Alex Paul was born in Westchester, New York. He started djing at the age of 15 yrs old and he worked at local clubs and events which gained him local popularity and notoriety. Although gaining local success he still thought of djing as his hobby with no endeavors to become famous within the music industry. He begin to feel as though dance music was not being paid the proper homage in the djing industry. He realized that he could bring the proper homage to a genre that he had such love and passion for through his own platform.
Once meeting Drew who is the other have of his band and band mate “The Chain Smokers”, they really had a good chemistry and decided to team up and become a duo. His talents as a songwriter and pianist have contributed to the work and success of his band “The Chain Smokers” who rose to stardom in 2014 with hits like “Selfie”. The hit rose on the billboard charts and became a breakthrough composition. In 2016 Alex rewarded his accomplishments by acquiring a stunning home in the Hollywood Hills. His home boasts luxury and comfort while embodying all the joys that nature has to bring. Life has brought some of Alex’s greatest passions full considering the fact that music initiated in his life as a hobby.
The band “The Chain Smokers” has allowed Alex and Drew to bring dance to millions of fans across the world. It has also brought a Grammy as recognition for exceptional body’s of work and although Alex doesn’t feel like his job is work at all, he is recognized and appreciated for his contributions to what dance culture has evolved into today.
“The Chain Smokers” have added an element to the djing culture that has not been there by taking step from behind the booth. They have given their fans a face to put with the music that is so beloved.