In today’s technological age, it only makes sense that some of the hottest music available comes from DJs around the worl,d who create most of their sounds using computers, turn tables and other electronic equipment. The Chainsmokers have recently entered the electronic music scene and seem to be on the path to taking the crown. The duo was interviewed by Mathias Rosenzweig on how they managed to hit the ground running with their success story.
With simple beginnings as a hobbying New York DJ in his spare time, Alex Pall realized in his early stages that the electronic dance scene was where he needed to put his experience. With the help of his manager, who has been with Pall since his original beginning, he met the other half of his duo, Andrew Taggart, and instantly the pair merged together and began putting out their authentic sounds. Needing to stand apart from the already popular electronic scene, the pair knew they had to find something that would make them memorable and different.
While typical DJs use their equipment or other artists pre-recorded music to add the voices and simple wording into their songs, what sets Pall and Taggart apart is that they are now incorporating their own voices into their tracks! The duo do use songwriters, but they integrate their own personal lives into the music, making them one of the only electronic trend setters to have so much intense personification in their music.
When asked if he thought he had a sense of whom his music was affecting, Pall was quoted saying, “We make music for ourselves, and it’s really exciting that everyone else is enjoying it enough that they find some emotional connection to it.” He also stated that their music is reaching the world, including the Philippines and South Africa, and that they actually receive videos and messages from people describing how their music has touched their lives.
It is often difficult to enter the music world and be successful, but when an artist or DJ has pure talent and aren’t easily swayed by trends, they can have an extremely beneficial career and can have the ability to change lives for the people who hear their sounds! The Chainsmokers have hit the scene running and can only continue to grow in popularity by putting out their original, personal, intense electronic music!