Alex Pall’s Design Taste Mirrors His Music Background

Alex Pall is one half of the Grammy-winning electronic band The Chainsmokers. Two years ago, he purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills. Since then, he has been decorating the space with the assistance of Peti Lau, an interior designer from New York.

In June, The Wall Street Journal profiled some of the design choices he has made. The house is a bungalow from the 1930s with an open layout and slate floors. Ms. Lau followed the lead of the house’s historic architecture and Mr. Pall’s own preferences.

Ms. Lau changed the industrial feel of the master bedroom to a space that felt more like an escape. She decorated the room in muted gray and white colors and emphasized the room’s piano. The dining room has an ’80s vibe with bright red and orange colors, a neon rainbow light box, and graffiti-like wallpaper. In the bathroom, Ms. Lau made only a few cosmetic changes. She took out the plastic tiles on the ceiling and painted it a rich black.

If the design of Mr. Pall’s house feels eclectic, it’s befitting a DJ whose background is in mixing electronic beats. Together with his band mate Andrew Taggart, The Chainsmokers occupy a new space in the electronic and dance music world, one that’s more personal and less hidden behind loud, catchy sounds. The pair have collaborated with artists like Halsey and Coldplay to articulate some of their catchiest songs. “Closer” is a duet between Mr. Taggart and Halsey about a relationship between two millennials that flourishes after years apart. “Something Just Like This,” performed with Coldplay, describes a man who feels like a superhero when he’s in love.

In a 2016 interview with Interview Magazine, Mr. Pall and Mr. Taggart describe how they came to achieve this unique sound. Mr. Pall began DJing on the side until he decided to make it his full-time job. Mr. Taggart had taken an interest in electronic music while in college. They met when Mr. Pall’s band mate in The Chainsmokers left and Mr. Taggart stepped in.

The two are ambitious and have spent several years dedicating themselves to carving out a space in the music scene. Their most recent album, Sick Boy…Side Effects, was released in 2018.

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Chainsmokers Remain At the Top of the Game

The Chainsmokers is an American DJ and production duo consisting of members Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. Alex Pall met Andrew Taggart through their manager, Adam Alpert, and formed as an Electronic Dance Music duo in 2012 in New York City. Alex grew up DJing, and attended the New York University for art history and music business. Andrew on the other hand attended Syracuse University, and at the time of meeting Pall, interned at Interscope Records. Andrew had expressed an interest in DJing, and posted some of his original work on SoundCloud.

The Chainsmokers achieved their breakthrough with their single “#Selfie,” which was released in 2014 and had made it to the top 20 in several countries. In October 2015, The Chainsmokers released their debut EP “Bouquet,” featuring the single “Roses,” which reached the top 10 on Billboard Hot 100. Their music has had many other successes including “Don’t Let Me Down,” which became their first top 5 single on Billboard Hot 100, and won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 59th awards ceremony. Their song “Closer” was their first number one single on the charts. The Chainsmokers also won two American Music Awards and five iHeartRadio Music Awards.

In November 2016, The Chainsmokers released their second EP entitled “Collage.” Shortly after they released their debut studio album “Memories…Do Not Open,” in April 2017. Their album “Memories…Do Not Open,” is still very successful today as it is currently number one on the Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic charts. It has reached its 34th non-consecutive turn in the top spot, being tied with the Gorillaz’s “Demon Days.” The Chainsmokers seem to make their way back to the top of the charts no matter which other direction they take, and this could quite possibly be an ongoing pattern for the duo.

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