Some might say that if you are in the electronic field of music such as a DJ or producing electronic music, that you really aren’t even an artist or band. This was put to rest when Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart broke the mold and started the Chainsmokers.
Before the duo knew each other, they both shared separate lives and separate passions. Andrew was living in Maine and was attending school. Alex was living in NYC and spending much of his time in the clubs DJ-ing. While Alex knew that he wanted to be in the music industry doing something around the electronic music field, he also wanted more than just a DJ position. Andrew wanted to be in the music industry but did not share the same passions as Alex until after they met and spoke about what they wanted to do.
Alex Pall was introduced to Andrew Taggart when the manager set up a meeting between the two of them. It wasn’t until after the pair sat down and spoke that they realized that the friendship would be one that would keep them motivated and releasing new music over time. Once the pair met and Andrew had to return to Maine, it was then that the decision was made to drop school and everything in Maine to move to NYC. From that moment on, nothing has been simple for the group.
The Chainsmokers have been lucky enough to climb the charts and retain at the top of the charts. Not many groups of bands have been lucky enough to do just that. Many of them will climb to the top for a single or two and then start the decline back down. As soon as each single was released under the Chainsmokers label, they continued to stay on top. Single after single was released and there was never a moment that the duo had which indicated that they would start to see a decline in sales or followers. In fact, it was quite the opposite. They continued to remain on top of the charts and continued to see more fans showing up at shows or meet and greets. The success they felt was like nothing that the duo thought they would see so early on.