Over the last 24 months, Chainsmokers, (an electronic group) has made headlines in the music scene. Made up of the talented (Andrew Taggart) producer and the music DJ and creator Alex Pall, the group has revolutionized the EDM-pop scene. From the 2014 magical sound entitled #selfie, the consistency in this group by many standards has been phenomenal. Chainsmokers have given fans of EDM-pop experimental but beautiful songs such as Closer (with the lovely artist, Halsey).
Alex Pall journey to the legendary band is an interesting one. Many bands have different stories on how they met but for Chainsmokers, the meeting story was highly inspired by their love for music. Although Alex Pall and his partner have a different musical talents (the latter being a producer) they have used this diversity to break through the competitive dance music scene. According to the duo, music to them is an ever-learning journey and being good students has been of great help to them.
Although Alex Pall admits that the main music genre they are famous for is dance music, being experimental in their Spotify playlists makes them incomparable. By diversifying, they have been able to create music that is relatable and fun to listen. For example, their songs (such as Roses and waterbed) do not have a specific genre. The songs have a lot of influence from pop, hip-hop, and indie.
Their creativity journey is by many standards unique. Alex Pall explains that the reason why the group is inclined to singing their own records (as opposed to the tradition in the EDM-pop scene) is to personalize their projects. Unlike the main acts such as Avicii that never sang on their own records, the group has been singing on their own song for years. To him, this has helped the group to personalize their project and give a clear personal touch.
Alex Pall points out that from the reaction and the love the fans have shown them is fulfilling. Chainsmokers as a group is now reaching more people especially young people in their late teens and the early twenties. Their use of musical platforms such as Spotify and SoundCloud according to him has helped them reach more audience.