Quickie with a DJ Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Edition: The Chainsmokers
Tonight at Stone Rose, the official lounge of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, we will be rocking to the sounds of The Chainsmokers. The Chainsmokers are a New York City based DJ duo consisting of Alex Pall and Rhett Bixler. The two met over 4 years ago at a concert in Brooklyn and have been inseparable ever since. They bonded over their love for music and the problem that nightlife was becoming stale and mundane. In order to fix said problem, the two began deejaying electro house music and throwing large pop up parties throughout the the city. With the success of their themed parties (Animal Mask, Mustache, and Sunglasses at Night) the two developed a steady following of fans and began to be booked regularly at clubs throughout the city. We spoke with Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers. Check it out below:
If you could have one superhero power, what would it be? The Power to Control peoples minds.
First job you ever had? Pet Store (I cleaned up the shit that build up over night).
Favorite candy / snack? Watermelon Sour Patch Kids.
What do you drive? A 7 Speed Bike.
Favorite Sneakers? Dark Leather Sebago's.
Favorite fashion brand? WESC or Tom Ford (which I cant afford anything from).
Favorite video game? Contra II or Golden Eye close call.
Can't leave home without? iPhone.
First DJ you ever saw live? My good friends older brothers Friends Rob, he was dope, now he teaches the 6th grade.
How would you describe your style? Non-existent paired with budget and allusions of grandeur.
What are your thoughts on the dance music culture right now? What is there to hate on, its amazing that the EDM is so powerful and reaches so many, maybe its a little saturated with bad music compared to the good stuff, but its great to see its influence reaching so many different areas of life and people, music is still music no matter the genre or age.
Favorite track to play? Recently been really into Walls – Sultan and Ned Shepard or Of Monsters and Men – Little Talk (The Knocks Remix).
What can party goers expect from your set for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week? Lots of cowbell and smiles.
What DJ do you want to:
Hug? Sebastian Ingrosso when he was chubbier.
Party With? Luciano, seems like the guy probably gets some amazing invites.
DJ alongside live? Calvin Harris.
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