Are you into high-rhythmic movements? Do you like to listen to music that is high in tempo? How about songs that are full of melody? If you answered yes to some of the questions, then you’ve surely heard about The Chainsmokers. This group/duo is composed of two members, and they were brought together by a manager named Adam Alpert. Since the inception of the duo, electronic-dance music has seen a resurgence in activity thanks to the duo’s dynamic range in producing music. Alex Pall is one-half of the duo, and he already had plenty of disc-jockey experience. The other half of the duo is Drew Taggart, and he interning at a prominent record label. This match seemed to be destined for greatness as both figures shared the same interests.
In 2012, the two individuals got started by making remixes, which is very popular with this specific style of music. The remixes were for indie music and the band got its foot in the door by collaborating with Priyanka Chopra, Indian actress. This collaboration introduced the world to the somewhat hit song “Eraser.” Between 2013 – 2014, the band had found its footing and started doing live performances. Released in December 2013, “Selfie” became an instant hit, and it put the band on everyone’s radar. After a string of other chart-topping singles, the band had become a household name. “Roses” was a huge commercial success, and it thrusted the band into the limelight. This up-and-up trajectory has continued to this very day.
Reflecting the moment is something that The Chainsmokers does very well, and its new single epitomizes this notion to the fullest. “Sick Boy,” the band’s new hit, is a lot different and is a lot darker than the previous singles of the past. As of now, The Chainsmokers are riding high on success from this distinct sound, but who knows exactly what’s in store in the years to come.
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are known for weaving their humanness into the music they write, as opposed to the coldly calculated beats that bands like Deadmau 5 produce. They seek to open up their personal affairs and cough up their innermost information with each passing song they compose.
Usually, the emotion this style generates is a sense of intense happiness and elation, but The Chainsmokers take on a unique prowess to the art and add in their own flavor to the mix as their audience grows in loyal fans and regular consumers of their craft. Ever since Alex Pall was a kid he would play the disc jockey, which would later form the backbone of his current affairs.
He would love to perform musical notation from the instrument, and it became an activity that gave him immense pleasure, and a specialty in the music scene. Alex Pall used his passion for the DJ to play venues in the hustling and bustling City of New York, which became an amorous occupation of his. Although the gigs alone served a core element to his ardent relationship to music, what added to his already stirring harmonic passion was the adventure of pursuing a fun loving purpose in the midst of an industrious location, where the norm was to work for money rather than to ambitiously leap towards something higher than himself. It was at this point when Alex Pall was laboring in an Art Gallery inside the parameters of New York City, where he learned that his entire desire for cultivating music was so intense, it overpowered his paradigm of working a job to pay the bills for a living. Soon enough as fate has it, his music advisor introduced Andrew Taggart to Alex Pall, and the two quickly adapted to their lucky break to form what is now The Chainsmokers.