The electronic music sector has become one of the fastest-growing in recent years with many new DJs and musical collaborations popping up across the music industry with pioneers such as Amici leading the way forward. Despite the success of these early DJ performers the path taken has often been a similar one with the DJ remaining hidden from view behind their booth until the arrival of The Chainsmokers as the leading electronic music pioneers in the U.S. with a growing band of followers across the world.
Alex Pall has not been satisfied with the opportunities presented to his band in remaining a faceless aspect of the electronic music scene like so many of his fellow DJs; instead, Pall and musical collaborator, Andrew Taggart have decided to take ownership of their music and image in many different ways and change the overall view of electronic music to the listeners of the world. In the view of both members of The Chainsmokers, the time has come for Dj like themselves to be seen as independent performers and musicians who should be seen as the authors of their own work.
In a break with the traditional view of DJs, both Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have appeared on their songs as vocalists performing alongside some of the best-known singers of recent times. The Chainsmokers have broken with many traditions over recent years including stepping into the songwriting room and taking ownership of their own songs by co-writing and basing their songs on their own experiences.
Alex Pall has been at the heart of the process of changing the image and success rate of The Chainsmokers as he believes a higher level of creativity has allowed the duo to take far more pride in the work they have undertaken. As the success of the band grows, Pall is playing an even greater role in the development of the image of the duo as they continue to build towards global success.