Alex Pall Backstory
Alex Pall was a DJ during his youth. As his hobby, he would go around New York City being a DJ, earning cash, but more of a passionate side job for him. He talked about how it’s scary being in the city working towards something that you enjoy and doesn’t really feel like work. One day while he was in an art gallery he realized that the music was taking up much of his time and he was ready to commit to it. Alex was already working with the manager they currently have, and he manager introduced Alex and Drew. They stared working together immediately, with Drew moving down from Maine and Alex quitting his regular job. They just took the chance.
Andrew Taggart Backstory
Andrew was in college before the band hooked up. He already had an interest in electronic music and he was kind of on his own wave. Getting picked on for his appreciation of that music style. By the time he left, electronic music was starting to become really popular. He was always into the production side of music. He had a couple songs on SoundCloud and performed at a couple of shows and that was enough to keep him hopeful. He was aware that there were DJs out there making a career out of it. He had an internship at Interscope and was just planning to move to LA to try life as a full time DJ when he wound up hearing about an opening in the Chainsmokers band. He went to meet Alex, and everything instantly fell into place. They worked every day in Alex’s apartment until they got where they needed to be.
They knew the union would work because they understood what each other had to offer to the group. They were both passionate about the music and extremely driven. They knew the industry really well and what was working and what wasn’t. It was the perfect fit. They were there committed to working together and pushing each other. They are constantly working on the growth of the group as people and the way they present their music.