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The Chainsmokers are Changing Their Tune

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DJ duo, The Chainsmokers have taken the pop industry by storm, setting records over the last two years with their addictive jams, but it looks like they’ll be changing their tune once again. Having started out in the more niche genre of EDM, The Chainsmokers took a slight shift to popular music with songs that deeply resonated with the younger generations. This was by no means accidental; the Chainsmokers have made an effort to stay current with their music by addressing topics and experiences that are relevant to their own generation of listless and hopeful twenty-somethings. Their songs paint pictures of passionate, young love, smoke-filled crash pads, and naïve adventure.


After a long hiatus following the success of their hit “Closer,” the Chainsmokers have returned with a new song and a new outlook on life. They say this next chapter will take a darker turn as their new songs reflect their own life experiences in the music industry as well as echo what their generation is experiencing in modern-day America.


Eager to remain pertinent and involved with their fanbase, the Chainsmokers are turning to a new atmosphere for inspiration. Their current release “Sick Boy” draws from the experiences of the social media-driven generation and the frustration that can come with putting life on display online. The duo believes that their music will continue to be relatable while still pushing their own personal boundaries. They hope to continue challenging themselves to work outside their comfort zone with future music and are confident their fans will follow them on the journey. See Related Link for additional information.


The Chainsmokers got their start in 2012 when original member Alex Pall was joined by DJ Andrew Taggart. The production duo started in electronic music before incorporating a pop sound. Their first big hit in 2014, “#Selfie,” successfully charted and put the Chainsmokers in the public eye. They began working with several artists, both new and well-known, on successful songs with Andrew Taggart singing on several tracks including their newest release, “Sick Boy.”



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Alex Pall And Andrew Taggert Reach New Heights With The Chainsmokers

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Alex Pall and Andrew Taggert, the talented DJ duo of The Chainsmokers, broke away from their booth to exclusively chat with the New York-based columnist Mathias Rosenzweig, about the future of their EDM pop influenced music, honing their identities within the genre and how they plan to evolve as their fan base continues to grow. Mathias kicked the interview off by asking the pair about their beginnings. Alex Pall explained he was initially DJing as a hobby until he formed the group and played all throughout New York, NY, with his former member Rhett Bixler and his still current manager. As Brett departed the group, Alex’s manager introduced him to Andrew Taggert, an aspiring producer and songwriter, at a gig in an art gallery. The two meshed well together from the start and The Chainsmokers were a dynamic duo once again.


In 2016, they released their track “Closer” that featured the electropop artist Halsey. It quickly became their very first single to reach No. 1 on the charts and the increased exposure kept the strobe lights shining on the group and on the dance floor. Mathias continued and inquired if the two had found it hard to form a solid identity as artists within the electronic dance genre. Andrew’s response was very mixed in his views, he stated that every single genre has individuals that put out stuff that sounds similar to others that have reached popular heights. Everyone is competing to be the one that truly “stands out.” He shares that all artists are guilty of that until they get comfortable with their own style and breakthrough sounds.  (More about Pall on Interview Magazine: The Chainsmokers)



The Chainsmokers weren’t afraid to experiment with their style and have incorporated different genres such as indie, pop, hip hop and dance into their most popular songs. They shared that they often change their live shows and its visuals as their audience expands. The pair have already toured the entire world thrice and find the challenge of putting out fresh shows extremely exciting. They talk to their ‘visualist’ on how to dramatically change their shows to make it unique for themselves and the crowd. Click Here for more information