Alex Pall may not be known by name by most people, but you may know him as one of the members of the Chainsmokers EDM duo. The Chainsmokers are well known for their hit songs Roses, Closer, #Selfie, and Don’t Let Me Down. The Chainsmokers have been putting out new music throughout their time making music. Alex Pall originally met Andrew Taggart in 2012 after a mutual manager introduced them to each other when they were both on the lookout for someone to make music within the EDM genre.
Before his time in the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall was born in 1985. He was raised in Westchester County, New York by his parents. His father was an art dealer and his mom was a stay at home mother. He loved music throughout most of his life. He can play piano and started songwriting when he was young. Alex was introduced to EDM when he was in high school and started DJing at events. He later moved to Manhatten and played DJ shows as a nighttime gig and worked in an art gallery during the day. He started to really think he could make a career out of his work as a DJ when he continued to be booked for events in Manhatten. His manager Adam Alpert introduced him to Andrew Taggart when Alex was looking for someone else to make music with who also had a passion for EDM, but wanted to take a more personalized approach to it. Andrew Taggart proved to be the perfect music crafting partner for Alex. Alex serves as the primary DJ and pianist in the group. Andrew is the lead producer, guitarist, and vocalist of the group. They both write songs.
When he isn’t making music for the Chainsmokers or on tour with the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall resides in Los Angeles with his dog Mooshu. He plays the piano and likes to travel in his spare time. Although his favorite thing to do in his spare time is to write new songs for the Chainsmokers.
Alex Pall is one half of the super duo dance genre music group, The Chainsmokers. He had much to say recently. Alex Pall started off as a DJ in New York City . It was his visit to an art gallery that helped him understand dance music was something that would begin to consume in his life. He decided he was going to give it a shot. Soon, he was able to obtain a manager and met Andrew who is his bandmate. It seems that they both dropped everything to give their passion for music a go. Understanding that they had a lot in common musically, the two realized truly how much they really wanted to pursue their music dreams. Alexl and Andrew began to shape an identity for themselves. Alex Pall’s bandmate, Drew, happened to be a great producer. This was a great asset to Alex being a DJ, and being able to incorporate his marketing and social skills. Alex Pall attributes Instagram for the group’s international success.
The Chainsmokers receive messages from all over the world including places like the Philippines and South Africa. Alex Pall and Andrew say that they make music for themselves. In fact, Alex Pall has made known that the group’s music is about Alex and Drew. This is done intentionally especially when it comes to The Chainsmokers writing songs with other songwriters. The music duo did a song called “#Selfie” in which the pair travelled the world to create a shift in the way music was being brought to people. Each time they have a goal in mind. That goal is to make the kind of music that makes people feel a particular way. Their music goes beyond looks and age. The Chainsmokers however, are making sure they don’t become complacent in their performances and work. They don’t want to run the risk of someone else coming in to obtain their spot In music.