The Chainsmokers are one of the leading DJ duos in the world with their following growing by the day because of their regular releases and catchy sound. The combination of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart has been in place as The Chainsmokers since 2012 when the latter made the decision to move from his home in Maine to New York City. Pall had already found fame in New York as a DJ of note who was booked every weekend to perform at various events and was looking to take the next step in developing his career.
Luckily, Pall and Taggart shared a management company which allowed them the opportunity to meet and embarks on a collaboration shaking the electronic dance music sector to its core. Not only are The Chainsmokers building a global following of fans, but they are also standard bearers for those who wish to develop their career in a more rounded way to the early pioneers of electronic dance music who played little role in the songs they released. In many ways, The CHainsmokers have become the guiding lights for DJs and producers who are hoping to follow them to chart success.
One of the biggest steps taken by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart is to step out from behind the decks and to the microphone to sing on their own songs. The single, “Closer” was the first step in moving into the sector of vocals with the decision to sing alongside the artist Halsey showed the confidence the pair have in their abilities. Since the release of their debut album, “Memories… Do Not Open”, The Chainsmokers have been working to put together a live band to bring more fans into their world. KNowing vocalists such as Halsey would not be available each night to sing their parts on different tracks resulted in a rethink for Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart about how they would perform. The duo believes their ability to perform in larger venues than their Las Vegas DJ residency requires a live band and their own ability to perform live.