Discovering Alex Pall’s unique musical taste has struck a chord with the whole of the United States. Enjoying the success of hits like “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down” has lead Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, the duo known as the”Chainsmokers” to keep their roots in dance music but offer something more than just straight electronic music to the wide variety of fans that listen to them.
Taggart came into the group after the Chainsmokers was already established, but the chemistry between the two bandmates is apparent. Pall and Taggart both have a solid background working as professional DJs, so they do blend their sounds together seemlessly. But, Pall was the one who wanted to take their music into a direction that was not the same as other electronic/ dance music being produced today. Alex works hard to write unique music. He believes that to stay on top as the best, a band’s music needs offer a different experience to a wide variety of people. Mr. Pall believes they accomplished that with “Closer“, a tale about relationships from the past.
Mr. Pall’s eclectic style also spills over into his choice of home and the treasured objects inside the residence. Alex purchased a 1930’s home in California that has a mix of the old and new. His home was renovated in both the 1980’s and 1990’s giving it a old but modern twist. Having worked with interior designer Peti Lau, who describes her style as “astrofreak”, Mr. Pall’s home became a work of art expressing all his different interests. The living room is a heavy mix of patterns that seemingly work well together. The bathroom only needed a few modern touches as the original tilework and fixtures kept the space distinctive. And in his sparsely, modern kitchen is a extra large piece of neon that was used as a backdrop for recent Chainsmokers concerts.
Given the wide range of interests that shapes Alex Pall’s world, it will be interesting to hear the other songs that follow the string of Chainsmokers successes.