Two frat-loving dudes in a Eurocentric dance world, The Chainsmokers and their monster No. 1 hit “Closer” have cracked the pop-crossover code. - From Billboard
It’s a cocktail in a can, and the sun’s still way up in the September sky.
Sitting on the black leather couch next to Taggart: Alex Pall, a 31-year-old with bedhead and neck scruff, whose role is a permutation of DJ, A&R rep (he books the collaborations), art director and bon vivant.
The first check he got in this industry was for a rework of “Sorry for Party Rocking.” Current Chainsmokers manager Adam Alpert, 36, managed Pall at the time and set him up with Taggart (whom Alpert discovered in 2012 through a friend) “on a man date.” As Alpert recalls, “The next day I called Alex and said, ‘How did dinner go?’ And he’s like, ‘I love him.
The kids from the bus and about 9,000 others are outside, chanting and stumbling.
There’s the story they tell about punching each other’s faces, for fun, until they were bloody in the backseat of a car in Mexico, “probably coming from a strip club,” Pall guesses.