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 famous music duo artist who make The Chainsmokers recently released their new single “Closer” which is a collaboration with another celebrity Halsey. The two artists have released other songs including “Don’t Let me Down” and “Roses”. The two songs among others which are a radio hits are made by Alex Pall, and Andrew Taggart. It is a common thing for artists to make songs on their own, but it is different for Pall and Andrew who mostly rely on the vocalist, as well as music writers to make their music. The pair is DJs and they have worked hard to personalize their dance music and make a name for themselves in the music industry rather than just being DJ’s.
Unlike other DJs like deadmau5 who have always worked behind the booths, Taggart and Pall are working towards coming out and becoming popular among the people. Alex Pall grew up loving being a Dj and after school, he began Djing in New York City and to him it was just a side job, but he was passionate about. While he was in New York City, Pall felt it was scary to do something like Djing in the big city that felt more fun than just a job. At one point when attending an art gallery, he found out that dance music was becoming popular and he wanted to give it a try. Pall was still working with their current manager when they met with Andrew Taggart. Pall had to quit his job and Taggart had to move to Maine for them to start working together.
Before Andrew met Alex, he was still in college and electronic music was his passion. In College, Drew loved putting on v-necks and listening to dance music a character that his friends to make fun of him. Andrew loved music and he began making as well as producing music. During the time there were DJs from college who were getting signed up, Andrew produced a couple of songs and put them on SoundCloud and he also had an opportunity to play in different shows. The two contemporary DJs knew they are going to work together because they have the same goal.