Together, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, make up an American DJ and production duo known as The Chainsmokers. The group was originally formed with other members, but Pall and Taggart got together in 2012 to make The Chainsmokers who they are today. After a few years of partnership, they were able to make their live debut in 2014 opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5. Their first single, #Selfie, was eventually picked up in 2014 and made its way to the Electric/Dance charts that same year and the rest is history.
The Chainsmoker’s most recent hit, Somebody, has also found its way to the top of the charts as well, sitting atop the Billboard’s New Dance 100 list. The single has also experienced much success with one billion Spotify streams. Needless to say, their first single was popular, but this one has the duo in a whirlwind of success. They have spent the first half of 2018 introducing us to new songs and performing around the country.
Pall and Taggart recently allowed their fans the opportunity to see the inner workings of what went into the making of Somebody. What set it apart from the rest? What made the unique sound so popular? How did they decide to produce it? Well, the duo posted a video on Facebook showing a snippet of just how this chart topping hit was created. One thing that sets it apart is the use of frequent modular synth work and pitched-up vocal samples. They also revealed that the changes in pitch are due in large part because parts of the song were originally recorded for a different song.
This duo appears to know where their talent lies and are capitalizing on what they do best in order to bring great content to their fans, and the fans are reciprocating. 2018 thus far has proved to be successful for The Chainsmokers and for now, they are enjoying that success as much as they can.