Who needs ashtrays for “The Chainsmokers”!

When you think of a duo, whose the first combination that comes to your mind? Usually people think of sports duos, superhero duos or even comedy duos. Never in 2014 would any one think an American DJ and production duo would emerge. To shake the world with their smash hit single “Selfie”. Selfie climbed the charts to be a top twenty single in several countries.

“THE CHAINSMOKERS”! EDM-pop duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart originally comes from New York City, New York. The group focuses on Electronic dance music, Pop music and Electropop. Music awards aren’t a problem for this mastermind duo. In 2018 iheartradio music awards for dance artist of the year had five nominations, of which The Chainsmokers took first place.

Originally the DJ in the duo was Rhett Bixler.Chainsmokers were re-formed as an EDM DJ duo in 2012 under the management of Adam Alpert. It’s an enigma to think what the group would of sounded like with two expert Dj’s. I guess management has an ear for what musical chemistries will blow the lid off of listeners.

I know many wonder where the duo’s name originated. It’s just as you expected, During Alex pall college years he loved to smoke weed. The conception of the name isn’t atonement to the music they make, but merely just a name. They could be called “Chainlinks” and I’m pretty sure “Selfie” would still be a smash hit single in 2014.

Chainsmokers are a huge contribution to the dubstep community. Electronic dance music is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. A majority of chainsmokers on tour appearances rely on huge nightclubs. Could you imagine blasting any of these genres at a opera concert?

The Chainsmokers has had handful of U.S. concerts scheduled in August, September and October. If you just missed their latest gig on August 26th at XS Nightclub in Las Vegas Nevada don’t worry. You still have the entire month of October to make an attempt to attend again. Don’t forget your glow stick necklace and most comfortable dubstep footwear.


Interview Magazine on Alex Pall

Alex Pall has come a long way from his roots in Westchester, New York. He attended New York University and studied Art History and Music. He stayed in Manhattan after graduation and had odd jobs which included an Art Gallery in Chelsea. He intended to continue to work in the art field but he also did part time work as a Disc Jockey in numerous clubs. It was at one of these clubs that he met Andrew Taggart. They were introduced by a friend of Alex’s, who thought they would work well together in the music industry. His hunch was right when the duo formed the Chainsmokers. They appeared at many of the nightclubs in which Alex had been a DJ. Several recordings were released by them over the years but they did not reach the height of fame they wanted until they released their single, “#Selfie“. This song became such a hit that they now had a following.

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Today, they are still churning out hits and have released over twenty singles. In March, 2017, they announced that they would be releasing their first complete album by April of the same year. When it was released, it instantly topped the charts. A second album followed in April of 2018. They have said that they are planning releasing a third album within the next year. Billboard’s Dance 100 chart named them the top dance musicians for 2018. They are continuing to put out new singles every month as they had planned from the very beginning. The following that they had in New York when they first started has now grown to include all fifty states and overseas. They are as well known in Europe as they are in their native America. Many industry leaders have noticed them and wish to sign them now.