Alex Pall is a musician and songwriter for The Chainsmokers. He was a DJ growing up in New York, and it was at best a source of side income at the time. This was before he even met Andrew whom he formed Chainsmokers with. It was one day at an art gallery when Alex realized his life revolved around the concept of creating music as a serious profession when his music manager brought him Andrew Taggart from Maine.
That is when Alex quit his day job and took on Chainsmokers as a full time occupation. Andrew Taggart was actually in the formal education system at a college before pursuing music as a life choice. He was deeply engrossed by electronic music far before the genre hit the surface of societies awareness of it. When he graduated college that is when more people started to pick up on the trend, but by then he was already ahead of the game.
Andrew heard there was opportunity at New York where DJs were hired for pay, and he wrote a few official songs and posted them on Sound Cloud. He also performed at a few shows, which encouraged him to keep pushing towards his goals. While pursuing his path, that’s when someone who was affiliated with Alex’s manager invited him to audition for a fill in spot on The Chainsmokers. He agreed to the offer, and attained a bus to New York where he met Alex Pall.
The two were immediately collaborating on new music, working hard on their craft for four years to get to where they are now. The two clicked mainly because at the initial start of their relationship, they mainly talked about their love for music and how certain ideas worked better than others in regards to what was currently happening to music at the time.