Andrew Taggart was in college when he was introduced to Alex Pall; Alex Pall was already DJing in New York City at the time. The two were introduced through a mutual associate and became The Chainsmokers, a DJ/producer duo that has released several hit records since their introduction.
“It was a hobby of mine,” Alex Pall said in reference to DJing. Alex Pall had already made a career for himself as a DJ in New York City. “It was more just side work that I was really passionate about,” Pall confessed. Pall was in an art gallery when he realized that music was the center of his life, and it was time to take it seriously.
Andrew Taggart first became truly invested in the music world after posting a couple of his songs to Soundcloud. Eventually, Taggart caught the eye of Interscope Records and began working as an intern. Taggart was here working at Interscope when he was introduced to Alex Pall.
Both Pall and Taggart knew from the start that their partnership would be a success. “It was mostly about what we liked musically and what we were into growing up,” Alex Pall said about their first series of conversations. “It became a chat about how drive and ambitious we were.” Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart both wanted to be a known entity in the music industry. This drive is what has turned The Chainsmokers into a sensation.
Alex Pall confessed that due to their choice of genre, it is hard for people to take them seriously. The EDM-pop music genre is generally seen as simple dance music, but almost any music can be danced to. Even though The Chainsmokers do not typically perform their own vocals, they do write their own music. Their music is a representation of how they see the world; it is a glimpse into the lives of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, despite most people simply seeing it as dance music.
The methods of song production changed for The Chainsmokers when Andrew Taggart wanted to sing on “Closer.” Alongside Halsey, Taggart provides the vocals for the first ever Chainsmokers song. With just drastic changes already in effect, the future of The Chainsmokers is always a mystery.