The Chainsmokers is one of the most successful electronic music groups of the last couple of years. Their tracks have sold for thousands of dollars, and their music is at the top of the most listened music in the electro genre, both at Spotify and iTunes.
It all started as a dream from two DJs who wanted to produce music in the genre. The international success of the Chainsmokers didn’t begin until Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the duo that began it all, met, with the help of a mutual record manager they had.
Alex Pall was already a DJ by hobby, and he would occasionally perform to his friends and to some strangers, but it wasn’t his full-time job or any serious career path he was already considering. Alex Pall was on the University of New York where he was learning History of Art and more about the industry, and already had a stable job.
Alex Pall, then, started to gain more popularity in the vicinity. The community liked him and encouraged him to find a record manager. DJing was Alex Pall’s biggest passion, and he did want to take it as far as he could, so he did find the manager that would later introduce him to Andrew Taggart.
Andrew Taggart was on the same boat. He was already at college before meeting his future partner and liked electronic music way before electronic became popular. As he loves to remember, he used to be called weird for listening to electronic music, and people thought he probably had some kind of problem. However, with the explosive success of DJs like Avicii and Skrillex, electronic became much more common, and Andrew Taggart started to get interested in the industry, hoping to produce his own tracks and albums.
The dream of the duo became more of a reality than what they initially expected. The pair received awards and nominations recognizing their talent, like the Best Electronic Music Artist nomination from American Music Awards of 2018. Their biggest hits, like “Something Just Like This,” “Closer” and “Don’t Let Me Down” scored millions of downloads and are incredibly famous in pop culture and among enthusiasts.