If you are a fan of electronic music, you have already heard of the Chainsmokers, one of the biggest phenomena in the industry. Even if you don’t enjoy the genre, however, you have already listened to their music, because they have conquered the pop culture as well, with their lyrical electro songs achieving impressive scores in the top charts of the year.
The Chainsmokers began when Alex Pall met his partner, the duo that would co-found the brand: Andrew Taggart.
Both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart were already fond of DJing even before the two met.
Alex Pall had a stable job and liked to work as a DJ around New York City as a side job that he really loved. It was always a passion of his. Alex Pall treated it as a fun side job that he had, but he couldn’t help but notice that it was all that he could think of.
Andrew Taggart was in college when the two met, and he also had an interest in the profession. He loved electronic music way before it even became popular. He also already had a couple of his songs published on SoundCloud, but nothing too impressive, although he did have his fair share of fans and followers of his work.
Both Andrew and Alex were very aware of how much money it was possible to make if you were a successful DJ in the industry, and those figures don’t even compare with what is common nowadays. With that in mind and their passion for the work, the two had a mutual manager that introduced each other, thus forming a business relationship that would become the Chainsmokers.
Alex Pall was always very interested in the industry. He and Taggart would wake up very early and start working on their songs right from where they stopped. Alex Pall even quit his full-time job and became a full-time DJ with his partner. Even though both were only amateurs at the time, the passion that they had for the genre and their creations caused them to cover a lot of ground really fast, becoming a world sensation in just a few months of composition and intense daily training.