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.