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Alex Pall: From Local DJ to Worldwide Sensation


Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are the two people who make up The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers are a Grammy Award winning DJ/production duo that have made over half a dozen songs that have charted on the Billboard Hot 100. They started off making simple dance music, but eventually, their music branched out into something truly unique. Now their music has meaningful lyrics and unique background music. Together, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have revolutionized what it means to be a DJ act in the music industry.

“Closer”, for many fans, marked a turning point in the careers of The Chainsmokers. For one, it is one of their most meaningful songs to date. Second, it marked the debut of Andrew Taggart as lead singer. Prior to the release of “Closer,” neither Pall nor Taggart performed the vocals for their music; they relied on guest vocalists to provide that part of the track.

During the promotional tour for “Closer,” Alex Pall conducted an interview with Interview Magazine, and he discussed a variety of topics. Some of the topics included, their origin, their future, and how The Chainsmokers came up with their unique sound.

Like most interviews, this one began with the interviewer asking Alex Pall about where he came from and how he entered into the music industry.

Pall explained that he had been interested in music at a young age, and while it was a hobby for the majority of his career, he realized that music was consuming his life and began to take it seriously. According to Pall, he was in an art gallery when he came to this realization.

Pall’s partner, Andrew Taggart was going to school in Maine when he was recommended to meet up with Pall and see if things click. They did. Pall and Taggart were able to quickly create a professional relationship.

The interview concluded with Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart discussing their future. Primarily, they talked about how Taggart being the lead singer of the group was a positive move for the group. Now, The Chainsmokers no longer need to rely on guest vocalists to complete their songs. Taggart has the skills to keep The Chainsmoker’s music sound fresh.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chainsmokers-dj-alex-palls-super-hip-hollywood-home-1530292559


The Chainsmokers: Innovators in Music


The Chainsmokers are known for pushing the boundaries of music, particularly when it comes to EDM and pop music. Consistently putting out new and inventive tracks, The Chainsmokers are at it again with their latest single “Somebody”. This particular track is a bit different than others they have produced. In their track, “Somebody”, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart employed the use of modular synthesizing. They also took different vocal samples and played with the pitch levels in each to create a track with a lot of depth and interest. Recently, The Chainsmokers posted a video on their Facebook page where they explain some of the methodology that went into the song and the process of putting the track together. There are parts of the song “Somebody” that were originally intended to be put into another song which explain why there is a change in pitch in their song. Parts of this song utilize piano and it departs all the way to using synthesizers.

Topping the charts for the past 6 years, The Chainsmokers know how to produce music that stays relevant and interesting. In fact, they were recently added to the Billboard’s Dance 100 as the number 1 artist, a huge accomplishment and testament to their skills. This is especially impressive given that they are the first Dance/DJ duo to be named on Billboard’s Dance 100. Since they got started back in 2012, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have been working to change what it means for DJs to be producing and playing their own music. When it comes to their shows, they are also pushing the boundaries of what their fans will experience. Typically with DJs, there is a very limited “performance” aspect, but since Andrew Taggart sings for The Chainsmokers, they are able to come up with really interesting and inventive performances to the delight of their fans. The Chainsmokers have been working hard to pave the ground when it comes to the press and they are always looking for new ways to stand out and please their fan base. We can look forward to more ground-breaking music from The Chainsmokers in the future.

 

http://variety.com/2018/music/news/chainsmokers-halsey-honor-avicii-billboard-music-awards-1202817443/




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