Usually, DJs rely on the excellence of songwriters and vocalists to complement their beats. However, the Chainsmokers, a group made of two DJs, broke this norm when Alex Pall sang in their global hit song ‘Closer’ featuring Halsey. Notably, the duo have the ambition to revolutionize the dance music genre by being recognizable artists rather than faceless beat crafters operating turntables.
Alex Pall started being a DJ at a tender age because he was passionate about the job. Precisely, he was obsessed with dance music and decided to pursue it further. He met his current manager back then, who later introduced him to his present partner and the other half of the Chainsmokers band, Andrew Taggart. After the two met, they stated working immediately after Alex quit his job.
On the other hand, Andrew venture into the DJ career while still in college. Like Alex, he too had a passion for electronic dance music. At the time, the genre was unpopular, with many student laughing at Andrew for his poor taste in music. However, when he left, many of his colleagues were huge fans of Avicii. Andrew started out by posting some of his works on SoundCloud and performing in college parties. Later on, when he met Alex, the duo clicked instantly and started working together.
According to Alex, the Chainsmokers duo share the same core values, a factor that has been a significant contributor to their success. Besides putting effort on this job because it pays for their bills, the band also strive to make their music productions relatable to their audiences. To keep their content interesting, the two always try to implement new styles.
The music industry is a fiercely competitive sector, as every producer and singer always works hard to be the standout performer. After their breakthrough, the Chainsmokers decided not to confine themselves to electronic dance music; all they cared about was producing good music. In this regard, they released some of their biggest hit to date, including ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, ‘Roses’ and ‘Waterbed’. Essentially, this tracks fuse multiple genres such as hip-hop, indie, dance, and pop.