Alex Pall, Uncovered His Hidden Talent For EDM

Once confined to illegal raves and underground clubs, Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is now the largest segment of modern dance grooves. In 2012, two EDM DJs, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart transformed Top 40s culture with their stylized beats. The Chainsmokers have achieved unprecedented popularity and commercial success. In an interview with the original initiator of the twosome, Alex Pall, he spoke about uncovering his hidden talent for producing EDM. Before Andrew, Alex had another partner who decided to pursue another path. It left him searching for a replacement. What he found was more than a replacement, another DJ who possessed his identical passion for the genre.

Alex Pall isn’t a household name, at least not yet. But, that doesn’t take anything away from the popular status the duo have achieved in just six short years. With the release of their 2016 hit, “Closer,” the Chainsmokers were launched in a solo category as excavators of good dance music. Contrary to what others might think, the genre requires more than standing in a DJ booth, playing sets. The EDM culture has never been dead, but it was slightly lethargic, because there weren’t enough standout DJs.

Enter Alex Pall and The Chainsmokers and their charged percussion laced beats and amplified lyrics. And what you have is something that Alex says happened, quite by accident. “I quit my job and that’s where it all started.” He was always heavily involved in producing EDM tracks. Initially, Alex Pall was working as an intern for Interscope Records in New York City. Back then he was only dabbling in the music scene, thinking about leaving his Syracuse college and relocating to Los Angeles. As club DJs, EDM follows a format. Alex Pall created a divergent path for the Chainsmokers, one which allows them to express who they are as individuals. This personalization has lead them away from being stereotyped as “typical” EDM DJs. The one defining moment came with the track, Closer and its pure electronic dance beats; this coupled with Halsey and Alex Pall singing, elevated the Chainsmokers into a breakout success.

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The Chainsmokers Honor the Loss of an Inspiration

The large community of electronic dance music (EDM) lovers had a chance to reminisce about the loss of one of their own. The Billboard Music Awards of 2018 took a moment to remember the loss of Avicii, a Swedish DJ. Hasley and the Chainsmokers, both inspired by Avicii, took time to pay their respects during the show. The Chainsmokers are a musical duo who took the loss as if it was one of their own family members.

Avicii has had a long struggle with mental health. This battle caused him to take his own life. The Chainsmokers, as well as many others, made it a fact to mention the importance of discovering and getting treatment for mental illness. Mental illness is not a problem that can be blatantly obvious. During the Billboard Music Awards, the Chainsmokers along with Hasley wanted to take time to remember those who were lost in the recent outbreak of school shootings as a result of mental illness.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart make up the well-known group, the Chainsmokers. Both members started out DJing and found out they were good at it. The band members have changed over time. Under their present management, they stand as a successful EDM band. Amongst many of their inspirations, Avicii will always remain in their hearts. Even as the Chainsmokers received an award for their own music, they dedicated it to Avicii.

Mental illness affects many people of different backgrounds. It affects students who are still being molded into influential people all the way to successful people who you wouldn’t expect like Avicii. Many people assume you are with too young or too successful to have any mental issues that you are dealing with. The Chainsmokers wanted to express this during the Billboard Music Awards while they took the time to remember the good points that Avicii brought to everyone in the industry.

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