One of the most insightful, factual and comprehensive profile of the EDM duo band The Chainsmokers is the one from Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine. It is where Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the duo behind The Chainsmokers, shared some of the things they learned in their success as an EDM producer. There’s a lot there that talks about they’re able to come out with their ideas, how they started and how they were able to sustain the kind of success that they enjoy today.
One of the things that Pall shared in the interview is the one about how The Chainsmokers, as it is known today, started. He shared that growing up, he was already doing DJ work. He would go around Maine and learn from actual experience how it is to play EDM in public. It’s accurate to say that he was passionate about it. On the other hand, living quite away from where Pall was, Taggart was also carving his own way in the world of DJ. He was already learning a lot about the DJ industry in New York, and when he heard about Pall looking for a new member for The Chainsmokers, Taggart immediately sought the opportunity to meet him. And the rest is history.
It’s also in the article that people can learn how the two immediately hit it off in their DJ music production skills. Together, they mixed beats and brainstormed on tracks and uploaded them to various music sites. In fact, Taggart agreed that it was indeed love at first site. They were just meeting up to introduce each other and then they immediately connected.
The article also explored some of the challenges that The Chainsmokers faced all throughout its run. For example, the great challenge today of Pall and Taggart is to able to carve a different image of EDM. EDM used to be just about funky beats, alluring and catchy hooks and everything else that would bring people to dance. Their challenge now is to make it more than that. They want to boost EDM to become a platform of serious art. And fortunately, they’re in the right track.