The Chainsmokers Creator Alex Pall and His Encounter with Andrew Taggart

He was working at an art gallery before it all happened. He was working as a DJ in New York City while he had a stable job. Before the creation of the group, he was even pursuing a Master’s in the New York University. This is the story of the prestigious and very well-paid DJ Alex Pal, before the creation of the famous electronic music band The Chainsmokers.


Everybody has already heard of Something Just Like This, a song that wouldn’t leave the U.S. Billboards for months after its release, having been a collaboration with one of the most long-standing famous bands of the pop culture: Coldplay.


The song Closer, featuring the singer and composer Halsey, was also a tremendous success, having been released in July 2016, and quickly peaking at no. 1 at the Billboards of the United States and the United Kingdom.


Their recent 2017 debut album “Memories… Do Not Open” was also an overwhelming success, with numbers that have beaten records and elected The Chainsmokers to one of the most influential names in the genre. In 2017 was also the year when they released their single “Paris” who quickly achieved gold certification in Canada and in the United States, having received 270 million streams in Spotify in the entire year. The official video for “Paris” was released sometime after the song was published and features the star and model Martha Hunt.


How did Alex Pall find such success?


Alex Pall was already working as a DJ even before he met the partner who would make the duo of the Chainsmokers. Funny enough, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, which are now famous for co-founding The Chainsmokers, didn’t create the group together. Alex Pall had already invented the name with a friend of his, but years after their first released songs his friend left the group and Alex Pall was alone.


Through a mutual contractor, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart met, and it was instantly evident that both had a lot of passion for the genre. They quickly started composing together and became popular in the electronic music genre, with fans of both artists already picking up in the trend that was becoming The Chainsmokers.