Alex Pall Discusses Origins and Career of Chainsmokers

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are two halves of the DJ and production duo known worldwide as the Chainsmokers but, as hard as it may be to believe, they weren’t always a household name. Mathias Rosenzweig recently had a chat with Pall to discuss how they first formed the Chainsmokers and where they plan to go in the future. The two first met in the empire state when Taggart was matriculating at a university in NYC and Pall was taking various gigs in and around the city.

They were first introduced by Alex’s manager and instantly felt a connection which is how they knew they would work well together. From there, they started working together on a regular basis and it wasn’t long before they released their first hit single, Selfie. This led to them releasing a string of hit songs and, before they knew it, their fame had become pervasive.

While most DJs don’t sing on their own songs, the Chainsmokers are an exception to this rule. Pall, however, makes no apologies for this, insisting it’s important for him to provide his vocals on the track since the lyrics pertain to him. When discussing their collaboration with Halsey, he had nothing but nice things to say about her, saying she’s a really cool artist with her own unique style. She’s the kind of artist they hope to continue working with in the future. As for their demographic, it’s really grown over the years from college-aged students to people of all ages.

He then talked about how their concerts have changed quite a bit over the years as the music scene continues to grow and change. While not all artists sing live at their concerts, the Chainsmokers do and they’re quite proud of this fact. And they don’t plan on taking a break. He believes if they take a break from making music and return in a couple of years, things just wouldn’t be the same as they were before. So they plan to continue making music as long as possible and we wish them luck on the future of their career.