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The Beginning of Alex Pall of The ChainSmokers November 9, 2018

Many of us have sung along to the tunes of “Closer”, “Don’t Let Me Down”, “Something Just Like This”, and “Roses”. The power duo behind the beats, The Chainsmokers, are an electronic dance music (EDM) group. Rising in popularity, their songs have climbed the charts.

In an article, “Closer” in collaboration with Halsey had just released. In it, The Chainsmokers wanted a voice fused with their crafted beats. As many of us know, EDM normally focuses on the beats produced by the DJ and not so much on vocals. The Chainsmokers wanted to evolve from that and create their own brand of EDM. The Chainsmokers, a duo consisting of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were asked in an interview on how they met. To summarize, they were introduced by their manager, who coincidentally shared the same one. Once they met, it was like a rocket taking off. There was no turning back. Alex Pall, initially DJing as a hobby, started his journey DJing around New York City. DJing was a side hustle for Alex Pall at the time, however, in the interview, he indicated it wasn’t just about that. He said that he was “really passionate” about DJing. Meanwhile, while in Maine, Andrew Taggart was in college. He stated that he was into electronic music before it really took off in the mainstream. His interest peaked and started producing his own work. He released a few of his work and took part in a couple shows. This quickly inspired him to pursue DJing even further. Once Alex and Andrew met, they began working together immediately. A few years later, the duo became The Chainsmokers. The interview goes on to ask various questions about their chemistry and constructing “strong identities as artists”.

The Chainsmokers later reveal that the songs they produce are personal, that it was about their lives. They go on to describe what it was like collaborating with Halsey and the pressures they feel in performing for their audience. They wanted to give their audience a grand performance and to deliver the best experience possible to them. They felt compelled to evolve their performance each time.

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