Recently the hit Dance-Pop-EDM Duo, Chainsmokers, founded by Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, gave us a look inside the making of their song “Somebody”. It’s just a quick preview of how they get the creative juices flowing and they will be releasing a more in depth look soon.
When it comes to creating a hit song these two know what they’re doing. The duo debuted their first EP Bouquet in 2015, and in a little over 3 years they’ve already had 5 songs reach the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100–with “Closer” landing in the #1 spot.
But don’t think that Billboard has been the only organization to recognize the Chainsmokers. They’ve also received a Grammy for Best Dance Recording, 2 American Music Awards, and 5 iHeart Radio Music Awards.
They make what they do look easy but their backgrounds have also conditioned them for success. Alex Pall used to work at an art gallery in Chelsea, Manhattan and studied art history and music business at New York University. And Andrew Taggart was an intern at interscope records and studied at Syracuse University.
If you’re solely focused on your craft your work can die without ever being seen. But if you overly focus on marketing and business the quality of your craft will suffer and nothing will keep it afloat. They have a great mix of artistic & musical awareness coupled with business knowledge & practical industry experience that is sure to keep them in the spot light for a long time.
Keep your ears open for what the duo has coming up. Last march the Chainsmokers released the audio track for their new song “Everybody Hates Me”. The video on youtube was released just 2 months ago and it already has more than 25 million views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKPCBAlDw2A
Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the majority of what is known as The Chainsmokers which is a DJ collaboration that entails a plethora of different mixes in to the gender of electronics and hip hop influence. They met in The Big Apple known as the city of New York and the sparks of genius became apparent as they discussed their wishes and musical cravings to ambitiously dominate their craft and profession as well as take it to the next level in advanced stages. They already became aware of what did not work for other musicians and they studied hard to catch trends of what was going to be desired by consumers everywhere before jumping into the adventure of a lifetime. It was hard for Alex Pall to pursue a life in music where it was often considered to be nothing but a pipe dream to become famous from doing what one loves in their lifetime. The duo met by destiny and by their consequent actions it was nothing more than fate that they paired up in the right place at the right time. Andrew Taggart before the enevitable struck was an active pupil in the sector of education where he had been practicing his gift of working out the kinks to his music fascinations, especially when it came to the style of electronic sounding beats on the disc jockey. Yes, he and Alex Poll both became side gig enthusiasts before catching fire with each other in the cooperative effort and work required to hand craft the beautiful pieces of art available everywhere on this planet today. Their art such as Paris, Roses, and Sick Boy grabbed the attention of the internet at once with their well contemplated efforts in finding meaning to the things in life that moved them as artists.