Alex Pall grew up in New York and was passionate about DJing where he based his career. While in an art gallery he found out that dance music was taking much of his time and wanted to give it a shot. His manager introduced him to Andrew, and they started working immediately.
Andrew Taggart, on the other hand, was a college student before meeting Alex. He was interested in DJing and was among the first people to love electronic music. He always made music and was starting to produce. He managed to play at a few shows and put a few songs on SoundCloud which was enough to encourage him. He attended Syracuse in L.A. and was an intern at Interscope who were in a way managing him. Four years ago he took a bus from Maine to New York City and met with Alex, and they got along.
Andrew with his incredible production talents and Alex with the many DJ gigs and his social marketing strategy got to work almost immediately after sharing ideas. The duo works with songwriters as well as writing the songs with them; they either write the songs or guide the writers.
Chainsmokers is at a point where they feel the need to identify themselves and make a long list of work to go along with it and not just three random hit singles, six good songs, few dance records and perhaps an interlude, which is common in most of the DJ albums available.Chainsmokers is getting more on the international scene with fans from South Africa and also the Philippines with an audience of 16 to 25, but the songs are still transcending age.
Lately, their audience has changed to over 30 and under 15, and the pressure is on when they have to perform their songs.The Chainsmokers believe that with the expansion of their audience, they try to keep up with the trends and also bringing new and vibrant shows. They think that when an artist gets complacent, then someone else takes the spot. For them, it’s about being at the forefront of pursuing new heights and giving their fans new experiences.