Recently The Chainsmokers, an electronic dance music duo consisting of DJ Alex Pall and producer Andrew Taggart, sat down and spoke with interview magazine. The Duo explained how they met, their combined ambitions, and journey to continue evolving as artist. Alex Pall stated that DJing was always a hobby of his growing up and later became a passion project and side Job that began to consume his life in New York. Andrew Taggart was in college before joining The Chainsmokers and was already into electronic music and DJing, although he was made fun of for it he saw an opportunity in other college DJs getting booked around the New York City area. Taggart started producing and pursuing these opportunities with plans of moving to Los Angeles after graduating. Alex Pall’s manager gained interest in Andrew Taggart, at the time being represented by Interscope where he was interning, and presented Andrew with the opportunity to join Alex’s already existing group The Chainsmokers which had just lost a member. Andrew hopped on the opportunity moving from Maine to New York immediately to start work on the project. Soon after this event Alex quit his job and the two began working from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every single day to achieve their goals. The Duo’s core values seem to be in sync creating an immediate connection through there’s similar interest, desires, and drive. With a lot to learn the duo constantly pushed themselves to become better artist and discover their own musical identity. In the beginning, before truly developing their skills, they somewhat mimicked what was popular in dance music at the time before realizing that they both wanted to include elements of Indie, pop, dance, and hip hop music. Their most recent release was a track titled “Closer” featuring artist Halsey with Andrew Taggart performing vocals, this is a major shift from the group’s usual reliance on vocalist and songwriters to add a to their electronic soundscape. However, it pressure to release an album, both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have been heavily involved in their songwriting creating songs about themselves aiming to be more personal, interesting, relatable and thought provoking to create a cohesive body of work rather than just an amalgamation of random songs.