DJ and artist Alex Pall is a member of The Chainsmokers. He was interviewed by Mathias Rosenzweig. He’s asked about his background in music and the band’s goals. Mathias asks about band mate Andrew Taggart. Alex talks about how they met, and how they will continue to make their mark on the music scene.
Mathias asks Alex about his background, and how he got started in music. Alex explains that he started as a DJ performing gigs in New York City. It was just a hobby, but he wanted more. That’s where fellow DJ Andrew Taggart comes in. “ It was love at first sight,” Alex said.
Andrew was performing on the side. He drove from Maine to New York City, and met Alex Pall. They both had a similar vision. Change the electronic music scene. Four years later they’re still an ever-changing and unique duo.
Alex explains how they wanted their music to stand out. He didn’t want another shallow party song. It had to be personal. Examples like “ Waterbed Roses” and “Don’t let me down” are how The Chainsmokers blur lines between genres.
They talk about what it was like to work with Halsey on the song ” Closer ”. Alex explains how true she is to herself. ” Those are the types of artists we want to work with,” he said. Andrew added his own vocals to ” Closer “. Alex says it’s rare for groups to co-write, sing, and produce their work.
Alex is asked about demographics. They have a variety of fans. He claims this pushes their live shows. They keep pushing to create new experiences for the audience. They won’t be complacent. ” It’s very much that type of hustle right now,” he said. The Chainsmokers will stay on the forefront of the scene.