The Chainsmokers have become a name known by most everyone, only to be outdone in memory by their timeless tracks. With such a chaotic schedule in the studio and while fulfilling their Las Vegas residency, finding the right balance of the most important aspects of life has taken some trial and error to get right. Now it seems, they have worked out the kinks and established a winning combination of personal relationships, professional musician collaborations, and life on tour. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart recently went into depth about how they accomplished this monumental feat that sometimes crushed other celebrities.
The first thing they speak of is finding the right balance between home life and the studio. Taggart states that although he reserves a full-sized studio for more professional chores he has to carry out, he still dedicates a small part of his home to be a creative outlet for when ideas come to mind. This allows them to enter into the studio with a few ideas beforehand, in the event of having to begin a new collaboration with other artists.
Pall went into the difficulties of balancing personal relationships and fame. He states that often times it is next to impossible to meet someone that truly understands the need for separation of the high life and actual realities that come with them, such as having to leave for six weeks on a world tour. Luckily, he has been with his current girlfriend for a couple years now and says they share many similarities that allow for reducing the stresses that come along with life in the public eye.
The Chainsmokers have struck gold in more way than monetarily, although having recently made the Forbes 100 Top Paid DJ’s List of 2018. Making it to number 31 is no small feat either, but having listened to this duo speak about how the good life has affected them, it’s apparent that they have not let the fame and money get the best of them. Their story is only gaining momentum and taking the duo into uncharted territory.
The Chainsmokers are an award winning duo who produce dance and EDM music. In the last 4 years, The Chainsmokers have been recognized with awards and seen true mainstream success. Something that most people do not know about The Chainsmokers is that they were heavily inspired by the late DJ Avicii.
DJ Avicii is a Swedish DJ whose real name is Tim Bergling. Avicii was influenced by Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, and other EDM and house groups. Avicii’s legacy consists of two studio albums and two concert tours. Avicii was nominated for awards by the International Dance Music Awards, the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the Echo Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards, taking home several of his nominations.
Earlier in May of 2018, The Chainsmokers participated in an honorary ceremony for Avicii at the Billboard Music Awards. The Chainsmokers were joined by Halsey, who appears on “Closer” by The Chainsmokers. The honors took place just before Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall, who make up the duo of The Chainsmokers awarded Luis Fonsi the Top Hot 100 Song of 2018 award.
“Everyone who worked with [Avicii] would say that he was such a joy and that makes this tragedy all the more painful,” said Halsey on stage. “It’s a reminder to all of us to be there and support and love our friends and family members.”
The Chainsmokers also received an award at the recent ceremony, taking home the trophy for Top Dance/Electronic act. “We want to dedicate this award to Avicii,” said Andrew Taggart after accepting the award. “He is someone who made us believe that this is something we could do with our lives.”
Avicii passed away on April 20th at the young age of 28. The artist has music that is unreleased, and the president of Geffen Records has said that Avicii’s fans may one day be able to hear the unreleased music.
Kelly Clarkson was also in attendance at the awards.