As one half of the DJ/Producer duo the Chainsmokers, Alex Pall has been enjoying a notable level of success on recent years. After he and band mare Drew Taggart made their 2014 live debut, they began releasing music in every format they can. Having released several EP’s and a full-length album, the Chainsmokers still give away new singles to their fans through the Chainsmokers’ website on a regular basis. Indeed, many of their releases over the years have been free singles, giving the band a reputation for constantly making new music.
The two met in 2012 when introduced by mutual friend and band manager Adam Alpert, who knew that Pall needed a partner for his two-person band and feeling like Taggart would be a perfect fit. The two hit it off from the first moment, and soon enough both of them were the Chainsmokers.
After their debut a couple of years after forming, Pall and Taggart began releasing EPs and singles. After a couple of EPs and several singles, they released their first full-length album, “Memories…Do Not Open.” “Memories” was a huge hit and put the Chainsmokers on the musical map.
They followed it up with a couple of more EPs and many singles. The most recent of their singles is a song called “Side Effects”, featuring vocals by long-time friend and collaborator Emily Warren. The song is a funky, disco-influenced song called by Pall and Taggart a “summer banger.”
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The Chainsmokers play live shows when and wherever they can, often travelling the country and Canada. They say they have a really good relationship with Canadian fans, who they say tend to have a high level of positive energy at every show, no matter where in that country they are playing.
The duo have stepped out from behind the DJ tables, bringing in live instruments into their performances. Taggart has also done vocals for some of their songs, and over the past year he has worked hard to become stage-confident and says he now has fun singing for an audience. They also say a drummer adds a lot.