Alex Pall Describes How He Got Into Music

The DJ scene is incredibly competitive, with artists competing for airspace – and airtime. Alex Pall is one half of the music duo The Chainsmokers. He tells Interview Magazine what it was like getting into the music business, and where the band is headed next.

The Chainsmokers released their first EP in 2015. Since then, they’ve become known for songs like “Paris” and “Roses,” but it was 2016’s “Closer” that really put the band on the map. This ridiculously catchy song features lyrical nods to the up-and-coming Millenial mindset – “play that Blink-182 song that we beat to death in Tuscon” – and Halsey singing a duet with Andrew Taggart, Alex Pall’s bandmate.

In the interview, Alex Pall says that when he and Andrew Taggart met, it was a very natural fit – they started working together immediately. They both had backgrounds DJing while in college; Alex Pall had majored in art history and music business at New York University, and Andrew Taggart had studied in the Bandier Program at Syracuse University, which combines music and entrepreneurship.

Alex Pall says that once he and Andrew began collaborating, they would work every day, often from 9AM to 7PM, refining their music and learning more about the music industry. Pall admits that he is always growing as a musician, and that creating music people will love and identify with is always the ultimate goal. He and Taggart continue to discuss new album concepts and what can make them even better music artists.

Since “Closer,” The Chainsmokers have only gotten bigger, continuing to refine their sound and image as artists, not just DJs. At the 2017 Grammys, they won their first Grammy for Best Dance Recording, for the song “Don’t Let Me Down” featuring Daya. They also collaborated with Coldplay for the song “Something Just Like This.”

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The Chainsmokers Sensational Artistic Edge

The sensational “Sick Boy” song is hitting all the right notes. The track is opening up a whole new world for the duo.

It is flying up the charts, and it is enjoying airplay on top stations around the world including in the US, Australia, and Europe. Additionally, the song has become a must-have on streaming playlists on millions of devices.

The DJ/production duo has perfected their electronic act in the hearty tune. It’s easy to see why the song is such a hit from the production lineup.

The celebrity duo worked with top names in the industry including renowned songwriter Emily Warren. The video did not disappoint too.

It cracks the door open and allows us a view into the challenges of a celebrity lifestyle with brilliant symbolism and visual effects. The pair believes in overcoming challenges to realize the success they desire.

The sound bed, visual and overall production comes together in a harmony, which is uplifting without making you strain to read between the lines.

It is the perfect hit for the Chainsmokers’ diehards. People are at a point where the emotions are deeper than ever before. This includes anger and frustration. Putting it into music empowers you to let go.

Everybody gets misjudged. It is even easier in today’s world with social media. You can only tell so much of your story. The other half is up to the reader to fill in the details.

Unfortunately, some get quite colorful. This can lead to an identity crisis and other harmful effects of instant and intrusive exposure to the public. This is the underlying theme beneath the new catching dance tune. The right attitude involves owning your situation.

The Chainsmokers have already bagged a couple of American Music Awards and numerous titles from iHeartRadio. Dubbed by Forbes as some of the highest paid DJs, the pair is here to keep us well entertained into the future.

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In Music – ‘What Made That Thing Work?’: Bill Frisell Takes On Screen Music

While making his latest album, the inventive guitarist found that covering classic film and TV scores has an existential side effect.

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In Music – Making Sense Of A Song Called ‘Widow Maker’

Musician Brooke Waggoner was on a coffee run when she got a worrisome text from a friend, whose husband was dealing with a life-threatening heart problem. The news gave her a shiver — and an idea.

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In Music – Barbershop: Black History Month, Macklemore And “Blizzard Baes”

NPR’s Sam Sanders, Arun Venugopal of WNYC, and comedian Amanda Seales talk about inflammatory comments by actress Stacey Dash, the new single by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and “blizzard baes.”

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In Music – Snowed In At The Tiny Desk Contest

The contest deadline is Feb. 2. If the weather’s got you housebound this weekend, why not make your video?

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In Music – ‘New Age Becomes Old Age Very Quickly’: Yanni Speaks

After dozens of albums and world-spanning tours, the king of new age says he’s still baffled by the term. He speaks with NPR’s Scott Simon.

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In Music – Bobby Enriquez On Piano Jazz

Hear the “wild man of jazz” play “Just One Of Those Things” and “Bumble Rumble Blues.”

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In Music – Latin Roots: Essential Divas

Beat Latino‘s Catalina Maria Johnson spotlights three of the greatest divas in Latin music.

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In Music – ‘Ain’t Got No Home’: Why Woody Guthrie Despised Donald Trump’s Father

Will Kaufman, a professor of American literature and culture at the University of Central Lancashire, says he has discovered unpublished lyrics by Woody Guthrie, in which the folk singer denounced Fred Trump, Donald’s father. The elder Trump happened to be Guthrie’s landlord in the early 1950s.

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