Nowadays, The Chainsmokers are a household name but their pervasive fame and fortune didn’t transpire overnight. So just how was the DJ and production duo able to achieve such worldwide fame so quickly? Mathias Rosenzweig recently sat down with Alex Pall to discuss the origins of their musical career, how they’ve dealt with their fame over the years and what lies ahead in their future. The two first crossed paths in the big apple when Taggart was matriculating at Syracuse University and Pall was still a fledgling DJ taking gigs in and around the city. After Pall’s manager introduced them, they began working together on a regular basis and, before they knew it, they dropped their first hit single, Selfie. A short while later, they released their next hit single, Roses, and it wasn’t long before the DJ and production duo had become a household name. The rest, as they say, is musical history.
What makes them unique is the fact that they actually sing on their own songs but Alex has insisted it’s necessary as the music pertains to his life. He also had a great time collaborating with Halsey as he discussed what a cool, unique and individual artist she is. They also feel a sense of closeness with their demographic which used to be mostly college students but has since expanded to include people of all ages. And they don’t take any of their fame for granted.
Pall made it quite clear how grateful he is for everyone who loves and listens to their songs. Their live shows have continued to evolve alongside the ever-changing music industry. They are particularly proud of the fact that, unlike many artists, they actually sing live during their concerts. And they’re planning on sticking around for as long as possible as Pall believes that if he took a hiatus and returned to the music scene a few years later, things just wouldn’t be the same. So we wish them the best of luck on the future of their music and hope they have continued success in the future of their career.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the Chainsmokers an American DJ/production duo. The two met through their manager who was then Alex’s manager. They immediately quit their jobs and settled in New York to focus on their dream and build a future around dance/electronic music. They have amassed so much honor in 2018 from releasing several top hits and obtaining numerous awards. The “Everybody hates me” hitmakers have hit the headlines after their march audio-only Track garnered 9 million views on Youtube in less than a month.
In the Billboard Music Awards that were held on Sunday, the duo paid tribute to the beloved Swedish DJ who had lost his life to Mental illness. They dedicated their award for the best dance/electronic act to him saying; they are where they are today because Avicii encouraged them to believe in themselves. He inspired them to be successful pop artists and they would miss him. Halsey, the star of the moment who collaborated with them on “Closer” and had accompanied encouraged the audience to watch out for their family and friends with Mental health issues, showing them love and supporting them the best way they know how to.
Tim Bergling, who was internationally known by his stage name, Avicii died on 20th April and his family revealed that he was mentally ill thus committing suicide. According to the president of Geffen Records, a label he worked with, his unreleased Tracks may be released. He is an Icon in the pop music industry and will be overwhelmingly missed by his fans and the EDM community in General.
The Chainsmokers are setting the bar high for other artists in the industry by having great visuals for their shows. In a recent show in Miami, the duo had an electrifying concert making all their fans happy. They performed both new songs and their commercial hits alongside electro mashups. Their handwork is paying off now that their efforts are being rewarded. In March this year, the iHeartRadio awards accorded them four awards marking it one of their high points this year. Now more than ever they are motivated to push through boundaries set by usual DJs.