Millions of us dream of turning our hobby into a successful career but few of us can claim to have as much success as The Chainsmokers Alex Pall in doing so. Now one of the most famous recording groups in the world, The Chainsmokers began life as a weekend project of Pall and a DJ friend who would tour the bars and clubs of New York creating music as a part-time addition to their everyday jobs.
Alex Pall has explained in various interviews his love of performing and the need to create electronic music soon became all-consuming and took over his day job to such an extent he was concentrating on his DJ work rather than his nine to five employment. In 2012, the dream looked to be over when the first DJ collaborator of Alex Pall decided to leave the band at a time when the New York-based musician was working closely with a management team to extend the reach of the band. In Maine, Andrew Taggart had just left college and was dreaming of a musical career when he was put into contact with Alex Pall by a member of Pall’s management group.
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Alex Pall now believes the arrival of Andrew Taggart as a member of The Chainsmokers pushed him to quit his day job and make a full-time career out of what was then simply a DJ duo. The pair worked every day to create new music and a distinctive style which has led to them stepping out from behind the DJ booth and becoming known performers in their own right. As Alex Pall explains, very few people recognise the world’s most successful DJ’s as they are often pushed into the background by more famous guest performers on their tracks; to avoid a similar fate, The Chainsmokers have sung on their own recordings and are working hard to develop a live show which places them at the forefront of each and every performance.