Alex Pall says that he grew up with a strong interest in being a DJ which grew into his main hobby. Once he was going to college he started to make a part-time career of it doing various gigs around New York City. He says he was really passionate about being a DJ but felt a bit worried that it felt more like fun to him than a real job. One day he was working at an art gallery when it hit him that he should drop everything else and pursue being a DJ as his career. He wanted to give it a proper shot and so he talked to his manager. His manager had another client by the name of Andrew “Drew” Taggart. He put them together and right off the bat they clicked in what they wanted out of their musical careers and what their music would be about.
Today, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart are the music duo known as The Chainsmokers. They’ve been around for about three years now and have a number of chart-topping songs under their belts. Unlike most DJ bands they have a hand in writing their own music. Most of the musicians in their genre hide behind their music and don’t really reveal much about themselves. Pall and Taggart, however, reveal themselves through their music and the lyrics they use. They also do their own vocals while other DJ’s in the industry typically hire other people to sing for them.
Alex Pall says that by using Instagram he can see what type of people are listening to The Chainsmokers. He says that he and Drew are pretty excited that their music is being listened to around the world. He says that beyond North America and Europe their music is catching on in places like the Philippines and South Africa. Many of their fans are in the 16 to 25-year-old range, Alex Pall says. He is pretty sure that their fans are an even mix of girls and boys. He also likes to see videos from fans who have their children singing The Chainsmokers songs.