The Chainsmokers Alex Pall had been building a solid career as a DJ in New York with an original DJ partner from his base in New York when he made the decision to push the boundaries of his work a little further. Pall wanted to take what was his part-time hobby and extend it further to become a full-time job allowing him to quit his job and concentrate solely on music; searching for a new collaborator led to the breakup of the original DJ duo including Alex Pall with the void filled by Electronic Dance Music expert, Andrew Taggart.
Building a collaboration in a creative field is meant to be a difficult thing to do but for Pall and Taggart the connection to begin their creative collaboration was almost instant. For the majority of fans, the move to a more music-based act over simply playing the music of others in a DJ set has been impressive and the fact the traditional role of the DJ has been challenged by The Chainsmokers has also come as something of a surprise to fans from around the world. Over the course of the last few years, the duo has been looking to move into the limelight more with their number of guest performers lowered as they perform their own songs as vocalists alongside some of the world’s biggest stars.
Alex Pall believes the image and marketing aspects of The Chainsmokers need to be as perfect as possible at all times if the band are to continue to build on their recent run of hits and growing fan base. The Chainsmokers are refusing to remain hidden behind the DJ booth and are instead looking to build an image under the leadership of Alex Pall which will be known to fans everywhere; both Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall bring specific skills to the band which now helps them to develop their careers in the music industry with great skill and with an eye on the future of the band.