How Alex Pall Met His Music Mate

Alex Pall is one of the two band members of the group called The Chainsmokers. He has been managing the group for several years now. He, now, operates with fellow singer and DJ Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall and his colleague are a rare breed of artists who are slowly but gradually transitioning from faceless artists in the form of DJs in New York to established musicians. They have already demonstrated enormous talent with their first Album that was launched in 2015. Their first single that was released in 2014 was an instant hit and managed number 10 on the hot 100 Billboard. They have continued to rock the music scene with numbers such as “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer”. In fact, “Closer” hit the roof and became number one on the Hot 100 Charts. The duo has been honored severally including twice with the American Music Awards. Several of their songs have also been nominated as the best in various categories over the years, including being the best Dance Music of the year.

How Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart Met

Alex Pall was asked how he and Andrew met. Alex reveals that he had taken music as a hobby and run into the city of New York to take up DJaying tasks in clubs. He reports that he had a career picking in the city as a DJ. However, it was not an easy career to pursue because it sounded more like a side hustle. He reaffirms that he had a strong passion for music. He says that he wanted music as a career proper. He reveals that matters took a turn for the better when he was introduced to Drew. He says that Drew, which is the stage name for Andrew Taggart traveled from Maine and joined him in what has now become a successful band called The Chainsmokers.

Something About Andrew Taggart

Andrew Taggart on his part reveals that he was in college prior to meeting Alex Pall. He says that he had also been pursuing DJaying work for a while. He had successfully been in charge of the turn-tables at college gigs and had been invited to the city to perform. He reveals that he was crazy about electronic music. He says that he wanted to jump straight into the world of electronic music. So, he was approached by Alex Pall’s manager and informed about the vacancy at the Chainsmokers. He took the first bus from Maine to New York and met Alex Pall.

Doug Levitt’s “The Greyhound Diaries” Follows A Powerful American Artistic Tradition

In recent years the music industry has been accused of not engaging in the struggles facing society through its mainstream artists who have often shied away from difficult political and social problems. 2017 has seen a change in the approach of many, but for singer-songwriter, author, and photographer Doug Levitt the social issues facing the people of the poorest areas of the U.S. have remained a major part of his daily life since returning to his artistic roots in 2005; exploring the middle of the U.S, via various bus journeys has allowed Levitt to create his ongoing “The Greyhound Diaries” project that takes an unflinching look at the real lives of poverty stricken U.S. citizens.


Levitt himself has stated his work harks back to the popular work created by some of the best known folk artists, writers, and photographers of the Depression era in the U.S. that was largely funded by federal grants and subsidies. Continuing this tradition of exploring aspects of the nation that remain hidden from the view of the general public has given the former international correspondent the chance to continue his bus journey’s across 12 years and more than 100,000 miles; embarking on his journey at a pivotal time in U.S. history, Levitt took his battered laptop, a guitar, and a few dollars in his pockets across the U.S. during the 2008 economic downturn he feels still affects many regions to this very day.


After completing his initial journey Doug Levitt set out to create a few songs based on his experiences and has since seen his artistic project morph into something even he could not have imagined it would become; the latest addition to “The Greyhound Diaries” is a web series featuring the writings, songs, and images captured by Levitt over the course of his journeys. Doug Levitt has seen his own level of political interaction rise as he has looked to use his own fame to perform at benefits for the homeless, on various TV news networks, and in campaigns for various Democratic candidates for political office.