Over the past four years, The Chainsmokers have grown into a worldwide phenomenon, taking over charts all over the world. With hit singles like ‘Closer’, ‘Roses’, ‘Don’t Get Me Down’ and ‘Sick Boy’, the duo has managed to capture not just the hearts of their fans, but the electronic music industry as well.
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— Alex Pall (@AlexPallNY) May 12, 2018
The Chainsmokers consists of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, who were two DJs brought together by a common manager. After experimenting with a few sounds, the duo decided to set up the foundations for their music style and image that they were going to go with. After a while, they become the new kids on the block and the ones playing in everyone’s playlists. The fact that the duo sings over their own songs is also something that has got a lot of attention. Not many DJs who currently produce electronic music sing over their own songs. Most of them turn to other well-known vocalists to fill out the void in their tracks. However, The Chainsmokers have always been the ones to go down the path less traveled, which is why they decided to let their very own be featured on tracks like ‘Closer’ and ‘Sick Boy’.
Being in tune with the current experiences that today’s youth are going through and making music about it has always been one of the defining facets of The Chainsmokers. In a recent interview, Alex Pall, one half of the group spoke about what drives them to make the kind of songs that captivate their audiences. They believe in always making music about the events in their lives that they are going through, which is something that people are naturally drawn towards. Their fans can relate to their music, which is what makes them tune into them with every new song that they come out with.
Both members of the duo have always been into music since a young age. They shared similar backgrounds of starting to DJ at an early age and shared their passion for making electronic music. Together, they managed to make something that is truly iconic and has made a mark on the electronic music industry.