A Long Time Running, Alex Pall

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”

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Alex Pall Talks About Creating A Unique Sound For The Chainsmokers

Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers was interviewed in July 2016 about the success of this musical duo. It was right after “Closer” was released which went onto huge success internationally. This song featured Halsey which is someone that Alex Pall said they had a really good time working with. The other member of The Chainsmokers is Drew Taggart who sang as well on this song.

That artists would sing their own songs seems pretty obvious to most people. However, most DJ acts these days don’t write their own songs and also don’t sing in them. Alex Pall says that he and Taggert are pretty involved in the writing of everything they produce and sing in most of them as wells. With some songs they write the actual lyrics while in other songs they help guide a professional songwriter on where they want a particular song to go.

By being so involved in writing their songs, Alex Pall says that it really helps as it creates more coherent albums than if they featured 12 songs by 12 different songwriters, for instance. They also want the songs to feature themselves as they don’t want to just be the faceless creators of music hidden behind a DJ booth and production stand.

Alex Pall says that when he and Drew Taggart started working together, introduced through both of their’s agent, they figured out pretty quickly what each of them could bring to The Chainsmokers. He says that they are both observant people and so when they went out and saw other DJ’s they could see what could work for them and what would not. They eventually shaped the identity of The Chainsmokers and formed their own sound to play.

Starting out, Alex Pall said that like most musical acts they sounded like other people’s stuff in their genre. There’s a ton of competition out there all looking to stand out in some way, he says. The Chainsmokers were able to do so by creating something that was intrinsically about themselves and their own lives while still being really relatable to fans of the duo.

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