The Chainsmokers is a New York City based disc jockey/producer duo consisting of members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. Winter was born in 1993 in Darien, Connecticut and was a member of the Love Team. Pall was born in 1985 in New York City and studied art at New York University, while Taggart studied at Syracuse University. In 2012, they came together as a DJ duo.
They collaborated with Indian actress and recording artist Priyanka Chopra for the song “Erase,” which was released in November 2012, on Beatport. Their first record label release, “#Selfie,” was issued in January 2014 on Dim Mak Records. The song peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.