The Chainsmokers isn’t just a simple electronic music band. It is one of the fastest growing names in the electro music industry.
The Chainsmokers was born from a pair of DJs named Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, who were already enthusiasts of the profession way before they met each other.
Alex Pall, living in New York, was already performing around the New York City when he was approached by his manager and got presented to Taggart.
Alex Pall had a stable job and liked working as a DJ at bars and events as a side job, but nothing serious. It was only in an art gallery that he realized that the electronic music was everything he could think about.
Andrew Taggart came from the same background. He loved what was commonly referred to as “Dance Music” way before it was a thing before the famous artists of the industry were popular.
Andrew Taggart also liked working as a DJ as a hobby, but, instead of performing like Alex, Taggart enjoyed composing with friends and alone and posting his creations on SoundCloud, where he had a small but loyal legion of fans that really enjoyed his productions and told him that he had the talent to become significant.
It didn’t take too long for the manager of both artists to realize the potential that they had to work as a duo, partners of the same band. When they got introduced by the producer to each other, they quickly took a liking of each other’s story, and began chatting about their love for the genre and how much they were willing to work hard for their dream.
The Chainsmokers was born in 2008, after an intense period of composing, learning, testing and reproducing. Both were amateurs, but they quickly became outstanding in their craft. The first songs produced under the name of the Chainsmokers quickly received wild attention from fans of the genre.
Their first EP was called “Bouquet,” with the tracks “New York City,” “Until you were gone,” “Roses” and other titles. It wasn’t until their next single, however, that they got massive popularity. “Don’t Let Me Down,” which is still one of their most famous titles, sold millions of copies and was a success worldwide.