Alex Pall started off as a DJ in his hometown and around New York City. He states he made a lot of dance music that felt more like a hobby than a job, even though it was his main source of income. Afterwards, he decided he wanted to give DJing a decent shot and try to make a full career out of it. His manager introduced him to Andrew Taggart, his current partner, and now one half of the iconic EDM pop duo, The Chainsmokers. Together they have made two EPs and have multiple major breakthrough songs.
To differentiate themselves from other DJ artists and groups, the duo stated they like to write all their songs about their own lives, and if they do not write them, they are still feeding in their perspectives and experience into the songs. Pall said he would rather have fewer songs that all relate to the two members and have the songs relate to each other, rather than multiple songs that do not give the same energy. When asked about working with Halsey in Closer, Pall also said that he and Taggart wanted to work with Halsey more than anybody especially because of her strong singing voice; they also hope to work with more artists like her.
The duo has seen multiple videos on social media of kids from different ages and from different countries that enjoy and are fans of their music. Pall’s mother even will hum along to “Roses” when she does not notice. The age groups that listen to The Chainsmokers does not just apply to younger ages, but as well older ones. Their audience spans to thousand across the nation, and hundreds of thousands across the world. Their hit songs and albums have made The Chainsmokers a household name. It is clear The Chainsmokers are only improving, and are one of the biggest DJ groups or duos in the music industry.