It wasn’t very long ago that if you mentioned Alex Pall, from The ChainSmokers! You would receive a more or less confused and befuddled face. I’m sure the two halves would feel the same not even 4 years ago, although back in 2012. The pair of dance music enthusiasts met each other through a mutual connection of Pall’s manager.
Pall a DJ working in New York City, in clubs, college venues, that kind of thing. The work was good but on the side of his actual job. It shortly became clear to Alex he wanted more from this business. Dance music was consuming his life, and everybody and their brother was doing DJ sets in New York at the same venues. After mentioning his want for more of a serious pull over Dance Music to his then and now manager. Andrew and Alex quickly met and immediately started working together.
Andrew Taggart, a producer from Maine still in college, had done a few sets of his own. Andrew or Drew as most people call him. Was also posting a bit on Sound Cloud. In Pall’s own words “an incredibly talented producer.” After meeting each other and working together for a short time. In Drew’s words “We just literally met and the next day started grinding every day in his apartment until we hit our stride, and four years later, here we are.” That was back in 2016, I wonder how they’re doing now! Let’s talk a little bit about the sweet side of becoming a world renowned Producer Duo.
Alex now owns and lives out of his home in the Hollywood Hills. Built in the 1930s, renovated in the 80s and 90s, his house had a distinctly industrial feel to it. As Alex’s designer puts it Ms. Peti Lau from New York. “The house had this built-in eclecticism.” Ms. Lau didn’t want to change this, and instead decided to work in each environment of the home, as it owns distinct area with different trademarks. The only area in his new home to be left almost untouched, was the bathroom. Which apparently taught Peti about design. In her own words, “This room really taught me that good design is eternal.” “Sometimes you can use inexpensive tiles and Venetian plaster for a little texture and create a killer bathroom”