Alex Pall is one half of the Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers is a DJing production duo, made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They have been a duo since 2012. They had a breakthrough at their first live performance in 2014, when they released their single “#Selfie”.
Alex Pall was interviewed on July 28,, 2016, by Mathias Rosenzweig. In this Interview we will see, how the duo became The Chainsmokers. Then, how they knew they would work together. Finally, the strong sense of people they believe that are connecting with their music.
Rosenzweig asked Pall how he and Taggart began working together. Pall explains that DJing was only a hobby of his. He had a little side business going in New York City, that he was passionate about. Pall says “It’s scary being in the city pursuing something that feels more like fun than a job.” Which it can be, but I’m sure I speak for the lot of us when I say we are glad he did. Pall was working with their same manager and he introduced Pall and Taggart. Andrew Taggart moved down from maine, and Pall quit his job. Thus the Chainsmokers were born.
When asked how they knew they’d work out together, Pall explained very well how the duo knew. He says they both basically knew what they brought to the table. It was mostly about what they were into growing up and what they liked musically. Then it turned into a conversation about how motivated and ambitious they were. Also how badly they both really wanted this.
Rosenzweig asked if they feel they have a strong sense of the type of people they were connecting with their music. Pall told us that thanks to Instagram he can say exactly what it is. From social media it’s easy to tell that they are going international. And reaching the age range from 16-25. The duo loves seeing videos of their fans kids enjoying their electric masterpieces. Pall explains that the duo makes the music for themselves, and that it is great that other people really enjoy it.