perform.
Alex Pall is the founding member of The Chainsmokers and spent much of his time in the early part of the decade building a following for his DJ sets across New York and the wider U.S. Pall recently revealed his life began to change in 2012 when he felt his DJ work was taking up more of his time than his day job and decided to find a musical collaborator to make his dreams of musical stardom come true; Alex Pall believes the decision to work with Andrew Taggart in 2012 has been the catalyst for his success as the pair share more than simply a love of electronic dance music.
The Chainsmokers are undoubtedly one of the most successful bands of recent times but Alex Pall believes taking the risk to step out from behind the DJ booth and become performers in their own right has proven a good decision. Pall and Taggart have both broken the barrier of DJ’s not playing a role in the songwriting process and have gone so far as to sing alongside respected artists such as Halsey.
Another area Alex Pall has used to the advantage of The Chainsmokers is his understanding of the area of social media which has been used to build the brand of the duo and extend their fan base around the world. Alongside building a more fan-oriented live show, The Chainsmokers are also looking to create a powerful image which will see them continue their dominance of the electronic dance music landscape under the guidance of Alex Pall and his personal feelings for style and marketing.