The music industry has more artists struggling to make a name for themselves than they do fans who are listening. While it is hard to break into the business, it is just as hard to stay on top of the business. For one particular group, they have had the luxury of climbing the charts and staying on top of the charts. This is not an easy task however they have been able to do it.
For artists who are just starting out, it can take years for a group to sell out a show. It can take years to produce a top selling album. For the Chainsmokers, this was done rather quickly. Maybe it was because the electronic music industry had already had a top artist in the industry in that particular field, Avicii had already broke the mold and become a top selling artist.
For most of the bands and groups that are in the electronic mix field, they remain behind the music. They usually are not up front and center. They want to remain behind the music and just let the beats or music make the headlines. For the Chainsmokers, this is not what they wanted. They wanted to be more than just a simple beat to a song. They wanted to be known for who they are and not just for the music they produce.
Alex Pall was already living the life in NYC playing club after club and spending day after day spinning tracks. It wasn’t until he was introduced to Andrew Taggart that his ultimate dream came true. The pair’s manager introduced the two and from then out, the pair were always together and making great music together.
For the Chainsmokers, they reached for the sky when started making music and no one knew they would reach it in just a short amount of time, however they did. When they set their sights on the charts, they knew that one day they would want to be on top but they never expected it to happen as quick as it did let alone to keep them there for as long as they have been.
The release of The Chainsmokers latest single, “Side Effects” comes as the DJ duo has returned to their dance music roots after stepping far outside their comfort zone. In 2017, the release of “Closer” marked the start of a run of hits for the musical partners which saw new music released every six weeks from their debut album, “Memories… Do Not Open.”
Since this initial run of new music, The Chainsmokers have been working to define their image as they evolve into one of the world’s most renowned dance music partnerships. The transition has seen them move from a DJ residency in a Las Vegas club to playing 20,000 seater arenas around the world. This has seen the duo divide their time between a live band and their DJ duties as they have explored exactly what their fans want from the duo for the future.
The Chainsmokers have never been shy of moving forward with their creativity after the current incarnation of the band was created from the ashes of a previous collaboration. Founding member, Alex Pall was involved in a collaboration with another DJ in New York City, which led to initial success before Andrew Taggart joined the duo to create the music he and Pall have taken to new heights for electronic dance music specialists.
To mark the release of “Side Effects” with long-time collaborator Emily Warren, The Chainsmokers played an intimate gig for friends and fans at the Hollywood Palladium. After spending so much time playing large arena’s, the duo explained they enjoyed the experience of a pressure-free environment filled with their biggest fans. The performance side of the duo is now more important than ever before with a drummer now a mainstay of their live shows and Taggart taking lead vocals on a regular basis. Both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have stepped out from behind the DJ booth to sing on their records which give the duo a major sense of ownership over their songs.