Alex Pall:EDM Has Always Been My Life

Alex has always been into EDM. He started off DJing as a side gig in New York and before he knew it, he was playing at different art galleries within the city. With the help of his manager, at the time, who he still is in collaboration with, Alex Pall began to take his job more serious than fun. He met his current partner Drew after he had just moved from Maine. Drew was in college when they met.

According to what he’s seen over the last few years of his experience, Alex believes that being in a duo is an advantage and a disadvantage in their industry of work. According to him, the world of DJing and being a producer has over 1 million people all trying to do one thing: make the most unique beat and the most unique sound.

Social media is one major platform that has managed to help Alex Pall and his partner Drew find out what kind of impact they have in the music industry. From the Philipines to South Africa, Alex and his partner have fans as young as 6 to as old as 55.

They make music that pleases them and they are able to project it out to the people in a way that will appeal to them and have them humming to the beat. In truth, being a producer in the EDM world is not easy, but the passion to be different driver Alex Pall and his partner to great extents of being able to produce music that overcomes any age, race or preference.

Another thing a lot of his fans are not aware of is that sometimes, Alex can write the lyrics to the whole beat with his partner or in some instances, he will help the song writter come up with a rhythm to the beat they have been able to create. In doing this, Alex is actively aware of the kind of feeling and sense that is put in the music to be able to project it to his fans during a show.

The Chainsmokers Telling Their story in “Sick Boy”

“Sick Boy” is a Dialogue with Oneself

The Chainsmokers latest single “Sick Boy,” gives a common social theme and turns it on its head for the sake of revealing the narcissism that drives a lot of social media. “Sick Boy” song poses another question for the Chainsmokers who seek to remain current and true to their desire to tell in their music and lyrics. The events that revolve around their lives and their own experiences of the events is at the heart of who they want to be. “Sick Boy” is an expression of wanting to be faithful to the characters they want to play in their songs and the values they want to contribute to others. Taggart said in a recent interview with Ryan Seacrest “it’s not just about writing a catchy song,” but more about “telling our story,” to others. The music and the video in “Sick Boy” give it a near ominous tone, but the message is one that Taggart calls ” a “dialogue with oneself.” That dialogue is at times both driven by the anxiety of a world motivated by social media statistics and algorithms; on the other hand, the Chainsmokers know the answer lies in staying true to who they are and not getting lost in others false expectations.

Chainsmokers Early Beginnings

Adam Pall and Drew Taggart, known as the Chainsmokers are relatively new to the music scene. Their first round of success came when they teamed up with the Indie artist Priyanka Chopra in 2012 and produced their first single “Erase;” their “The People” followed in 2013. Since then Pall and Taggart have broken away and formed their form of DJ Pop. A song that launched them into social media was “Selfie,” and also an appearance on American Idol with Ryan Seacrest. Pall and Taggart came together after word got around that Pall was trying to locate another member of his group. Taggart heard about it thru a mutual friend of Adam Alpert who was producing Pall at the time. Taggart lost no time in contacting Pall, and the two immediately became close collaborators and formed the Chainsmokers.