Alex Pall has only one dream – to showcase his talent on the world stage. In 2012, he was able to fulfill this childhood dream, and he became the other half of The Chainsmokers – a musical duo specializing in DJ music. Before he entered the music industry, Alex Pall was known around the city of New York as a part-time DJ, performing at nightclubs and bars for a small amount of income. He had a day job back then, working as an assistant at an art gallery. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a musician, and he promised to himself that he would try to reach for his dreams whatever it takes. However, his life took a different path, and he forgot about his dream of showcasing his music.
However, opportunities started knocking at his door, and he was invited to perform at a local club. He shared his talent of creating party music, and he became a mainstay among bars and clubs in the city at night. Later on, he notices that his stint in becoming a part-time DJ generates more income, and he decided not to keep his job at the art gallery and focus on his career as a DJ instead. Alex Pall started to focus on his newfound career, and it also became the platform for him to meet the person who will change his life – his talent manager. He was acquainted with Drew Taggart shortly after his talent manager offered him a career in the music industry. Together, the two was christened as The Chainsmokers, and they started to compose and create their music style.
Alex Pall and Drew Taggart were able to gain a lot of followers because they used social media as a tool to become more popular. They set up their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter profiles, while uploading their music video straight into their YouTube channel. Through their promotion all over the internet, The Chainsmokers started to gain following, and Alex Pall stated that his choice in becoming the other half of the duo is one of the best decisions he ever made, changing his life and giving him a lasting career.