The Chainsmokers have built a strong career in the electronic dance music sector with the aid of their fun form of pop which seems to appeal to listeners of all ages. Formed in their latest incarnation in 2012, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have proven to be one of the world’s most instinctively impressive duos. Unlike many of their peers in the DJ/producer role, The Chainsmokers are not willing to blindly follow other DJ/producers who have been happy to build their career on the back of the work of guest vocalists and experienced songwriters.
Looking back to the start of the recording career of The Chainsmokers, one finds a DJ collaboration which had already achieved great success as a live act in and around New York City from 2012 onwards. The Chainsmokers made their first breakthrough in 2014 with the release of the single, “#Selfie” which was initially released as a free download before its rerelease made the song a global hit. The duo found themselves at the head of an international train of success which led to them releasing numerous hits throughout the summer of 2016 and 2017.
Alex Pall believes there are many reasons why a song and artist can become a success but believes much of their own fame is based on the fact they have taken ownership of their career. As far back as 2012, Alex Pall was trying to find new ways of achieving the musical success he craved and giving up his day job in favor of a music career. The Chainsmokers had been a major part of the life of Alex Pall since before the DJ duo of Pall and Andrew Taggart formed their partnership in 2012.
Over the course of the last six years, Alex Pall has seen his life change with a move to Los Angeles from New York City and a DJ residency in Las Vegas. The DJ duo are climbing up the list of the highest-paid DJ’s on the planet as they continue to grow their international fanbase.