The ambitious, DJing, New York native, Alex Pall, member of the pop duo, The Chainsmokers. After reading Pall’s featured interview on Interviewmagazine.com, I learned that Pall is no stranger to hard work, perseverance, and dedication. In the beginning years of his music career Pall worked in an art gallery during the day and DJ’d during the night. Pall purposefully started to build a career as a DJ in New York City. He consciously witnessed his passion for music grow rapidly around this time. Soon Pall’s love for dance music consumed his life. DJing and producing became so prominent in his life that it became more like a fun hobby to him instead of work. He decided to take his passion for music more seriously. His manager at the time introduced him to his current bandmate, Andrew Taggart. Taggart and Pall produced and wrote their own music together, alongside other talented songwriters for several years before they scored a number one hit with “Closer”. Alex Pall admit that him and Andrew hit it off almost immediately after meeting each other. Their love for music go as far as their childhood. Not to mention their incredible work ethic made it easier to determine if they wanted to create an elite partnership together.
Alex Pall reminds me so much of myself. I am a young multi-talented entrepreneur pursuing a career in the entertainment business. I am a server part time during the day and a filmmaker during the evening. My love for art never made me interested enough to work for a art gallery. However, I am a fan. I love the arts as much as I love good food. What I appreciate most about Alex is that he knew what he wanted, he knew what fueled him, and he went for it without hesitation. That alone gives me so much hope. It reassures me that no matter how hard it gets, I must continue to strive for whatever fulfills my soul.
In just a few short years, the Chainsmokers rose from obscurity to achieve international fame and acclaim but just how did this DJ and production duo come together in the first place? Alex Pall recently sat down with Mathias Rosenzweig to discuss the origins of the group and where they plan to go in the future. Alex talked about his upbringing in New York City and how he began DJ-ing in and around the big apple. However, it wasn’t until he met Andrew Taggart that he decided to pursue a professional career in music. Afterwards, they started working together on a daily basis. They both take their music very seriously which is how they knew their partnership would end up being productive and successful.
He also discussed how important it is to release their music in intervals so it has time to reach their intended audience. Pall then discussed the fact that they sing on their own songs which is rare for DJs to do. Nevertheless, they make no apologies for it, saying it’s important for them to sing on their songs, especially when it’s a song about them. He also believes it’s important for music to be grounded and relatable. When discussing their collaboration with Halsey, he mentioned what a cool and individual artist she is. She is the kind of artist with whom they enjoy collaborating. He then discussed the duo’s growing demographic.
Initially, their audience was predominantly college-aged kids but it has since expanded to include people of all ages. Despite their success, he says they don’t take any of their fame for granted and really appreciate all the fans who listen to and love their music. They’re also very passionate about their live shows. In the interview, he discussed how their concert will continue to grow and evolve alongside the music scene. Additionally, he mentioned how they don’t lip sync in their concerts, which is something not all artists can say, and they take great pride in singing live during their shows. And rest assured they’re not going anywhere. They plan on continuing their music careers as long as possible.