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There Is Something Unique About This Band: The Chainsmokers

It is amazing how these two young men have become famous across the globe with their intoxicating songs. They have given their fans the dose they have always looked up to, no wonder they are just driven crazy by this duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall.

With this band, the Chainsmokers, only being in existence for less than 10 years, the rate at which it is releasing new and unique songs that make the listener euphoric, is just unstoppable. Maybe due to the demand of their fans, they decided to show their audience the making of their song, “Somebody”.

When you look at the granary of the Chainsmokers, you will find a variety of songs that became among the top 100 in the United States Billboard Hot 100. Others have become number one having views of more than two billion people across the globe.

The band began in 2012 in New York when Alex and Drew met, a connection that was enhanced by their manager. Alex Pall grew up doing DJing in New York City as his hobby while still being in his work. Later he felt attracted to this hobby that he had to resign from his work to give himself fully to it.

Drew studied at Syracuse University and had been in an internship with Interscope Records before he moved from Maine to meet with Alex. Pall studied at New York University for BA in History and Music Business.

In their recent news, the Chainsmokers show how they incorporated the synth work and vocals in their hit song, “Somebody”. Drew and Pall take you through the short clip where some vocals were not recorded for this particular song, no wonder there are pitch changes in this song.

They are set to release a more advanced tutorial on how “Somebody” was made. The short clip is on their Facebook wall. The duo hit their highway of fame in 2014 when they did their very first live performance at Terminal 5 for Timeflies.

The Chainsmokers has released a series of songs like Selfie, Roses, Sick Boy, You Owe Me, Closer, and Everybody Hates Me among others. In their song “Closer” they featured Hasley who was very crucial in their music career. “Don’t Let Me Down” hit one billion views becoming the second to be viewed most in their songs.



Alex Pall is a band member of the duo The Chainsmokers. The group has had success in the recent years after releasing several songs that have been well received by the audience. They major mainly in producing electronic soundscapes that are then topped by a musical, mostly done by a third person.


However, the duo has been entering the mainstream by featuring their voices in their songs as opposed to what most other dance music DJs do. Closer, one of their singles is one of the songs that featured Halsey and Taggart (the other member of The Chainsmokers). The duo wants to establish themselves as an identity that has evolved over the years that they have been active.

Alex Pall started off as a DJ working in New York as a side job though it was a passion of his since he was young. Pall started pursuing the dance music genre after visiting an art gallery, where he realized that it was a part of him. He quit his job after he was introduced to Andrew, who was in college at the time, by Chainsmokers’s current manager. Andrew even moved from Maine to New York to pursue the dream. Pall was already in the group Chainsmokers when his partner left. It was then that Andrew saw the opportunity and took it and joined Pall.


Once they met, they immediately started working on their music. Since Andrew had experience in producing music, something he had done since he was in college, and Pall was good as a DJ; it was easier to make music and create the identity for themselves. The duo kept and keeps trying out new things that the fans could relate to. It’s something that has kept their fan base growing. This is because the two didn’t perceive the act as a job but rather something that they both enjoyed doing.


They always involve the songwriters in the process of making music so that they can grow while still making good music. Pall believes that with the always-changing music industry, The Chainsmokers will be able to get more people to listen to their music.