Alex Pall and Andre Taggart have been popular DJs for many years in New York. They have rocked clubs and radio shows over the years. The duo decided to take their artistic talent a notch higher by forming a band: “The Chainsmokers”. They recently released their much-awaited single titled “Closer”. The song features Halsey as the star of the moment. The band has released songs before, but this one stands out because unlike in “Don’t Let me Down” and “Roses”, this song features Taggart as the lead singer on stage assisted by Alex Pall. It is a revolution in their career. It is not common for DJs to showcase their singing talent in such a fashion.
Beat Crafters behind DJ Booths
DJs are talented people, by all means, imaginable, but they never really manifest their personality without a singer in the picture. They depend on songs written and sung by others to do their thing right. Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart are clearly redefining their career. They are no longer faceless like their other colleagues. They appear on stage and sing and dance to their creation. The two artists were recently interviewed regarding the new song release and where they intend to take their talent.
Alex Pall was asked how he met Taggart and began their collaboration. He reports that he was a DJ in New York City. He observes that it was, at first more of a sidekick. He says it disturbed him that he was in something that was more of fun than work in the city. However, he, soon, realized that he was talented in dance music. He says that his manager decided to introduce him to Drew; a meeting that redefined his whole career path to date.
Taggart Meets Pall
On his part, Andrew Taggart says that he was attending college prior to his meeting with Alex Pall. He was a DJ by then. He recounts that DJaying was his passion from when he joined college. He says that he started producing music quite early. Many DJs were being booked into clubs in New York City. He says he put his first songs on SoundCloud and played them in several clubs. Interscope was managing his activities in the music industry. Taggart says that he was introduced to the Chain-smokers by someone working for Alex Pall’s manager, who informed him of the developments at the band. He boarded a bus from Maine to New York City and met Alex. He says that they had a natural chemistry going instantly and started working together in Alex’s Apartment until their plans fell into place.