The musicians in the Chainsmokers are Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. They have only been a part of the mainstream for a little over two years. They finally made the top 10 with Roses in 2015. This was when they picked up unbelievable momentum with Something Just Like This and Paris. Closer was number one for twelve weeks and Don’t Let Me Down made Daya an overnight favorite.
The pressure was on for more hit tunes and they came through. Their music is darker now but their fans are still there. Their latest single is Sick Boy and the two superstars appear to be unstoppable. They performed in New York City at the Conrad hotel and a special event at the Hilton. Drew Taggart talked about Sick Boy and said it was their first new song in nine months. In the past they had a new song every month. Sick Boy represents a new chapter for The Chainsmokers. The musicians feel it reflects their generation. They try to reflect the world around them and what is happening in their lives.
The original Chainsmokers were the former DJ Rhett Bixler and Pall. In 2012 they reformed in New York City as an EDM DJ duo. They were under Adam Alperts management at the time. DJing and Pall had grown up together and this solidified the introduction Alpert made to Taggart. At the time they were working in Chelsea, Manhattan at an art gallery. (More about Chainsmokers on Beatport: The Chainsmokers
Pall was studying the music business and art history at New York University. Taggart has an internship at Interscope Records and was enrolled at Syracuse University before the pair ever met. He had become interested in DJing and some of his original songs had been released on SoundCloud. An individual employed by Alpert told Taggart there was an open spot in one of the duos he managed because Bixler left. This is why Taggart decided to leave Maine and relocated to New York City. When they first began they were using the indie bands to make remixes. They collaborated with Priyanka Chopra in 2012. This led to the single Erase. Early in 2013 they released The Rookie. Read This Article for more information.