It was the day after the release of their new single “Closer” and both halves of the dance-pop duo The Chainsmokers was bristling with excitement in an interview with Mathius Rosenzweig. The interview began with the duo discussing their humble beginnings. The two DJs were brought together by their manager Adam Alpert after Pall’s former group member Rhett Bixler left the group. “It was love at first sight,” remembers Taggart. The two began making music together in Pall’s apartment the next day and worked their way from obscurity to the top of the charts. (View: The Chainsmokers New Song Video).
The group also discussed their future as they geared up for an upcoming festival at Red Rock and a fall tour. “We don’t want to make straight up dance music anymore” says Taggart when discussing the future of their music. The two DJs are constantly trying to find new ways to make their shows more exciting and expand their genre. These changes are most evidently showcased by Taggart actually singing on their new track “Closer.”
Part of Taggart and Pall’s push to constantly innovate also comes from their change in audience. As their audience grows in scope of age and nationality the two DJs wish grow both in their showmanship and their musicality. “We bring it upon ourselves to bring a new and exciting show.” The duo mentioned that they already have years’ worth of new material that is already radically different than their songs that are out right now and the two have no intention of slowing down.
With their astonishingly quick rise to fame, it’s not hard to see why Pall and Taggart are excited. However, despite their widespread success, the two are continuously looking into the future. “I think when you get complacent is when somebody else takes your spot,” says Pall near the end of the interview, “So for us it’s all about being on the forefront of pushing new boundaries and giving people new experiences.” Find Additional Information Here.