Alex Pall and the Formation of the Chainsmokers

Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers recently sat down with Interview Magazine to talk about his career and some of their newest releases. With hits that have reached the top of the Billboard charts and recognition and fans from around the world, it looks like Alex Pall will be around in the music industry for a long time. While growing up, Alex Pall DJed at various events and venues around the New York City area. On his own, he managed to gather quite a following but his life was changed after his manager introduced Alex Pall to Drew Taggart who quickly became the second member of the Chainsmokers.

When Alex Pall was introduced to Taggart, he was employed at an art gallery in New York City and DJing was more of a side job to him than a career. It was truly his passion though and he wanted to pursue it. After meeting with Alex Pall, Drew Taggart made the decision to relocate from Maine and the Chainsmokers as we know them now were born. Within 24 hours, Alex Pall and Taggart were already working together to write and produce songs. They realized that their musical and personal styles complimented each other in a great way. They could see what the other could offer to their music and their driven attitudes helped Alex Pall and Drew Taggart succeed. The pair knew they wanted to make it in the music industry and they were willing to put the work into it to achieve their goal.

Alex Pall and Drew Taggart began working with each other every day to discover and create their musical identity as the Chainsmokers. While they may not have wanted to treat it like a job, the two had a lot to do to become the Billboard-topping EDM group that they are today. While the Chainsmokers may pay Alex Pall’s bills, it means a lot more to him than that and he enjoys being able to make an impact on his fans.

DAMAC Group’s Exceptional Top Man Hussain Sajwani

The United Arab Emirates boasts of being home to some of the most renowned moguls in the world. In any list of these individuals, you would not miss the name of Hussain Sajwani. He is the name behind the DAMAC Group which he started in 2002. Hussain currently holds the position of CEO and chairman of this firm. He majored in Industrial Engineering and Economics at the University of Washington and graduated in 1981.


In 1982, Sajwani ventured into catering and had a successful two-decade career in this sector before founding DAMAC Group. It did not take long for DAMAC Group to establish itself as a leading property developer in the Middle East. Sajwani’s leadership was key to this achievement given his outstanding skillset in business. DAMAC Group has since gone on to handle many big projects across Middle Eastern states places as far as London.


Given DAMAC’s Group reputation, the firm has been able to form partnerships with other leading global brands. It has dealings with big names such as Luis Vuitton and the Trump Organization. Association with the aforementioned has led to a good working relationship between President Trump and Hussain Sajwani. In a recent New Year event, Trump identified the Hussain Sajwani family as great people in his books.


DAMAC Group has grown to the extent of starting a hospitality division running around 15,000 hotel rooms. In 2008, during the financial crisis, the DAMAC Owner held his own and ensured the firm’s profits were not compromised. Being able to keep DAMAC on its feet during such a crisis is what sets Sajwani apart from the rest. The firm has since grown into an economic powerhouse in the property development sector.


Besides business, DAMAC Group in the shape of its CEO has put in some money towards philanthropic causes. Sajwani contributed AED2 million aimed at clothing children in need of this basic requirement. His exploits have seen his name making its way into the list of the most influential Arabs on the planet. Sajwani can be described as one with a Midas’ touch looking for his excellent work in whatever he does.


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